"We don’t speak much about love in education, not even during Catholic Schools Week. Instead, we focus on more tangible measures of success: how 99 percent of Catholic school students get their high-school diplomas; how a black or Latino child is 2.5 times more likely to graduate from college if he or she has attended a Catholic high school; how Catholic schools manage to do all this at a fraction of the cost of public schools."
As we conclude Catholic Schools Week, we give thanks to God for God's abundant graces, revealed to us in our students, teachers, parents, and administrators. May we always view our work on behalf of Catholic schools as a ministry, a service, a blessing, a gift.
Teachers in Catholic Schools also called to live a life of service by sharing knowledge and faith with students. It is a ministry of love. Blessed Basil Moreau encouraged the members of the Congregation of Holy Cross and their collaborators to make Christ know, loved and served. This important work can be seen in Catholic Schools.
ACE Collaborative for Academic Excellence
To strengthen curriculum and instruction in Catholic schools, ACE has designed group projects and workshops for diocesan-selected master teachers and principals. The Collaborative is currently in five dioceses, with more than 300 people participating.
This program gives advocates of Catholic schools the opportunity to plan for and pursue continuous improvement, and it empowers principals and teachers to transform their schools at the local level.