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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.


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.


Catholic High School Opposes Quebec Mandate Prohibiting Catholic Perspective in Class
3/14/2014
Loyola principal Paul Donovan reportedly said that under the rules a Catholic teacher is not allowed to answer a student’s question "about a Catholic perspective during the course."


Study, Play, Hike, and Pray at Thomas More College High School Summer Program
3/13/2014
"What lessons does the past offer us today? Using original texts and first-hand experience, The Thomas More College Great Books Program marks a full immersion into Catholic History."


10 Critically Important Adaptations Catholic Schools Should Make to Common Core, Says Education Expert
2/18/2014
Catholic schools should “not alter [their] literature selections based on the standards” nor add more “informational texts” to their reading list, Guernsey argues.


Catholic School Atmosphere Reflects ‘Holy Family,’ Says Catholic Academic
2/13/2014
“Evangelization does not stop with religious instruction or liturgy, but affects what is taught and the way it is taught, no matter the subject.” 


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.


Benedictine College Announces Pro-Life Training Program
2/4/2014
After sending eight buses across half the continental United States to lead the March for Life, Benedictine College announced a new program to train teenagers to become leaders in the pro-life movement.


Essay Contest on John Paul II Draws Thousands of Entries, UST-Houston Reports
1/31/2014
For the tenth year in a row, the University of St. Thomas and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston held an essay contest for Catholic school students.


Religious Orders Remain Committed to Catholic Education
1/29/2014
Catholic schools have struggled with the decline of religious men and women in the classroom since Vatican II, but growing religious orders are “teaching the Truth in Christ” to Catholic school students across the country.


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.


Faith Formation ‘Number One Priority,’ Says Philadelphia Catholic Schools Leader
1/28/2014
The secretary of education for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is marking Catholic Schools Week with a clear reminder about the purpose of Catholic schools and their value to American society.


New York Times Displays Bias Against Catholic Schools, Catholic Teaching
1/24/2014
The New York Times ran an incredibly one-sided article on Wednesday titled “Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules,” about the recent firings and resignations that have occurred at some Catholic schools.


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.”


Archbishop Lucas: ‘Heart’ of Catholic Education is ‘Mission to Proclaim the Gospel’
1/22/2014
In honor of the upcoming Catholic Schools Week, Archbishop George Lucas, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Education, issued a statement recognizing the contribution of America’s Catholic schools.


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."


Common Core Could Be Costly for Catholic Schools, Report Finds
1/17/2014
Education professor Denise Donohue of Ave Maria University finds that “one quickly sees that the expense associated with implementation of the new evaluation instruments is in excess of hundreds of thousands of dollars.” 


Diocese of Toledo Supports Teacher’s Resignation over Same-Sex Marriage
1/17/2014
The Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, is publicly supporting a Catholic school’s decision to force the resignation of a choir director who recently announced his engagement to his same-sex partner.


Newman Society Responds to Catholic School Controversies Over Same-Sex Marriage
1/17/2014
"The Catholic Church is becoming more countercultural, not because the Church’s teaching is changing, but because the culture is changing, and many Catholics are changing with it,” said Newman Society President Patrick Reilly.


Common Core Analysis Begins with Catholic School Mission, Says Veteran Educator
1/14/2014
Veteran Catholic school administrator Dr. Jamie Arthur asks, “Are academic outcomes (SAT, PSAT, ACT, college acceptance) how we measure the success of Catholic education?”  


Common Core May Conflict with Subsidiarity, Say Heritage Foundation Experts
1/13/2014
"The principle of subsidiarity empowers parents, in consultation with local teachers, schools and churches, to decide which sort of education is best for their children..."


Walsh University to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week with Photo Contest
1/10/2014
Walsh announced in a press release that it will be sponsoring a photo contest for students in honor of Catholic Schools Week, which takes place from January 26 to February 1, 2014.


Common Core May Endanger Religious Freedom of Catholic Schools
1/9/2014
In the report, two legal experts on religious freedom issues explain that Catholic schools must “maintain their religious mission in all their programs... if they want to avoid” government threats to their Catholic identity. 


Pope Francis: 'Education… Is Key, Key, Key' to Reaching Youth
1/9/2014
Pope Francis reportedly said educators must "convey understanding, convey ways of doing things, convey values.  Faith is conveyed through these..." 


Common Core’s ‘National Standard’ Threatens Autonomy, Religious Freedom, Says Education Policy Expert
1/6/2014
Faith-based schools are threatened by the national scope of the Common Core State Standards, which “will negatively affect the autonomy of these schools, chipping away at the religious freedom enjoyed by faith-based schools.” 


Bishop Christensen of Superior, Wis., Cautious About Common Core
1/3/2014
He points out that because the Common Core State Standards “have not been field-tested nor been around long enough to realize their impact, Catholic Schools should not fear them but monitor them.”


Common Core at Odds with Classical Catholic Education, Says Educator
12/31/2013
Dr. Andrew Seeley, executive director of the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education, finds that the Common Core State Standards are inconsistent with Catholic schools’ roots in classical education.


Seattle Catholic High School Removes Vice Principal for Same-Sex Marriage
12/23/2013
A Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Seattle has ordered the resignation of a vice principal who married his same-sex partner, according to Seattlepi.com.


‘Catholic Is Our Core’ Launched to Address Concerns about Common Core in Catholic Schools
12/20/2013
The Cardinal Newman Society has launched the new “Catholic Is Our Core” project and issued a statement in support of greater parental involvement in the debate about the Common Core and advising caution before Catholic schools adopt untested, secular standards.


Latin Is Fun, Cool at Nebraska Catholic High School
12/20/2013
The Latin class is a part of the Catholic high school’s revitalization process to “widen [its] culture base, [its] academic and intellectual bona fides.”


Catholic Schools Must ‘Strengthen’ Identity and Support Evangelization, Says Vatican Cardinal
12/19/2013
A new document entitled “Educating in intercultural dialogue in the Catholic school. Living together for a civili[z]ation of love” was announced today by the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education.


Catholic Common Core Removes Books Celebrating Same-Sex Parents from First-Grade Unit Plan
12/18/2013
Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative and the National Catholic Educational Association have vigorously defended the Common Core State Standards as friendly to Catholic identity in Catholic schools.


New York Catholic High Schools, Health Groups Exempted from HHS Mandate
12/17/2013
“By their courageous court battle, these Catholic educators and health providers are paving the way toward renewed protection for religious freedom in the United States."


New Documentary Sets Sights on Common Core
12/12/2013
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the focus of a new documentary due out early next year according to its trailer.


Tip for Teachers: Bring to Life the Cardinal Virtues!
12/11/2013
Stories and legends from history can be used to teach the cardinal virtues and inspire a life well lived for students, according to a Latin teacher writing for Crisis Magazine.


Public Schools with Uniforms, Religion, and Tuition
12/10/2013
“Catholic education ceases to exist” if Catholic schools adopt Common Core, so says a theology professor at St. Joseph’s seminary in New York.


Common Core ‘Treats Students like Widgets’
12/10/2013
Common Core will fundamentally change Catholic schools if they implement the standards, according to an article by Paul Moses on Commonweal’s blog.


Questioning the Wisdom of Common Core
12/10/2013
“A growing chorus of voices” is questioning the wisdom, or lack thereof, in adopting the Common Core State Standards—and deservedly so, according to Lindsey Burke.  


Catholic High School Students Take Great Strides for Sister School in Haiti
12/9/2013
Seton School in Manassas, Va., is running so as to win the imperishable crown to paraphrase St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians.  


Diocese of Gaylord Rejects Common Core
12/6/2013
In a statement to parents and other stakeholders, Charles Taylor, the superintendent of Catholic Schools of Gaylord (Michigan), explains why his diocesan schools will not implement the Common Core State Standards Initiative.


Catholic School Students Rally for Life Tomorrow, Friday
12/5/2013
On the feast of St. Nicholas, Catholic schools across the country will witness to the greatest gift—life—by peacefully praying outside of abortion clinics, according to LifeSiteNews.com.


Pope Francis Makes First Major Statements on Catholic Education
11/27/2013
Calling for schools and universities committed to catechesis and evangelization, Pope Francis makes his first significant statements as Pope regarding Catholic education in Evangelii Gaudium, his apostolic exhortation released Sunday.


Common Core Creates Educational 'Iron Cage'
11/27/2013
Many parents are feeling powerless in resisting the implementation of Common Core in Catholic schools, according to a recent article in Crisis Magazine by Anne Hendershott.


Scholars Praise Impact of C.S. Lewis on 50th Anniversary of His Death
11/26/2013
Five of the scholars quoted about Lewis are professors at Catholic universities recommended in The Newman Guide for strong Catholic identity.


English Professor Provides Review of Common Core’s English ‘Substandards’
11/22/2013
Professor Anthony Esolen of Providence College is conducting a “tedious scrutiny” of the Common Core curriculum for literature and English and has termed the results “substandard."


Green Bay’s Bishop Ricken Says No to Common Core in Diocesan Schools
11/21/2013
“I have instructed our diocesan Department of Education staff, school principals and school system administrators that they not ‘adopt or adapt’ the ‘common core standards.’”


Common Core Is Curriculum, Contrary to Advocates’ Claims
11/19/2013
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has made grants totaling more than $10.5 million to develop Common Core-compliant curricula.


BREAKING: National Catholic Educational Association Responds to Common Core Concerns and Gates Foundation Grant
11/14/2013
In an email sent today to NCEA members and obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society,Brother Bimonte said, “Some of you have probably been reading or hearing concerns about Catholic schools and the Common Core State Standards.”


NAC Chair Recommends Episcopal Review of Common Core in Catholic Schools
11/13/2013
The head of the U.S. bishops' National Advisory Council (NAC) strongly recommended that the general assembly conduct an episcopal review of the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII). Renee Miller, the NAC’s chair, also encouraged the bishops to engage more extensively with college presidents about instituting Pope John Paul II’s apostolic constitution, Ex corde Ecclesiae, on their campuses.


Faulty Reasoning for Common Core in Catholic Schools, According to Franciscan Univ. Professor
11/11/2013
“Catholic schools may lose control of the curriculum in their own schools” if they adopt the Common Core State Standards, according to Anne Hendershott.


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