Catholic schools and self-control

Study: "Students in Catholic schools exhibit more self-discipline than students in public schools and other private schools

It turns out that there’s a link between Catholic schools and self control. At least that’s what Michael Gottfried, Associate Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Jacob Kirksey, a doctoral student at UCSB, found in a study for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. Specifically, according to the Fordham Institute, they found that: 1.”Students in … [Read more...]

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Trustees of small Catholic university in Belmont approve cuts

Board of Notre Dame de Namur University approves cutting programs in musical performance, fine arts, graphic design and liberal arts because of budget woes caused by dwindling enrollment

Notre Dame de Namur University will cut several programs and eliminate five full-time faculty positions in an attempt to cut costs, the Catholic school announced Monday. The school, which serves about 1,600 students, will get rid of programs that have low student enrollment, including in musical performance, fine arts, graphic design and an evening liberal arts program. The … [Read more...]

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Classic curriculum to be offered at San Francisco Catholic school

Liberal education coming to Star of the Sea Elementary School in fall of 2019

By Gibbons J. Cooney California Catholic Daily exclusive In the fall of 2019, at the direction of the archdiocese, San Francisco’s Star of the Sea Elementary School will be returning to the basics of Western education and offering a liberal education to its K-8 students. In the May newsletter, Fr. Joseph Illo, Star’s pastor, wrote: “I’m excited to announce that our … [Read more...]

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Commencement season exposes huge divide in Catholic education

Several Catholic colleges have chosen to honor individuals who publicly oppose the Church’s moral teachings

The best and the worst of Catholic higher education are once again on public display, as America’s Catholic colleges announce their spring commencement speakers and honorary degree recipients. Several colleges—many of them recommended in The Newman Guide for their strong Catholic identity—have admirably chosen to honor Catholic leaders and faithful laypeople as commencement … [Read more...]

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Loyola Marymount University professor attacks pro-life pregnancy centers

Judy Battaglia, a communication studies professor, tells student newspaper: "These centers are not pro-women or pro-health, or even 'pro-life' ... but, poseurs who are pro-forced birth"

A professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles defended California’s law which mandates that pro-life crisis pregnancy center refer to abortion clinics, according to the student newspaper. But she did more than defend the law. Professor Judy Battaglia, a communication studies professor, insulted pro-lifers. “These centers are not pro-women or pro-health, or even … [Read more...]

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Catholic school in Sacramento has special program to prevent bullying

At St. Mary School, 'peace managers' help resolve conflicts between students before they get out of control

More than one out of every five students report being bullied, according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. The majority of bullying happens at school, but it can also take place on the way to school, through text messages or online (better known as cyberbullying). At St. Mary School in Sacramento, trained peace managers are helping resolve conflicts between … [Read more...]

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Pomona Catholic Schools launch faith-based literacy and language programs

New program aims at fostering literacy, Spanish/English dual-language immersion, and blended learning for students in city's four Catholic schools

On Friday, April 13, the Family of Catholic Schools in Pomona hosted a Walk-a-Thon to celebrate the beginning of a new program aimed at fostering literacy, Spanish/English dual-language immersion, and blended learning for students in grades TK-12. Nearly 500 students participated in the Walk-a-Thon along with their families, fundraising for scholarships that will allow … [Read more...]

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Mixed messages at Loyola Marymount

"Concern about LMU's growingly ambiguous Catholic identity is present both internally and externally," notes opinion piece in student newspaper

According to its mission statement, Loyola Marymount University is "institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism." However, some university policies are inconsistent with traditional Catholic teachings. The LMU Student Health Center does not provide any form of contraception to students. University policy prohibits students from gaining access to birth control, condoms and … [Read more...]

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Why is Christ Cathedral Academy seeing increase in school enrollment?

Diocese of Orange school has grown by 18% since the school opened in 2014

As Catholic schools decline across the country, with rapid school closures and a shrinking student body, the Diocese of Orange is defying the trend. Nationwide, more than 1,000 Catholic schools have closed since 2006, a 14% decrease, and enrollment has dropped by more than 400,000, a 17% loss, according to data from the National Catholic Education Assn. But at Christ … [Read more...]

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Why Catholic school?

Superintendent of Schools for San Francisco archdiocese: "Our curriculum is rooted in the Gospels that inspire a love of learning and the intellectual pursuit of the truth"

The following is from a Catholic SF guest column by Pamela Lyons, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of San Francisco. As we celebrate Catholic Schools Week across the United States, you may be wondering what is it that separates the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of San Francisco from the many other schools in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. You may be … [Read more...]

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