While many of ACE’s initiatives provide tremendous talent and human resources to Catholic schools, we are also aware that we must continuously assess the success and limitations of our own programs, and address the need for increased scholarship and research on Catholic education and quality education more broadly. At the same time, we must work to engage the national education reform conversation with the unique value of Catholic schools. Our emphasis on rigorous research and public outreach will expand in the coming years.
The following research and publications are currently in progress or are available for download. You may also visit the ACE Press site for more information about books and reports for purchase. For more information on educational research, please visit the about the Institute for Educational Initiatives homepage.
Lost Classroom, Lost Community. This book by Margaret Brinig and Nicole Stelle Garnett shows that the closing of Catholic schools harms the very communities they were created to bring together and serve, and it will have vital implications for both education and policy debates.
Making God Known, Loved, and Served: The Future of Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools in the United States. The final report of the Notre Dame Task Force on Catholic Education.