Catholic schools, public universities, etc

Parents urged to assert their rights in sex education

Parents concerned about what their children are taught in sexual education classes in California’s public schools have resources at their disposal to assert their values. Raymond Burnell, director of education at the California Catholic Conference, said “it’s absolutely critical”

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2019-07-03T07:58:26-07:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: |1 Comment

“We’re the phoenix rising from the ashes”

When All Souls World Language School in Alhambra held its June 7 graduation, four 13-year-old eighth-graders were ready for promotion. That in itself was quite a feat. The Catholic school that began in 1921 as an integral part of

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2019-07-01T20:59:45-07:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: |0 Comments

L.A. archdiocese paper’s depressing diagnosis of California schools

The recent introduction of a radical sex education curriculum by California’s Board of Education has roused the ire of parents across the state, and ought to serve as a strong warning to the rest of the country. Books for 8-year

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2019-06-14T10:00:46-07:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

California bishops back federal education bills

The California Catholic Conference advocates for the quality education of all public and private school children, especially for those who are poor and most vulnerable. Furthermore, the CCC affirms every parents’ right to direct, and to be fully engaged in, their

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2019-06-04T16:00:14-07:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: , |0 Comments

St. John Paul II STEM Academy will open its doors on Aug. 14

From the outside, the replica of Independence Hall in Burbank will not be changed.  Yet inside the walls of Bellarmine-Jefferson High School’s campus, an extensive overhaul inside is currently underway, leading up to its reopening as St. John Paul II

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2019-05-18T07:05:39-07:00May 18th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: |3 Comments

Pepperdine University donates Columbus statue to Thomas Aquinas College

A little over two years ago, Pepperdine University made the decision to take down a statue of Christopher Columbus after student outcry, with its president at the time calling the monument a “painful reminder” of the past. The private, Malibu-based

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2019-05-17T08:40:40-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: |16 Comments

Bishop Barron gives commencement speech on greatness of soul

The following is an excerpt from the commencement speech given by Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Robert Barron at Thomas Aquinas College on May 11: How could I not take as my point of orientation today some thoughts from the patron

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2019-05-15T07:55:22-07:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Education, Spirituality and Faith|Tags: |7 Comments

Sex-ed guidelines approved by California Board of Education

The California Department of Education approved controversial changes to the state’s health and sex education framework on Wednesday, but removed five resources and books that some organizations called “sexually explicit,” including a book that explains sex to students as young

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2019-05-09T10:48:50-07:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Education|Tags: |5 Comments