Temecula finally has its own Catholic high school

Opening of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac High School is "fulfillment of a 25-year-old dream"

A 25-year dream for many Catholic families in the Temecula Valley is finally coming true.  Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac High School in Temecula welcomed its first group of students to a retreat on August 11 and 12 to kick off the first year of its new high school. Students commemorated the occasion with a prayer and etching their names on a concrete stone in the high school quad … [Read more...]

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Too complex and costly to pursue

Samuel Merritt University backs away from plans to share campus with Holy Names University

After a year of exploring the merits of a possible move to the campus of Holy Names University, the board of regents of Samuel Merritt University has decided to back away from the so-called shared campus project. Sharon C. Diaz, president and chief executive officer at SMU, said in a press release published Aug. 9 that while the shared campus project would have been “a new … [Read more...]

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What you need to know about the California Healthy Youth Act

California bishops offer guidance to parents on what to ask local school boards about sex-ed programs

Since taking effect on January 1, 2016, a significant element of the California Healthy Youth Act has been its recognition of the right of parents to supervise their children’s sexual health education. In acknowledging this right and responsibility, the Act requires schools to notify parents and guardians about the planned instruction, allows parents and guardians to review … [Read more...]

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New Catholic school opens on site of old St. Elizabeth campus in Oakland

Cristo Rey De La Salle opened Aug. 15 in the Fruitvale neighborhood, will exclusively serve low-income students

Where St. Elizabeth High School once stood for almost a century in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood, a renovated school has arisen with a new spirit, a new mission and even a new name: Cristo Rey De La Salle. It’s a school where students are expected to earn their subsidized tuition by working one day a week at a local company that foots a good chunk of the bill. And it’s … [Read more...]

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Los Angeles archdiocese opening new STEM academy

Department of Catholic Schools says St. John Paul II STEM Academy at Bellarmine-Jefferson is slated to open for the 2019-2020 academic year at the site of the former Bellarmine-Jefferson High School Burbank

As the sun sets on Bellarmine-Jefferson High School after a 74-year run in Burbank, a new institution is rising to take its place, connecting with alumni and forging its own future. Kevin Baxter, superintendent of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, laid out a framework on Tuesday for the new school — called St. John Paul II STEM Academy at Bellarmine-Jefferson — … [Read more...]

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“The big decline is in the Catholic schools”

Report: Demographic shift of middle-class Catholics out of urban centers and sharp decrease in numbers of priests, nuns and religious orders main culprits in large drop in enrollmenT

The complexion of America’s private school sector has undergone massive changes over the past half-century, driven mostly by a decline in Catholic school enrollment, according to a major new report published in the journal Education Next. The authors find that middle-class families in particular have been leaning away from private schools for several decades. Written by … [Read more...]

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“This is not a merger”

Holy Names University and Samuel Merritt University move forward with plans to share Oakland campus

As Holy Names University and Samuel Merritt University work toward the memorandum of understanding that would put both longtime Oakland education institutions on the same Mountain Boulevard campus, representatives of both are saying they are learning a lot about each other. Holy Names University, founded in 1868 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, and Samuel … [Read more...]

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More animosity toward pro-life students at Fresno State

Attorneys for Fresno State Students for Life ask school disclose results of a disciplinary proceeding after a student vandal destroyed fliers the organization had paid to print—ripping some of the fliers right out of the pro-life students’ hands

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys sent a letter Tuesday on behalf of Fresno State Students for Life and its president, Bernadette Tasy, to Fresno State University requesting the school disclose the final results of a disciplinary proceeding after a student vandal destroyed fliers that Tasy and her organization had paid to print—ripping some of the fliers right out of the … [Read more...]

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Will bill outlawing ‘sexual orientation change efforts’ also ban teaching the faith to kids?

Under California measure's broad and ill-defined terms, “any practice” could include Catholic catechism classes

Numerous commentators have raised concerns about a proposed bill currently in the California Senate, Assembly Bill 2943. The bill would amend the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act to prohibit “sexual orientation change efforts.” Most discussion of the bill has focused on its potential ban on Bible sales. It seems much more likely that the bill will make religious … [Read more...]

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Oceanside Unified School District suspends sex ed program for grades K-6

Parents say program is not age-appropriate

Oceanside Unified School District suspended sexual health instruction for grades K-6 Monday (June 18) after getting feedback from parents and community members through an online and written survey. Acting Superintendent Reggie Thompkins announced, “The district will be redesigning the K thru 6 sexual health curriculum with input from parents, district staff, and the community. … [Read more...]

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