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Regina Academies Continue to Grow, Faith at Center of Education
8/29/2014
The fourth Regina Academy was formally announced this summer with the full cooperation of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Cardinal Newman Society spoke with the president of the Regina Academies board, Barbara Henkels.


Napa Earthquake Leaves Two Catholic Schools Damaged
8/27/2014
Kolbe Academy/Trinity Prep School and Kolbe Home School and Online Academy have sustained significant damage in the earthquake that struck just outside of Napa, Calif., early Sunday morning. The two institutions remain closed while cleanup efforts proceed.


Schools Making Catholic Identity a Priority with ‘Eternal Perspective’
8/26/2014
Faithful Catholic primary and secondary schools are applying themselves with success in four areas—witness to the Gospel, the domestic Church’s role, Catholic worldview, and eternal perspective—according to a National Catholic Register article.


Five Books for Defending the Faith in College
8/25/2014
In a blog post entitled “5 Books Catholic Students in College Need to Possess,” Tom Perna shares five titles which he believes are essential to knowing your faith in college.


Catholic School Forced to Grant Exemption from Liturgies, Retreats
8/22/2014
After a series of exchanges between a Catholic-school parent and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District in Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court ruled in April that Notre Dame School in Brampton must exempt a student from taking part in compulsory liturgies and retreats.


Walsh University Forms School of Arts and Sciences
8/20/2014
Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, recently formed a new School of Arts and Sciences, the University reported. It is one of three comprehensive schools now found at Walsh.


Online Catholic Study Program Provides 'Backbone of a Liberal Education'
8/20/2014
The Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program (LSP), a Newman Guide recommended institution, has been providing sound Catholic online higher education since its establishment in 2010. 


Grads in Science, Tech, Math to ‘Lead Ethically’, Says President of UST in Houston
8/20/2014
The University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston has been rapidly expanding its science, technology, engineering and math programs (STEM), reported the Houston Chronicle last week. The expansion is reportedly a result of both societal need and student demand.


New U.K. Catholic College Program Explores Foundations of European Culture
8/18/2014
Benedictus College Director Dr. Clare Hornsby told The Cardinal Newman Society that “students will be inspired with the academic confidence to keep exploring the wealth of knowledge” introduced to them throughout “the intense and varied” program.


Catholic Studies Program Founder at UST in Minnesota Retires after 21 Years at Helm
8/14/2014
Don Briel, founder of the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., is retiring after 21 years in charge of the groundbreaking program.


Psychology Grad School Focused on Catholic Teaching Launches Online Program
8/12/2014
The Institute for the Psychological Sciences is now offering an online Master of Science in Psychology. The Institute is unique among graduate schools of psychology because it applies authentic Catholic teachings on the person, marriage, and the family.


Catholic Education Is Key to Renewing Family Life in Society
6/18/2014
Fr. C. John McCloskey places great emphasis on the importance of Catholic education in his recommended remedies to reverse the Culture of Death and promote family life.


Education Is About Pursuing Truth, Says Thomas Aquinas College Grad
6/16/2014
“We do not pursue this education for the sake of rocketing ourselves into the job market. We pursue this education to learn about the truth that allows us to function according to the highest parts in our soul.”


Support Grows for Congressional Investigation into Common Core
6/10/2014
“The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and–working closely with the U.S. Department of Education–impose new and untested academic standards on the nation’s public schools is a national scandal.”


Leader of Latin American Bishops: Liberation Theology ‘Archaic, If Not Already Dead’
6/9/2014
Archbishop Retes indicated that liberation theology is irrelevant at a recent news conference in Rome... Liberation theology is, however, still prominent on the campuses of many Catholic universities throughout the U.S.


U.S. Bishops’ Common Core Document Focuses on Catholic Identity, Says Expert
6/5/2014
“The benefit of the Common Core controversy is that it has surfaced some of the threats of secularization in our schools,” writes Dr. Dan Guernsey.


Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki Responds to Parents’ Petition Against Common Core
6/5/2014
Archbishop Jerome Listecki said the standards are a useful “reference” but that the schools maintain a “strong commitment to Catholic identity” in education, according to FoxNews.com.


Register Radio Profiles Great Books Program at College of St. Mary Magdalen
6/2/2014
The education students receive is “more than just the acquisition of information, it’s transformational… it makes a difference in the way [students] live their lives.” 


University of St. Thomas (Tex.) Strengthens Core Curriculum
5/22/2014
The vision of Pope St. John Paul II in Ex corde Ecclesiae, “stresses that the most comprehensive understanding of reality is achieved when academic ‘silos’ are avoided and knowledge from the various academic disciplines is integrated.”


TV Segment on Catholic School’s Classical Curriculum Wins News Award
5/19/2014
A few years ago, Saint Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, Md., reportedly faced “declining enrollment and funding,” at which time it switched to a Catholic classical curriculum, according to the report done by EWTN’s Wyatt Goolsby.


Catholic Schools ‘Switching’ to Charter Schools, Study Finds
5/19/2014
Charter schools must strip themselves of any Catholic identity during the school day.  Because of that, some have attempted to offer religious after-school programs.


Wyoming Catholic College President: Liberal Arts Teaches Students to Be Free
5/15/2014
Dr. Kevin Roberts writes that WCC’s liberal arts curriculum combined with its outdoor leadership program prepares students “to promote the values of Wyoming—hard work, neighborliness, and a joyful spirit.”


U.S. Bishops Acknowledge Common Core Concerns, Affirm Importance of Catholic Mission in Schools
5/15/2014
“Catholic schools must consider standards that support the mission and purpose of the school as a Catholic institution,” states the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Secretariat of Catholic Education in a recent document.


New Poll Shows Lack of Parent Involvement in Common Core, Author Says
5/5/2014
A new Gallup Poll shows that nearly one third of public school parents have not heard anything about the Common Core State Standards.


Green Bay Diocese Announces Plans for Catholic Classical Curriculum School
5/1/2014
“The goal is to develop complete thinkers who learn to draw on faith and reason together for the purpose of building up the church and society,” Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay reportedly said.


FOX News Features Common Core in Catholic Schools Debate, Newman Society Interviewed
4/16/2014
“Beauty, truth, and knowledge” are lost when Catholic schools adopt the Common Core, Bob Laird told FOX News correspondent Peter Doocy.


Catholic Business School Leaders Collaborate to Prepare Ethical Graduates
4/15/2014
“Ethics cannot be trivialized as the ‘stepchild’ of the business schools,” Dr. Simms told The Cardinal Newman Society. “It must be placed front and center as an anchor for all the other functional departments.”


New Online Guide Helps Parents Understand Key Issues, Concerns on Common Core
4/7/2014
“Based on the fundamental Catholic principle of subsidiarity, the Newman Society recognized the need for parents to have a role in the education of their children,” said Bob Laird.


The Suppression of Christian Speech on American Campuses: Dr. Ken Howell’s Story
4/3/2014
“The underlying message of secularism vs. religion is a real issue on campus,” Dr. Howell told The Cardinal Newman Society in an interview on March 31—and he would know.


Cardinal Newman Society Weighs-In on National Common Core Debate
4/2/2014
“We need to start with the basis of our Catholic faith and then build our curriculum around that... The mission of the Common Core is dramatically different than the mission of Catholic education,” said Bob Laird.


‘Humanitas’ Program Offers Catholic Liberal Arts at University of Kansas
4/1/2014
“Students take exclusive courses in the Great Books and attend Sunday evening lectures in theology through the St. Lawrence Institute for Faith and Culture.”


New British Catholic College Announces First Summer Program
3/31/2014
From August 10-22, Benedictus College will have students “sample a traditional liberal arts education” as well as enjoy “daily visits to London’s cultural centres.”


Exciting High School Summer Programs at Newman Guide Colleges
3/27/2014
High school students will get a chance to taste a bit of college life—and see what living the faith in college is all about.


Three New Catholic Schools Set to Open Modeled on Chesterton Academy
3/27/2014
Chesterton Academy describes itself as working to nurture both the minds and the souls of its students through an integrated education.


Pittsburgh Bishop Says ‘No’ to Common Core in Diocesan Schools
3/20/2014
“The Diocese of Pittsburgh has not adopted the Common Core, nor have we adopted a curriculum based on it,” Bishop Zubik wrote.


University of Mary Praised for Catholic Studies Program at Arizona State University
3/19/2014
The programs include the “study of Christology, church history, the Bible, faith and justice, Catholic Church architecture, and the role of St. Benedict and Benedictine monasticism.”


Teacher’s Union Unsettled with Common Core Implementation, Rejects Gates Funding
3/11/2014
A teacher’s union is citing the poor implementation of the Common Core State Standards as a reason to reject further funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for its Innovation Fund.


Thomas Aquinas College Accepting Applications for High School Summer Program
3/11/2014
In addition to discussing some of the great books, students will also be provided with recreational and spiritual opportunities—and a taste of what it’s like at Thomas Aquinas College.


Common Core Partnership Reveals Growing Impact on Curricula
3/7/2014
Common Core curriculum giant Pearson has announced a partnership with Bill Gates’ Microsoft, providing more evidence that the Gates-funded Common Core State Standards are being used to dictate school curricula.


Christendom Student Describes ‘Powerful’ Rome Experience
3/4/2014
A Christendom College student “walked in the footsteps of saints” during the College’s Semester in Rome Program.


Religious Education ‘Of the Utmost Importance’, Says Vatican Official in Ireland
3/4/2014
A Vatican official stressed the importance of religious education for “holistic development” to Catholic school managers in Ireland, according to The Irish Times


Evangelization Begins in the Home: Exclusive Interview with Seton Home Study
2/27/2014
“Families are attracted to us in the first place because of our Catholic curriculum and Catholic textbooks,” the director of Seton, Dr. Mary Kay Clark, said.


Newman Guide Colleges Named Among Nation’s 100 Best
2/27/2014
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H., and University of Dallas in Irving, Tex., were each chosen as the best four year-liberal arts college in their respective states.


Wyoming Catholic College Releases New Video: ‘Everything in Excellence’
2/24/2014
“Since December, 2011, we've graduated two more classes of students, refined our rigorous Liberal-Arts curriculum, continued to develop our distinctive Outdoor Leadership Program...”


Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Assails ‘Botched’ Common Core Implementation
2/20/2014
National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel wrote that there has been “poor commitment” to the correct implementation of the Common Core State Standards in the states.


Society Values Well-Rounded Education, Study Finds
2/20/2014
A new study has found that a majority of society’s members—at least when they have spent some time thinking about higher education—value a college education that teaches critical thinking and a broad array of subjects.


Catholic School in Colorado Joins Classical Education Trend
2/6/2014
St. Anthony Catholic School in Sterling, Colo., nearly had to close at the beginning of this academic year after 95 years of existence, but it was saved through the generosity of benefactors.


Minnesota School Finds Success in Catholic Identity, Classical Roots
1/28/2014
Saint Agnes School hasn’t been exempt from challenges in its 125-year history, but the journey has made the Catholic school that much stronger.


Catholic Schools Must Be ‘True Alternatives to Government Schools,’ Says Monsignor
1/24/2014
Msgr. Pope reminds that Catholic schools were originally founded to pass on the Faith, because salvation is the “most precious gift of all.”


Video: Catholic Homeschooling Innovates with ‘Hybrid,’ Classical Programs
1/21/2014
Television host Colleen Carroll Campbell reports on the growth of Catholic homeschooling and a “hybrid” homeschool program that brings Catholic students together in a "unique educational community."


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