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Recent examples of the University of Notre Dame's Alliance for Catholic Education in local and national news:

Catholic News Service. 1/23/17. Father Lou DelFra, CSC, Director of Pastoral Life for ACE at Notre Dame, was quoted for his comments on Catholic education and vocations.

National Religious Vocation Conference. 12/4/16. Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC, discusses how ACE nurtures vocations among ACE Teaching Fellows.

RedefinEd blog. 11/21/16. A student's story at St. Luke's Catholic School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy in the Palm Beach Diocese reflects the changes in goal-setting and school culture pursued in the Notre Dame ACE Academies model. 

Sacred Architecture Journal. 10/12/16. Will Seath wrote a review of Lost Classroom, Lost Community, written by Peg Brinig and ACE's Coordinator of Policy Nicole Garnett.

Notre Dame Magazine. 10/10/16. ESS Senior Associate Director Dr. Maria McKenna recounts her experience teaching at Indiana’s Westville Correctional Facility. 

Time.  10/10/16. Dr. Brian Collier and current ACE Teaching Fellow Brendan Bell were noted on page 3 of TIME Magazine's October edition for their educational work.  

Benito Link. 9/20/16. Rachel (Pleis) McKenna, Ed.D. (ACE 14), spoke about how her ACE experience in New Orleans has helped her as the principal of Sacred Heart School in Hollister, CA.

The Republican Herald. 9/9/16. John E. Usalis previewed the Catholic School Advantage Campaign's first ever Mid-Atlantic Latino Enrollment Institute, to be held Oct. 10 to 12 at DeSales University.

South Coast Today.  9/2/16. Stephen A. Perla, former senior director for ACE, takes on a new role as interim Superintendent of Fall River's Diocese. 

The Georgia Bulletin.  9/1/16. ACE graduates Brad Kluesner and Chad barwick were appointed to school leadership positions within the Archdiocese of Atlanta. 

The City Journal. 8/25/16. The Journal highlights the work of the Partnership Schools in New York City, home to ACE's newest community of Teaching Fellows. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 8/17/16. Andrew Stith (ACE 8, Kansas City) was featured for his leadership as the President of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School.

The New York Times. 7/22/16. Samuel Freedman writes about the Alliance for Catholic Education and its nurturing of ACE educators' discernment of possible vocations to priesthood and the religious life.

The Criterion. 7/22/16. The Indianapolis Archdiocese describes an ACE team's contributions to students through blended learning at Holy Angels School.

Notre Dame Magazine. 7/14/16. Rev. Joe Corpora, CSC, director of the Catholic School Advantage Campaign and a Missionary of Mercy commissioned by Pope Francis, blogs about hearing the Confessions of priests in a visit to Rome. 

The Irish World. 7/13/16. ACE founder Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, describes new Notre Dame partnership in Galway, with stewardship of a Benedictine abbey bolstering educational initiatives.

The News-Item. 7/12/16. Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, Coal Township, PA, says three of its teachers are receiving innovative formation from the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education.

South Bend Tribune. 7/2/16. John Sejdinaj, ND vice president for finance and member of the ACE advisory board, has been appointed VP and chief financial officer at Indiana University.

Corporation for National and Community Service. 6/9/16. ACE is one of numerous programs in Indiana to receive a portion of $4.3 Million in new funding for AmeriCorps programs.

The Chicago Tribune. 6/2/16. Craig Scanlon, a Remick Leader, brings a fresh perspective to St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Evanston, IL, in his first year as principal. 

Notre Dame Magazine. 5/16/16. Rev. Joe Corpora, CSC, director of the Catholic School Advantage Campaign and a Missionary of Mercy commissioned by Pope Francis, blogs about a parable of mercy. 

The Observer. 5/13/16. Alison O'Connor, a new graduate in the Class of 2016 who is about to begin formation as an ACE Teacher, received ND's Ray Siegfried Award for Leadership Excellence.

The Georgia Bulletin. 4/28/16. Chad Barwick, who holds both the M.Ed. and the M.A. in leadership from ACE, is the new president of St. Pius X High School in Atlanta, the archdiocesan newspaper reported.

Inside Indiana Business. 5/3/16. Five Indianapolis Catholic schools will be folded into the Notre Dame ACE Academies network. Hear ACE Senior Director Christian Dallavis comment on the move.  

Indianapolis Business Journal. 4/26/13. Notre Dame ACE Academies will partner with the local archdiocese in five inner-city schools. This updates eearlier AP story to discuss the partnership model.  

The Associated Press. 4/25/16. Notre Dame ACE Academies network expands to include five inner-city Catholic schools in Indianapolis in a partnership with the local archdiocese (posted at KSL.com).

Indiana Education Insight. 4/25/16. Notre Dame ACE Academies are established in five Indianapolis Catholic schools, representing an expansion of the innovative model. (Scroll to page 4.)

The South Bend Tribune. 4/25/16. Five schools in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and one school in Palm Springs, FL, will become Notre Dame ACE Academies in the 2016-2017 school year. 

The Criterion. 4/15/16. Notre Dame ACE Academies network expands into Indianapolis inner-city Catholic schools: announcement plus questions-and-answers with the archdiocesan superintendent.

The Catholic Sun. 4/11/16. ACE graduate Enrique Diaz, principal of a Catholic school in Phoenix, is a leader in the school's integration of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM).

Intermountain Catholic. 4/10/16. Catholic schools in the Diocese of Salt Lake City discover benefits from their involvement in ACE's Latino Enrollment Initiative, supporting prospective Latino students.

Eastern Oklahoma Catholic. 4/4/16. April Adalim, an ACE Teacher (ACE 21) in Tulsa, writes in the diocesan magazine (p. 16) about her advocacy for the benefits of Catholic schools via social media.

National Catholic Reporter "Distinctly Catholic" blog. 3/8/16. Michael Sean Winters, describing Boston College report on Latinos in Catholic schools, notes ACE Academies' focus to serve the marginalized.

South Bend Tribune. 3/3/16. The local Penn-Harris-Madison school district's list of potential trustees includes an ACE graduate who now directs English as a New Language studies in the ND initiative. 

Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 2/10/16. Amelia Taruc, an ACE Teacher in the Atlanta area, provided a powerful experience to a group of her students who watched as she took the oath to be a U.S. citizen.

Chicago Daily Herald. 2/7/16. ACE senior director John Schoenig is quoted in a story on trends in, and marketing for, Catholic school enrollments, plus ACE gathering of superintendents to make plans.  

WSJ.com Opinion Journal. 2/1/16. ACE senior director John Schoenig describes the background of schools' gains and challenges in a video interview about National Catholic Schools Week.  

Our Sunday Visitor. 2/1/16. Rev. Joseph Corpora, CSC, director of ACE's Catholic School Advantage Campaign, is noted as one of the Missionaries of Mercy for the Church's Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Huffington Post. 1/28/16. Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today, comments about connections between the Flint, MI, toxic water crisis and the well-being of America's marginalized kids.

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. 1/28/16. Commentary notes Catholic schools' combination of transcendent and temporal goals, as reflected in ACE Academies watchwords, "Our Goals: College and Heaven."

Catholic Star Herald. 1/28/16. Camden Diocese newspaper reports on grant-winning Catholic school in New Jersey that works with ACE in pursuit of its long-term plan for educational excellence.

The Catholic Spirit. 1/28/16. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reports honor for principal at Immaculate Conception School, working with ACE to incorporate blended learning.

Texas Catholic Youth. 1/25/16. Texas Catholic's youth edition includes commentary by Dallas Diocese schools superintendent and ACE grad Matt Vereecke about goals of heaven and service to the world.

Inside Indiana Business. 1/15/16. ACE's Fr. Joseph Corpora, CSC, an expert on Latino enrollment in Catholic schools, was selected by Pope Francis as a Missionary of Mercy for the Church's Year of Mercy.

Philanthropy Roundtable. 1/7/16. ACE Teaching Fellows graduate May Forr, teaching in Washington, D.C., invites adults with special needs to serve as classroom aides through a budding nonprofit. 

Catholic Extension. 1/4/16. Stories about the Extension Service's work include a Texas school whose principal received CES support to boost outreach through ND's Latino Enrollment Initiative.

Arizona Daily Star. 12/13/15. Notre Dame ACE Academies in Tucson, St. John the Evangelist and Santa Cruz, recognized by a White House initiative as "bright spots" in Hispanic educational excellence.

The Georgia Bulletin. 12/11/15. Atlanta's archdiocesan newspaper notes the presence of ACE's Rev. Ronald Nuzzi at Vatican's international Catholic ed conference in a report on the superintendent of schools.

American Catholic Studies. 12/2/15. Lost Classroom, Lost Community, co-authored by ACE coordinator of policy Nicole Garnett, is reviewed by historian Timothy Welch, as posted at Project Muse. 

The Texas Catholic. 12/1/15. ACE grad Matt Vereecke has been named the new superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Dallas. Currently serving in Tulsa, he takes the new post in January. 

US News.com. 11/30/15. Online US News and World Report story notes ACE as a factor in renewal in US Catholic schools, in context of Pope's remarks related to Vatican's recent Catholic ed conference.

The Wall Street Journal. 11/26/15. Commentary on the signs of renewal in Catholic schools cites Brinig-Garnett book Lost Classroom, Lost Community showing that these schools help stabilize communities.

American Enterprise Institute. 11/5/15. Prof. Nicole Garnett, ACE coordinator of policy, describes the landscape of parental choice policies around the US in a post for the AEI blog. 

The Catholic Post. 11/5/15. Peoria's diocesan media profile members of the new community of ACE teachers established in the diocese as four members of ACE Teaching Fellows continue their service.

America Magazine. 11/3/15. Notre Dame ACE Academy in Tucson is shown as an example of a school benefiting from school choice laws in a discussion of threats to Nevada parental choice campaign.

WSJ.com Opinion Journal. 10/30/15. ACE senior director John Schoenig analyzes government report of falling test scores across the nation and discusses findings on the Catholic school advantage (video).

Catholic School Renaissance. 10/15. Book published (download available) by Philanthropy Roundtable, as previewed 9/24, details ACE's role and activities, along with other signs of renewal.

The Criterion. 10/30/15. Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, co-founder of ACE, reflects on the impact of Catholic schools as keynote speaker at annual Indianapolis Archdiocese awards dinner.

THOnline/Dubuque Telegraph Herald. 10/26/15. Brian Collier, coordinator of supervision for ACE Teaching Fellows and an ACE faculty member, presents talks locally on Catholic education and history. 

CatholicMom.com. 10/4/15. Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey notes the Seton Award going to the Alliance for Catholic Education and applauds ACE for its work "to forward the mission of Catholic education."

South Bend Tribune. 10/3/15. ACE will be honored with Seton Award for service to young people through Catholic education; founder Rev. Tim Scully, CSC, will accept on behalf of ACE in Washington Oct. 5.

RedefinEd blog. 10/1/15. A student's story at the Sacred Heart School Notre Dame ACE Academy in the St. Petersburg Diocese reflects the gains in academic achievement pursued in the Notre Dame ACE Academies model. 

Education Week. 9/29/15. ACE Senior Director John Schoenig is quoted on the role of Catholic school leadership in a piece on school choice programs prompting calls for expansion of private schools.

Notre Dame Magazine. 9/28/15. Two ACE Teachers at St. Thomas More Catholic Academy in Wash., DC, blog about the great joy uplifting the students they chaperoned to see Pope Francis on Sept. 23

The Observer (Notre Dame). 9/27/15. Rev. Joseph Corpora, CSC, a leader of ACE's Latino enrollment initiatives who concelebrated Mass with Pope Francis in Washington, recalls experiences and emotions.

International Business Times. 9/26/15. ACE founder Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, is quoted among experts who see a path of renewal for Catholic schools and their mission despite declines of recent years.

FoxNews.com. 9/25/15. inspired by Pope Francis' visit to an East Harlem Catholic school, a commentary by ACE founder Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, highlights Catholic schools as bridges of hope for children.

The Economist. 9/25/15. Catholic school enrollment challenges are described in advance of the Pope's visit to a NY school. Fr. Joseph Corpora, director of ACE's Catholic School Advantage Campaign, is quoted.

USA Today. 9/25/15. The Notre Dame ACE Academies initiative is described as an example of innovative models reversing Catholic school declines. ACE Senior Director Christian Dallavis provides an overview.

Catholic News Service. 9/25/15. Coverage of Pope's visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School includes quotess from Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, about entrepreneurship helping to renew Catholic schools.

The New York Post. 9/24/15. ACE founder Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, authors a commentary on persistence and innovation as reasons for hope as Pope Francis visits a Catholic school in New York. 

Philanthropy Roundtable. 9/24/15. "Renaissance Ahead" by Smarick and Robson, who have a forthcoming book, point out ACE as part of a coming renaissance in Catholic schools.

North Jersey.com. 9/22/15. Catholic students in northern New Jersey are excited about the Pope's U.S. visit. ACE's Rev. Ronald Nuzzi is quoted as noting the Pope's keen interest in U.S. Catholic schools.

National Review. 9/22/15. Notre Dame ACE Academies initiative ranks among innovative exemplars in a rebound of hope among Catholic schools. Pope's visit in East Harlem shows "Catholic schools are back."

Poughkeepsie Journal. 9/21/15. USA Today education correspondent Greg Toppo highlights Notre Dame ACE Academies as an example of innovative models reversing the trend of Catholic school closures.

Tulsa World. 9/20/15. The annual diocesan gala raising funds for the St. Francis Tuition Assistance Trust for Catholic schools will honor ACE, with Rev. Sean McGraw, CSC, and Rev. Lou DelFra, CSC, present. 

The Tablet. 9/19/15. Institute for Educational Initiatives fellows Brinig and Garnett report on U.S. Catholic schools as Pope's visit to a NYC school nears. c2015 used with permission from The Tablet in the UK

Benzinga.com. 9/18/15. NCEA's 25th annual Seton Awards gala honorees will include the Alliance for Catholic Education, with founder Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, as a leading resource for Catholic schools.

New Orleans Times-Picayune (NOLA.com). 9/15/15. John Schoening, senior director at ACE, is quoted on U.S. dioceses keeping schools open in this feature on local efforts to attract Catholic school students. 

Tucson News Now (KOLD-TV). 9/14/15. Students at a Notre Dame ACE Academies school regularly make sandwiches for the homeless, inspired by Pope Francis, as reported at the Notre Dame news site. (Video)

The Valley Catholic (San Jose). 9/4/15. Diocesan newspaper reports that an intentional faith community of ACE Teachers is established in San Jose to serve children in under-resourced Catholic schools.

Best Education News. 8/15/15. School-choice research by CREO director and Institute for Educational Initiatives fellow Mark Berends shows need for a new tack in research on charter schools. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 7/30/15. Blogger Jason Crye points out Notre Dame ACE Academies as part of the story of Catholic school revival he has seen developing.

Flypaper blog. 7/28/15. Andy Smarick, senior fellow of the Fordham Institute, lists Notre Dame ACE Academies among signs of inner-city Catholic school resurgence. 

Thomas B. Fordham Institute blog. 7/27/15. A post on NYC Partnership Schools notes Catholic schools' neighborhood synergies, citing Lost Classroom, Lost Community, co-authored by Nicole Stelle Garnett.

The Boston Globe. 7/26/15. Newly published research from Institute for Educational Initiatives fellow Nicole McNeil cites value in different math pedagogy for young students.

Fox Sports. 7/13/15 Post from "ND Insider" selects quotes from Coach Lou Holtz's Commencement speech July 11 as ACE graduates received M.Ed. and M.A. degrees culminating their education and formation. 

The Elkhart Truth. 7/12/15. ACE graduation speaker Lou Holtz, ND legend, is a "master teacher," says ACE founder Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C. Lou and wife Beth win Notre Dame Award for Catholic Education.

WSBT-TV. 7/11/15. Coach Lou Holtz returns to ND as principal speaker at Commencement for the Alliance for Catholic Education graduate degree programs forming Catholic school educators. (Video)

South Bend Tribune. 7/11/15. Legendary ND football coach Lou Holtz, as ACE Commencement speaker, praises educators as leaders; he and his wife Beth received the Notre Dame Award for Catholic Education.

"E-Scroll" blog of Orlando Diocese. 7/9/15. Story cites upbeat aspirations in the new school year as four Catholic schools adopt the Notre Dame ACE Academies model to serve their children even better. 

RedefinEd blog. 7/6/15. Notre Dame's Center for STEM Education conducts programs bolstering STEM teaching in Catholic schools. It assisted St. Luke's School (Palm Springs) with a STEM summer camp.

The Louisville Courier-Journal. 6/30/15. John Schoenig, ACE director of teacher formation and education policy, is quoted in coverage of a Catholic school's rebound. He notes the major innovation trend in Catholic schools.

America Magazine. 6/26/15. A review of Lost Classroom, Lost Community praises authors Margaret Brinig and Nicole Garnett (Coordinator of Policy at ACE) for their insights into Catholic schools' role in social cohesion. (7/6 edition)  

"Inside Education" on Dublin Radio. 6/24/15. Education expert Sean Delaney interviews ACE's Rev. Ronald Nuzzi on Catholic school trends in a podcast from this weekly show on Ireland's 103.2 FM. (Audio)

Pittsburgh Catholic. 6/5/15. Rev. Ronald Nuzzi, Ph.D., of ACE, is quoted on advantages of Catholic schools in story of Bishop's Education Fund. Quotes from Nuzzi's "Ten Reasons Why Catholic Education Still Matters."

The Irish Catholic. 6/4/15. Photo and caption (p. 15) from Mary Immaculate College (Limerick, Ireland) conference on Catholic education shows Rev. Ronald Nuzzi, Ph.D., of ACE, as a speaker. College posted newspaper content.  

National Review. 6/3/15. Insights into the loss of social capital among the poor credit Catholic schools as builders of that capital, citing Lost Classroom, Lost Community by M. Brinig and ACE policy coordinator N. Garnett.  

Catholic San Francisco. 6/3/15. Teachers and schools in the San Francisco Archdiocese are participating in the pioneering STEM Teaching Fellows program now under way in the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education.

America Magazine. 6/1/15. Tucson Bishop Gerald Kicanas, interviewed about issues in his diocese, cites Notre Dame ACE Academies as a major resource to renew local Catholic schools serving the disadvantaged.

Son Rise Morning Show. 5/29/15. The Vatican has affirmed educating coaches for student athletes, says Play Like a Champion Today director Clark Power on national Catholic radio. (Audio begins 1:37:40.)   

The Daily Globe. 5/29/15. Newspaper in Worthington, MN, reports on St. Mary's School in Diocese of Winona updating its curriculum through collaboration among educators with guidance from ACE.

Mirror of Justice. 5/28/15. Blog on Catholic legal theory by Notre Dame's Richard Garnett notes Cornell legal scholar's review of Lost Classroom, Lost Community by Nicole Garnett and Margaret Brinig.

U.S. Catholic. 5/21/15. Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today, authors this magazine piece (excerpted from UND Press) on reaching out to the disadvantaged through education and history's great books.

WBEZ (Chicago NPR station). 5/19/15. Prof. Nicole Garnett, ACE coordinator of policy and co-author of Lost Classroom, Lost Community, discusses Chicago's Catholic schools. (Audio: click at SoundCloud)

Catholic Standard. 5/19/15. Bobby Sylvester, a Catholic University of America graduate, is featured in a story about his decision to join ACE Teaching Fellows rather than accept a Fulbright Scholarship to teach overseas.

America Magazine. 5/18/15. A photo of ACE founder Fr. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., at Cristo Rey Jesuit HS in Baltimore during ACE's 20th anniversary national bus tour, accompanies a commentary on Catholic education.

SMC Bulletin. 5/18/15. Saint Mary's College of California profiles valedictorian Andrew Nguyen, noting that he soon travels to Notre Dame. In the ACE Teaching Fellows ACE 22 cohort, he will teach in Santa Ana, CA.

Distinctly Catholic. 5/15/15. National Catholic Reporter's blog (Michael Sean Winters) cites Lost Classroom, Lost Community, noting parish schools among Catholic "on-ramps" for at-risk students accessing opportunities. 

Cato at Liberty. 5/14/15. Blog from the Cato Institute cites Lost Classroom, Lost Community by Nicole Garnett and Margaret Brinig; Cato rejects that public schools , not private schools, draw communities together.

The Elkhart Truth. 5/3/15. A program accelerating studies in STEM subjects has boosted test performance in Elkhart public high schools, aided by ND's Center for STEM Education and Institute for Educational Initiatives.

Momentum Magazine (NCEA). 5/1/15. Rev. Ronald Nuzzi, Ph.D., senior director of ACE Renewing Identity, Strengthening Evangelization (RISE), writes for educators this article on essential planning by school leaders.

St. Louis Review. 4/28/15. The Archdiocese of St. Louis newspaper highlights the arguments for the value of inner-city Catholic schools as outlined in the Brinig-Garnett book Lost Classroom, Lost Community.

The Florida Catholic. 4/23/15. Four schools in the Diocese of Orlando will become Notre Dame ACE Academies. This reporter caught the excitement envisioning academic excellence, Catholic character, and new hope for kids.

Focus Daily News. 4/21/15. A preview of fund-raising efforts for Bishop Dunne HS in Dallas includes a note about many of the school's teachers having graduated from teacher formation through ACE. 

E-Scroll News (Diocese of Orlando). 4/16/15. Four inner-city schools in the Diocese of Orlando will be Notre Dame ACE Academies, based on a new partnership between the diocese and the Alliance for Catholic Education. 

South Bend Tribune. 4/12/15. Summer enrichment camps in local Catholic schools, bringing together Michiana-area students and ACE Teachers, are listed as resources for the community in an annual listing of local camps. 

National Catholic Reporter. 4/10/15. A blog post by correspondent Michael Sean Winters notes the startup of Notre Dame ACE Academies in Orlando and suggests bishops consider the ACE model before closing schools.

RedefinEd. 4/9/15. This Florida-based news service tracking education reform reports the expansion of the Notre Dame ACE Academies partnerships into 4 schools in the Diocese of Orlando.

The Orlando Sentinel. 4/8/15. Orlando daily newspaper covers the new partnership between Notre Dame ACE Academies and the Diocese of Orlando covering four schools.

The Huffington Post. 4/8/15. Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today, comments in his latest blog post about the need to support the "student" side of the "student-athlete" paradigm pursued in college sports. 

Journal of Catholic Education. 3/31/15. March edition of online journal reviews Lost Classroom, Lost Community by Nicole Garnett & Margaret Brinig, ND law professors and Institute for Educational Initiatives fellows.

The Elkhart Truth. 3/30/2015. Summer day camps in the South Bend-Elkhart region will combine learning and fun in several Catholic schools. ACE Teachers will be among the educators for grades 2 through high school.

First Things. 3/26/2015. This journal's online site for recommended links included the Fare Forward review of Lost Classroom, Lost Community by Margaret Brinig and Nicole Garnett, ACE's director of policy.

Fare Forward. 3/25/2015. A review of Lost Classroom, Lost Community in this Christian journal of ideas and culture for young adults describes the research of co-authors Brinig and Garnett on Catholic schools.

SoundCloud: Son Rise Morning Show. 3/24/2015. Dr. Matt Kloser, director of the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education, discusses research and the Center's new fellowship program. (Audio, national Catholic radio)

Patheos.com. 3/17/2015. ACE founder Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, in Wall Street Journal opinion piece by Bill McGurn (in a CNA report), affirms links between Latino students and earlier Irish immigrants in Catholic schools.

The Brownsville Herald. 3/14/2015. Sarah Ennis, an ACE Teacher at the Incarnate Word Academy in the Diocese of Brownsville, hails from Minnesota but embraces the school community--and its annual celebration.

The Huffington Post. 3/13/2015. Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today, discusses the domination by over-competitive adults that can damage the joy and moral growth in youth sports. (About 8:00 into video)

Our Sunday Visitor. 3/8/2015. Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today, pinpoints key principles in a feature on character development in school athletics.

WGN-TV News. 3/4/2015. ACE founder Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, joins in tribute to ND President Emeritus Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC. He notes Father Ted's passion for excellence to honor the Blessed Mother. (Video)

Catholic News Service. 2/25/2015. ACE's Haiti Initiative (including its Read to Learn initiative) to improve education for the country's long-term development is described in this story in Portland's Catholic Sentinel.

The Omaha World-Herald.  2/21/2015. Rev. Joseph Corpora, CSC, director of ACE's Catholic School Advantage campaign, contributes insights on Latino enrollments in story about Omaha Archdiocese's Latino initiative. 

The Boston Pilot. 2/16/2015. Five Minutes with the Saints: More Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers  is featured among the books recommended by the Boston Archdiocesan newspaper for Lenten reading.

America Magazine. 2/13/2015. Lost Classroom, Lost Community, by ACE coordinator of policy Nicole Garnett and Margaret Brinig, complements commentary on prisons because of Catholic schools' impact on social capital.  

America Magazine. 2/12/2015. An overview of ACE Teaching Fellows and its unique formation-based and faith-filled approach to serving students in Catholic schools around the country, provided by CNS.

YouTube. 2/12/2015. Video: Part 3 of Catholic News Service series, "Reimagining Catholic Education." This feature describes the approaches and enthusiasm of ACE Teachers and leaders.

Crux: Covering All Things Catholic. 2/11/2015. Profile of ACE--stressing kids' path to college and heaven--includes story/video by Catholic News Service. A look at Catholic school history, trends, signs of renewal.

Catholic News Service. 2/10/2015. Video on You Tube, also presented online by diocesan media, tells how the Notre Dame ACE Academies model of renewal for inner-city Catholic schools is working in Tucson.

Inside Indiana Business. 2/10/2015. ACE graduates are among those invited to apply for an innovative STEM Teaching Fellows program in the Institute for Educational Initiatives--robust professional development.

Catholic News Service. 2/10/2015. Feature on Keiran Roche, principal of St. John the Evangelist, a Notre Dame ACE Academy in Tucson, stresses key principles of ACE and finds "God in all things."

Catholic New World. 2/8/2015. Report on Chicago's Catholic Schools breakfast, featuring Archbishop Cupich, quotes ACE founder Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC., noting a Catholic school advantage for Latinos.

The Independent Florida Alligator. 2/4/2015. Commentary by student Michael Beato in this University of Florida newspaper praises the impact of Catholic K-12 schools and cites Lost Classroom co-author Margaret Brinig.

Inside Indiana Business. 2/2/2015. As Rev. John Jenkins, CSC, is re-elected as Notre Dame's President, a list of his accomplishments includes construction of buildings such as ACE's Carole Sandner Hall.

Catholic News Service. 1/31/15. John Schoenig, ACE director of teacher formation and education policy, is quoted from an earlier projection of a growing use of school choice vouchers in states.

National Review Online. 1/30/15. Interview with Notre Dame law professors whose Lost Classroom, Lost Community research finds that Catholic school closures reduce social cohesion in urban neighborhoods.

RedefinEd. 1/30/15. This influential Florida ed-reform blog marks Catholic Schools Week, noting a non-Catholic parent's praise (see Crux, below) for the Notre Dame ACE Academy, Sacred Heart, Pinellas Park.

EWTN News Nightly. 1/30/15. Fr. Joe Corpora, CSC, of ACE discusses Latino enrollment. EWTN visits an ACE Teacher community and talks with Fr. Lou DelFra. (Video: Start 14:00 mark, view both segments)

Son Rise Morning Show. 1/30/15. Fr. Joseph Corpora, CSC, talks about Catholic school trends as this national Catholic radio program marks Catholic Schools Week. (Audio: Go to podcast dated 01_30, start at 1:49:20 mark)

Penn Live: The Patriot News. 1/30/15. A Mechanicsburg, PA, native whom the local media named "best and brightest" in 1999, became an ACE Teaching Fellow and continues to embrace Catholic school teaching.

The Tennessee Register. 1/30/15. An ACE graduate with Remick Leader experience is named to take principal's position at St. Joseph School in the Diocese of Nashville.

Kresta in the Afternoon. 1/29/15. Al Kresta, a host on national Catholic radio, interviews Prof. Nicole Garnett about Lost Classroom, Lost Community and the value of Catholic schools. (Audio: 1st hour, at 9:00 mark) 

Crux: Covering All Things Catholic. 1/28/15. A personal essay describes why a non-Catholic parent sends her twins to Sacred Heart School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy in the Tampa Bay area. 

The Record. 1/28/15. Archbishop of Louisville marked the fifth anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake, and the archdiocesan media noted that ACE was in the country assisting the renewal of Haitian schools. 

Son Rise Morning Show. 1/28/15. Interview with Fr. Ronald Nuzzi on the national Catholic radio network. He describes the ACE RISE initiative he directs as an aid in making teachers "irresistible witnesses" of the faith. 

National Catholic Register. 1/27/15. School-vouchers story quotes ACE RISE director Fr. Ronald Nuzzi, pointing out that such policies align with Catholic values--parents as primary teachers of their children.

Catholic New World. 1/25/15. Juana Graber, who represents ACE's Catholic School Advantage campaign in Chicago, assesses progress in Latino enrollment gains in this feature by the archdiocesan media.

Catholic Voice Online. 1/23/15. Omaha diocesan media cover new leadership for Latino enrollment in schools, noting many ideas come from ACE's publication, Renewing Our Greatest and Best Inheritance.

First Things. 1/22/15. An assessment of trends in Catholic schools notes that, with help from ACE's Catholic School Advantage Campaign, the Latino percentage of Catholic school enrollments is rising.

The Georgia Bulletin. 1/22/15. ACE's hosting of a STEM camp was an early step as the Atlanta Archdiocese's integrates more science, technology, engineering, and math into Catholic schools' curriculum and culture.

Stories: Illinois State University. 1/16/15. Dr. Daniel Lapsley, ACE's Coordinator of Academic Programs, will deliver a Hesburgh Lecture, "Moral and Character Education in Schools."

Son Rise Morning Show. 1/12/15. TJ D'Agostino, ACE's director of Haitian Catholic Education Initiatives, describes efforts for Haiti's renewal five years after a major earthquake. (Audio: In audio dated 01_12, go to 1:51 mark)

Crux. 1/7/15. Catholic News Service retrospective on Church's post-earthquake activities in Haiti highlights the role of ACE in improving education of Haitian children along with organizations such as Catholic Relief Services.

Memphis Commercial Appeal. 1/7/15. Christian Dallavis, ACE senior director, leadership programs, comments on "Jubilee Schools" in the context of Catholic school governance and the goals of quality and Catholic identity.

Council on American Private Education (CAPE) Outlook. 1/1/15. Michael McShane, an ACE graduate and research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, provides commentary on school accountability. (See p. 3 of pdf file)

Recordnet.com. 12/28/14. Mayra Delaserda is joining in partnership with the Diocese of Stockton to foster Latino enrollment in schools. She is ACE's new field representative for the Catholic School Advantage campaign.

National Catholic Reporter. 12/23/14. Dennis Sadowski of Catholic News Service looks back at five years of development work in Haiti after the 2010 quake. He highlights ACE's work to improve children's education.

People Magazine. 12/20/14. Katie Mullins, an ACE teacher in Tucson, benefits from the friendly encouragement and generosity of music superstar Taylor Swift. The third grade students share in enjoying the gifts sent to Katie.

Chron.com. 12/20/14. Houston Chronicle honors deceased Fr. TJ Martinez, SJ, founder of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School. Fr. Tim Scully, CSC, paid tribute to this ACE award recipient.

America Magazine. 12/16/14. Update on Haiti includes advances in ACE's Haiti Catholic Education Initiative. See description of Catholic News Service coverage.

Catholic News Service. 12/16/14. Update on ACE Haiti Catholic Education Initiative, such as teacher training and school governance. See Catholic Courier (Rochester) and Catholic Sentinel (Portland, OR) and more. 

Inside Indiana Business. 12/12/14. ACE launches Read to Learn literacy program with support from a $1-million donor. The innovative program uses new literacy approaches to improve reading and overall learning.

ND Echoes. 12/11/14. Fr. Joe Corpora, CSC, director of ACE's Catholic School Advantage Campaign, discusses his life as a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in a video profile.

Journal of School Choice. 12/9/14. This academic journal of research and reform reviews the Lost Classroom book and highlights the implications of its findings for conditions in cities such as Chicago. 

Education Next. 12/04/14. A "guide to education policy books of 2014" mentions Lost Classroom, Lost Community as a good holiday gift for educators.

Choice-Connect. 12/01/14. This publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries reviews Lost Classroom as a book that recognizes the role Catholic schools play as community institutions, as well as educational institutions.

Catholic Herald. 11/26/14. Diocese of Milwaukee newspaper reports on a Marquette University conference on the future of Catholic schools, with comments from Lost Classroom, Lost Community authors Brinig and Garnett.  

CatholicHerald.com. 11/25/14. Book of reflections from and for the ACE community, Five Minutes with the Saints, is a resource for busy teachers, reports the Diocese of Arlington in its online newspaper.

Catholic Sentinel. 11/21/14. St. John the Evangelist School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy in Tucson, is featured in a video and story about the students' mariachi band and its spirited role in the community's culture.

Relevant Radio. 11/17/14. Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC, talks about his book, Five Minutes with the Saints, a collection of ACE community reflections on saints written especially for teachers. (Audio: Segment begins 29:00.)

Holy Family Radio. 11/16/14. Fr. Ron Nuzzi, senior director of ACE RISE, talks about his list of reasons to support Catholic schools and about his work on Catholic identity in the Grand Rapids Diocese. (Audio: 60 mins.)

Son Rise Morning Show. 11/11/14. National Catholic radio network interviews Fr. Louis DelFra as co-editor of Five Minutes with the Saints. He describes the value of spiritual reflection for ACE teachers.

Education Week. 10/31/14. "Charters and Choice" blog features WBEZ interview with Lost Classroom, Lost Community co-authors Brinig and Garnett.

WBEZ-FM Chicago. 10/30/14. Tony Sarabia interviews Lost Classroom, Lost Community book authors Margaret Brinig and Nicole Garnett on Chicago's NPR station after school closure plans make local news. (Audio: 14 min.)

Chicago Sun-Times. 10/30/14. Editorial pointing out why everyone should care about the announced closing of additional Catholic schools in Chicago refers toLost Classroom, Lost Community research in that city.

The Observer. 10/30/14. Undergraduates learn about teaching as part of Notre Dame's set of initiatives for Catholic schools at the annual "ACE Night" on campus. 

CatholicMom.com. 10/28/14. A reflection inspired by St. Andre Bessette offers insights for Catholic school teachers, all others in the ACE community, and readers of Lisa Hendey's popular blog.

Today's Catholic. 10/26/14. Speakers at a Notre Dame Law School event saluting the authors of Lost Classroom, Lost Community say the book encourages crucial research on Catholic schools as civic resources. (p.8 of pdf)

Bucks County Courier-Times. 10/24/14. Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today, is quoted in a local newspaper's coverage of hazing cases, noting the surprise hazing allegations bring to a community.

Orange County Catholic. 10/22/14. Diocese of Orange reports enrollment gains in Santa Ana schools where ACE Teaching Fellows now serve. Report also cited Latino student enrollments were up and noted Bishop Vann's support for ACE.

National Catholic Reporter. 10/10/14. ACE aims to prepare leaders who transform Catholic schools to offer the highest quality to as many children as possible, writes Michael Sean Winters in his "Distinctly Catholic" blog.

EWTN News Nightly. 10/8/14. ACE community serves Washington DC Catholic school students. Teaching Fellows face benefits & challenges. Rev. Lou DelFra, CSC, gives spiritual & long-term perspective. (Video: start 15:37)  

Fordham Institute "Flypaper" Blog. 10/8/14. Senior Policy Fellow at this Institute helping to lead the pursuit of educational excellence cites Lost Classroom, urging reformers to be aware of Catholic schools' impact.

Chicago Sun-Times.com. 10/3/14. "When Catholic Schools Vanish, Things Fall Apart" is the headline given to this online posting of the recent review of Lost Classroom, Lost Community that appeared in City Journal.

The Huffington Post. 10/3/14. Play Like a Champion Today director Clark Power comments on a "credibility crisis" in athletics. ACE's Play Like a Champion initiative works to build moral character through sports.  

CatholicPhilly.com. 9/26/14. Education expert John DiIulio joins Lost Classroom authors Brinig and Garnett, discussing Catholic schools at the intersection of education policy and community development policy.

Aleteia. 9/26/14. Naomi Schaefer Riley, who writes about ACE in her new book, Got Religion?, talks about young people being spiritually productive through ACE, as reported in this foundation's online news publication.

City Journal. 9/19/14. The Lost Classroom book by Profs. Brinig and Garnett makes the point that Catholic schools are "Irreplaceable," as associate editor Matthew Hennessey writes in this review. 

AEI Ideas. 9/18/14. American Enterprise Institute blog post by Michael McShane highly recommends "Lost Classroom" book and its insights into the need to keep Catholic schools operating in inner cities.

EWTN News Nightly. 9/17/14. Co-authors and IEI fellows Margaret Brinig and Nicole Garnett discuss their "Lost Classroom, Lost Community" book on national Catholic network's news program. (Video: Starts at 15:20) 

NBC News. 9/15/14. Play Like a Champion Today director Clark Power comments in NBC's story on an NFL "social responsibility" plan. PLACT programs for coaches and parents stress moral development in athletics.

US Catholic. 9/14/14. National magazine interviews Clark Power, director of the Play Like a Champion Today program in ACE, about the organization that nurtures values and character in school athletics.

Recordnet.com. 9/13/14. Online news publication for Stockton, CA, covers Notre Dame's educational partnership in Stockton Diocese. Initiatives in diocesan schools include staff development, blended learning, marketing.

Chalkbeat Indiana. 9/12/14. Panel of national and local K-12 education experts, co-hosted by Notre Dame and ACE, explore initiatives in Indianapolis, including role of philanthropists, governmnet, and school choice.

NPR/State Impact Indiana. 9/12/14. State must address poverty, education reform leaders argue in panel discussion co-hosted by University of Notre Dame in Indianapolis. They discussed school qualtiy in Indianapolis.

The Observer. 9/7/14. In inaugural Fr. Tim Scully, CSC, Lecture on Education in the Service of Citizenship, sponsored by ND's Rooney Center. Prof. John DiIulio says Catholic educators must bolster urban schooling.  

KVOA-TV Tucson. 9/1/14. Local media coverage of an event celebrating the support of the diocese and donors for renewal of facilities at the Santa Cruz School, a Notre Dame ACE Academies school serving inner-city students.

Education Week. 8/27/14. Letter to the Editor from ACE founder Rev. Tim Scully, CSC. the Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives, calls attention to Catholic schools' distinctive service to poor. 

Relevant Radio. 8/25/14. "Catholic Community of Faith," a weekly program of the Archdiocese of Chicago, interviews "Lost Classroom, Lost Community" authors on "social capital" and urban Catholic schools. (Audio)

The News Tribune. 8/22/14. Visitation STEM Academy in Tacoma, Wash., holds its first science/engineering summer camp for students, co-directed by Dr. Matt Kloser of Notre Dame's Center for STEM Education.

The Washington Post.  8/21/14. Interview with Lost Classroom, Lost Community authors, Notre Dame law professors Garnett and Brinig, in Post's online coverage. RNS reports the research on Catholic schools.

Sojourners. 8/21/14. This faith-based national magazine on social justice posted the RNS story interviewing Institute for Educational Initiatives fellows Garnett and Brinig about Catholic schools supporting inner cities.

US Catholic. 8/21/14. This national magazine posted the Religion News Service interview with Lost Classroom authors Garnett and Brinig, exploring their research findings on Catholic school closures.

Fox News Latino. 8/21/14. Interview with Rev. Joseph Corpora, CSC, of ACE's Catholic School Advantage Campaign, and ACE's new publication on Latino Enrollment, Renewing Our Greatest and Best Inheritance.

Religion News Service. 8/21/14. Interview with Lost Classroom, Lost Community authors Brinig and Garnett about their research, including the link between Catholic school closures and higher crime rates. 

National Catholic Reporter. 8/21/14. NCR, which earlier published a review of Lost Classroom, Lost Community, posts the RNS story interviewing authors Brinig and Garnett on their Catholic school impact research. 

The Messenger. 8/15/14. Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Covington, Ky., presents ACE's "Prayer for Catholic Schools" (p. 10 of this pdf). On p. 6, principal's post goes to Remick Leadership Program graduate.

The Catholic Globe. 8/7/14. ACE's annual Latino Enrollment Institute, part of a nationwide effort with principals increasing schools' Latino student enrollmlents, is described in the context of Sioux City Diocese attendees. 

Our Sunday Visitor. 8/6/14. Prof. Nicole Garnett, co-author of Lost Classroom, Lost Community, discusses Catholic school contributions and challenges--and solutions pursued at ND--in this national Catholic newspaper.

Catholic New World. 7/27/14. Chicago Archdiocese newspaper reports on Lost Classroom, Lost Community book and research into impact of Catholic school closures on inner city neighborhoods in Chicago and elsewhere.

America Magazine. 7/21/14. Matt Emerson, in blog post, calls attention to Lost Classroom, Lost Community and the research finding that Catholic schools are important generators of social capital for urban neighborhoods.

Northwest Catholic. 7/21/14. Innovative model of blended learning developed and guided by the Alliance for Catholic Education has yielded strong indicators of student success during pilot year at St. Paul School, Seattle.

Psychology Today. 7/20/14. Darcia Narvaez, IEI fellow and psychology professor and "Moral Landscapes" blogger for the magazine, writes about "cry-it-out" sleep training for babies.

NCAA Champion Magazine. 7/17/14. Coaching Ethics Symposium, hosted by Play Like a Champion Today, examines ethical clarity in coaches' decisions; director Clark Power speaks.

Huffington Post. 7/16/14. Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today unit within ACE and the Institute, writes about All-Star Game and Derek Jeter in his regular blog for the HuffPo.

HispanicBusiness.com. 7/11/14. Alliance for Catholic Education graduates 108 teachers and leaders for under-resourced Catholic schools in 2014 Commencement Exercises, with Sen. Bob Casey as keynote speaker.

Florida Catholic. 7/10/14. Notre Dame's Center for STEM Education is helping St. Paul School in Palm Springs, Fla., and other schools conduct summer STEM education initiatives for their students.

Son Rise Morning Show. 7/10/14. Institute for Educational Initiatives fellow Prof. Nicole Garnett is interviewed on national Catholic radio about her Lost Classroom research into Catholic schools and social capital. 

EducationNext. 7/8/14. Nathan Glazer, professor emeritus of education at Harvard, offers praise in review of Lost Classroom book assessing Catholic school closures and their impact on urban neighborhoods.

Experience Michiana. 7/3/14. News-feature program on South Bend's local PBS station talks with ACE team members Sarah Perkins and Drew Clary about the homecoming and the National Bus Tour visiting schools.

ND Works. 7/1/14. "Homecoming" event for the National Bus Tour allows ACE to honor champions of local education with bus and ACE leaders at the Main Building.

Catholic Mom.com. 6/26/14. Noted Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey mentions the Lost Classroom book by our two Institute for Educational Initiatives fellows in her latest post.

Relevant Radio. 6/23/14.  Host Drew Mariani interviews authors Brinig and Garnett about Lost Classroom, Lost Community"and their new research on inner-city Catholic schools. (Audio) 

The Catholic Voice. 6/9/14. Oakland Diocese reports on Bus Tour at St. Jarlath School; schools superintendent Sr. Barbara Bray & principal Rodney Pierre-Antoine, director of ND ACE Academies, are speakers.

Bishop's Radio Hour (Sacramento). 6/6/14. Host Bob Dunning interviews Fr. Scully on ACE's recent visit to the diocese and the value of Catholic schools. (Audio: 1/2 hour)

Catholic News Service. 6/4/14. Rev. Tim Scully, CSC, receives Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations for his contributions to Catholic education. (Scroll among daily news briefs)

National Catholic Reporter. 6/3/14. Michael Sean Winters, reviewing Lost Classroom, Lost Community by Prof. Peg Brinig & ACE Coordinator of Policy Nicole Stelle Garnett, calls it a "must read" for many audiences.

Catholic Sentinel. 6/3/14. Bus tour team, including Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC, visits Blessed Sacrament School in Portland, Ore.; the diocese's media report on the celebration and honoring of local champions.

Orange County Register. 5/28/14. National Bus Tour visits St. Joseph School in Santa Ana in the Diocese of Orange. Celebration of Catholic schools and diversity includes folklorico dancing by students.

Saint Louis Review. 5/28/14. Distinguished Catholic commentator George Weigel's column (see "First Things" below) praising new Garnett/Brinig book, Lost Classroom, Lost Community.

First Things. 5/28/14. New book co-authored by ACE Coordinator of Policy, Prof. Nicole Stelle Garnett of Notre Dame Law School, "Lost Classroom, Lost Community," is reviewed by noted author George Weigel.

South Bend Tribune. 5/24/14. Rev. Timothy Scully, CSC, receives a 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for his service to Catholic schools in the United States.

Northwest Catholic. 5/21/14. National Bus Tour stops in Seattle and celebrates Catholic schools, as reported by the archdiocesan media, and Archbishop Sartain receives a University of Notre Dame Award.

Catholic New World. 5/18/14. ACE teacher Maria Rodriguez and principal Benny Morten, a graduate of ACE, comment in this account of the ND bus visit to--and a new narrative about--Chicago Catholic schools.

Diocese of Sacramento Blog.  5/15/14. News items on diocesan homepage include a report on Notre Dame's visit with Bishop Soto and 3,500 students at Raley Field honoring Catholic schools. (Scroll down.)

WNDU-TV South Bend. 5/15/14. "The Mind of a Bully" interivews Play Like a Champion Today director Prof. Clark Power as an expert on bullying in parts one and three of this series of reports. (Video)

The Tidings Online. 5/14/14. Notre Dame visit to Immaculate Conception School in downtown Los Angeles celebrates Catholc schools' role in shrinking the "achievement gap" among low-income students.

Son Rise Morning Show. 5/14/14. Garrett Mandeville, an ACE Assistant Director, on 200 Catholic radio stations, reflects on the Bus Tour and ACE's broad responses to school trends and Latino students. (Audio)

The Modesto Bee. 5/12/14. Students of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Modesto welcomed the Notre Dame Bus Tour to the Diocese of Stockton. Bishop Stephen Blaire joined the visitors from ACE.

Inside Indiana Business. 5/12/14. ACE receives additional $10 million leadership gift from Mary Ann and Jack Remick, boosting growth in the Remick Leadership Program forming Catholic school leaders.

"Seize the Day" on KWAM-AM (Memphis). 5/7/14. Former diocesan schools superintendnet Mary McDonald interviewed ACE bus team members on her show as they traveled. (Audio: Find 5/7 MP3 & other downloads)

The New Vision. 5/6/14. Alliance for Catholic Education visits the three Notre Dame ACE Academies in Tucson to highlight a model of partnership encouraging student academic achievement.  

Nogales International. 5/6/14. Newspaper in Nogales, Arizona, reports on Bus Tour and presentation of a Notre Dame Award to Sister Rosa Maria Ruiz, honoring her dedicated service to Tucson Catholic schools.

The Catholic Sun. 5/4/14. National Bus Tour visits Phoenix and honors Sister Julie Kubasak and Tom Ambrose amid events celebrating Catholic schools.

US News & World Report. 5/1/14. Story on Catholic schools and charters quotes ACE's Christian Dallavis on Notre Dame ACE Academies model, along with school choice laws, helping schools keep Catholic identity.

Arizona Daily Star. 4/30/14. Notre Dame Natioanl Bus Tour visits Tucson's Notre Dame ACE Academies, three inner-city Catholic schools demonstrating student success through an innovative partnership model.

Univision KUVE-TV Tucson. 4/28/14. Video footage (uncut, not a stand-alone story, courtesy KUVE) at the St. John the Evangelist School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy: a celebratory ND bus visit. (Video en espanol)

University of Dayton Blog. 4/24/14. Rev. Ronald Nuzzi, senior director of ACE RISE, writes a tribute upon the passing of Prof. Thomas Hunt, a leader in scholarship on Catholic schools and co-author with Nuzzi.

"Monday Memo" blog by Bishop Kicanas. 4/28/14. Weekly blog post from the Diocese of Tucson includes Bishop's preview celebrating ND ACE Academies as "a new model of Catholic schooling." (Scroll down.)

Welcome Home. 4/21/14. Students from St. James, Blessed Sacrament, and St. Gerard Schools offer their welcomes and express their talents in different ways as the Bus Tour visits San Antonio.

The Catholic Spirit. 4/9/14. Notre Dame's National Bus Tour visits two schools in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, highlighting the positive impact of Catholic education.

Relevant Radio: The Rediscover Hour. 4/4/14. Interviewed from Chicago, ACE Teaching Fellows assistant director Alec Torigian celebrates the ND visit in Saint Paul and Minneapolis. (Audio: Go to 2:10 mark)

Associated Press. 4/3/14. Rev. Ronald Nuzzi, senior director of ACE RISE, is quoted in national wire service story on trends in diocesan employment agreements with Catholic school teachers.

Minneapolis Star Tribune. 4/1/14. Alliance for Catholic Education will visit Blessed Trinity School as part of its national bus tour.

National Catholic Reporter. 3/28/14. Notre Dame ACE Academies model aids inner-city Catholic school renewal (see "Tucson" story); ACE & ND show school stewardship (see"Hope" story); more at ncronline.org.

Culturemap Houston. 3/27/14. Rev. TJ Martinez, SJ, president of Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston, receives University of Notre Dame Sorin Award for Service to Catholic Schools.

Valley Morning Star. 3/22/14. Notre Dame National Bus Tour visits Guadalupe Regional Middle School; school president and teachers reflect commitment of Alliance for Catholic Education. (Also in Brownsville Herald.)

The Brownsville Herald. 3/21/14. University of Notre Dame Sorin Award for Service to Catholic Schools will go to Most Rev. Daniel Flores, Bishop of Brownsville, as part of Natioanl Tour for education.

The Colorado Catholic Herald. 3/21/14. ACE bus, on its way through the Rocky Mountains, visits Corpus Christi School in the Diocese of Colorado Springs. 

NBC TV San Antonio. 3/19/14. On-scene coverage as bus visits San Antonio and shares message of Catholic schools' benefits for students. (Video)

Fox TV San Antonio. 3/19/14. Visits to St. James and Blessed Sacrament schools highlight the importance of educational excellence and the unique role of Catholic schools.

Denver Catholic Register. 3/18/14. Bus visit to St. Rose of Lima Academy prompts a look back and a story of strong partnership with the school community in interview with ACE Senior Director Dr. John Staud.

Univision San Antonio. 3/18/14. Celebration of Catholic schools brings ACE to St. James School; Rev. Joe Corpora of the Catholic School Advantage campaign is interviewed. (Austin TV too) (Video en espanol)

San Antonio Express-News. 3/18/14. Students greet Notre Dame bus, rattling maracas and waving welcome signs, as it rolls up to St. James the Apostle School.

South Texas Catholic. 3/18/14. Preview of Notre Dame's National Bus Tour visiting St. Anthony School in Corpus Christi.

The Daily Oklahoman. 3/14/14. Notre Dame honors Sister Kay Powers, long-time educator, in National Bus Tour visit to a Catholic school in Oklahoma City.

The Georgia Bulletin. 3/7/14. Online report from the Atlanta Archdiocese describes Notre Dame's visit to St. John the Evangelist School in Hapeville, marking ACE's 20th anniversary of service to students.

Centro Tampa. 3/7/14. Spanish language media cover visit to Notre Dame ACE Academy in Pinellas Park and General Mills donation. See "Visita" headline: "Spiritual visit and donation for Pinellas school." (en espanol)

Wall Street Journal "At Work" Blog. 3/6/14. Mark Berends, director of Notre Dame's Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, comments on new design for SAT tests.

The Tampa Tribune. 3/5/14. Tribune's South Tampa News edition covers Natioanl Bus Tour as the Alliance for Catholic Education visits St. Joseph School, one of the Notre Dame ACE Academies.

RedefinEd. 3/3/14. Interview with Rev. Tim Scully, Alliance for Catholic Education founder. Topics inclue: Catholic school trends, parental choice, leadership as a key. (Audio)

TBN Weekly. 2/26/14. Tampa Bay newspaper reports on ACE's bus tour visit to Sacred Heart School, a Notre Dame ACE Academy, in Pinellas Park.

The New Vision. 2/26/14. Diocesan newspaper in Tucson notes Notre Dame ACE Academy's involvement in show of support for Catholic schools and parental choice policies.

WNDU-TV. 2/26/14. "Extreme Bullying" report interviews Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today. (Video)

"For His Friends" blog by Bishop Robert Lynch. 2/25/14. Most Rev. Robert Lynch of Diocese of St. Petersburg writes on Alliance for Catholic Education visit to Tampa's Notre Dame ACE Academies.

Blog: "A Good Measure" by Lisa Hendey. 2/25/14. National Bus Tour in Tampa visits Notre Dame ACE Academies, noting corporate generosity, gains for students, award for Bishop Lynch.

RedefinEd. 2/19/14. Education reform discussion forum reports on National Bus Tour visit to Sacred Heart School in the Tampa Bay area and Notre Dame Award presented to Bishop Robert Lynch.

South Bend Tribune. 2/21/14. Notre Dame education leaders in campus-community collaboration host Brazilian teachers of English in an initiative tapping ACE & South Bend public schools for mentoring.

St. Augustine Catholic. 2/18/14. National Bus Tour visits Jacksonville; Catholic School Advantage campaign director Rev. Joseph Corpora, CSC, discusses Latino enrollment gains. (also en espanol).

Son Rise Morning Show. 2/18/14. A look at the Winter Olympics from a Christian values perspective, presented on national Catholic radio by Clark Power of Play Like a Champion Today. (Audio)

The Clarion Herald. 2/18/14. New Orleans archdiocesan newspaper covers Bus Tour visit to Our Lady of Prompt Succor School.

The Huffington Post. 2/17/14. Clark Power of Play Like a Champion Today reflects in his latest blog post regarding "the grace of competition" and the purpose of the Olympic Games.

The Gulf Pine Catholic. 2/14/14. Notre Dame honors Bragg Moore, director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Biloxi, when National Bus Tour visits Resurrection Catholic School in Pascagoula.

US Catholic. 2/12/14. PBS education correspondent John Merrow, in magazine interview, cites ACE Teaching Fellows as a "wonderful program" for hands-on teacher formation.

News33 and Fox44 TV in Baton Rouge. 2/11/14. National Bus Tour visits Plaquemine, La., Catholic school and honors long-time principal.

AL.com. 2/11/14. Notre Dame Award presented to State Rep. Fincher for Alabama Accountability Act and school choice, as reported in Alabama's online statewide news service.

The Huffington Post. 2/10/14. Clark Power of ACE's Play Like a Champion Today blogs about the Sochi Olympics.

Brooklyn Diocese TV "Currents." 2/10/14. Father Tim Scully, CSC, guest speaker at Cathedral Club annual dinner, cites education as key social justice issue. (Video)

Local15 News (NBC) in Mobile. 2/7/14. National Bus Tour visits Little Flower School, interviews former local teacher Sarah Greene. (Video)

AL.com. 2/6/14. Alabama online news service previews Notre Dame Champion for Education Award to state legislator Chad Fincher.

WNGL Radio in Mobile. 2/6/14. ACE Senior Director John Staud interviewed about Notre Dame National Bus Tour and 20th anniversary. (Video: Starts at 44:50 mark)

National Review Online. 2/5/14. Law Professor Richard Garnett notes that Pope Francis's remarks about Notre Dame service to Catholic schools (including ACE) express gratitude and solidarity.

CatholicTV.com. 1/31/14. Online TV for Boston Archdiocese interviews ACE co-founders during Catholic Schools Week. (Video: Starts around 18:18 mark. Also see segment at 15:00: Papal audience with ND.)

America Magazine. 2/3/14. Patrick R. Manning, ACE graduate and faculty member, is author of cover story on Stephen Colbert and catechesis.

American Enterprise Institute. 1/30/14. Dr. Christian Dallavis, Senior Director, Leadership Programs, is panelist at conference on school choice. (Video)

The Francis Chronicles blog (NCR). 1/30/14. Pope Francis' remarks in audience with Notre Dame delegation includes praise for serving Catholic schools.

Rome Reports. 1/30/14. Coverage of Pope Francis's remarks in audience with Notre Dame delegation, including praise for work with Catholic schools. (Video)

Education Week. 1/21/14. "Early Years" blog reports on unprecedented research by ACE's Dr. James Frabutt providing an overview of pre-K programs in Catholic schools.

Catholic News Service. 1/21/14. National story on ACE anniversary, as published in Arlington (VA) diocese. Also in Raleigh (NC) diocesan media.

The Huffington Post. 1/14/14. Clark Power, director of Play Like a Champion Today, writes in his blog about atheltics and academics at Pinstripe Bowl.

Today's Catholic. 1/14/14. ACE will partner with Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to assess prospects for a new diocesan high school.

RedefinEd. 12/17/13. Education reform blog describe success of ACE Readers program at Notre Dame ACE Academies.

Catholic Relief Services World Report. 12/17/13. A capsule audio report for radio points out the CRS partnership with ACE and Notre Dame in aiding development in Haiti through renewal of its K-12 edudcational structure.

National Review Online. 12/12/13. Kathryn Jean Lopez salutes ACE teachers standing up for a Catholic school's Catholic identity.

Catholic Herald (Milwaukee). 12/4/13. National Bus Tour's visit to Archdiocese highlights synergies of public and private support for schools.

The Wall Street Journal. 11/8/13. WSJ Online quotes Fr. Scully on "transformative power of faith-based education" in report on entrepreneurship awards.

National Catholic Reporter. 11/8/13. "Distinctly Catholic" blog by Michael Sean Winters: ACE and Fr. Scully look forward for Catholic schools.

RedefinEd. 11/20/13. Education reform blog from Florida's Step Up for Students talks with Christian Dallavis, ACE senior director of leadership programs.

Catholic Star Herald. 11/21/13/. Bus Tour, in Philadelphia visit, honors Christine Healey's service to Catholic schools.

Fox 28 News (South Bend). 11/20/13. Notre Dame Bus Tour welcomed by students during its visit to St. Adalbert's School. (Video)

Experience Michiana. 11/27/13. Clark Power of the Play Like a Champion Today describes his program and ACE's anniversary. (Video)

The Allston-Brighton Tab. 11/17/13. Notre Dame Bus Tour honors Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Joseph Prep during Boston area visit.

The Boston Pilot. 11/15/13. Schools in Boston area--St. Joseph and St. Monica--are visited by Alliance for Catholic Education.

The Catholic Free Press. 11/14/13. ACE bus is present in Diocese of Worcester as Steve Perla is honored.

Catholic New York. 11/13/13. Archdiocesan schools superintendent Dr. McNiff welcomes National Bus Tour at school in Manhattan.

Our Sunday Visitor.  11/13/13. ACE bus tour connects with Catholic school students, teachers at grass roots level nationwide.

Sentinel & Enterprise. 11/8/13. Steve Perla honored for commitment to education.

Faith West Tennessee. 11/8/13. In excerpt from magazine, ACE's Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC, presents Notre Dame Award to Bishop Steib of Memphis.

The Observer (Notre Dame). 11/7/13. Fr. Scully, Hackett Family Director of Institute for Educational Initiatives, wins Simon Prize.

The Huffington Post. 11/6/13. Blog by Clark Power of Play Like a Champion Today: Miami Dolphins Controversy--Bullying or Bonding?

"Currents" NET TV, Brooklyn Diocese. 11/5/13. News story on ACE bus tour and visit to Cristo Rey Brooklyn HS. (Video)

The Catholic Standard. 11/6/13/. University of Notre Dame Award for Service to Catholic Schools goes to Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

National Review Online. 11/5/13. Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Fr. Scully about ACE's "teachers for the poor."

The New York Post. 11/5/13. Naomi Schaefer Riley writes about Simon Prize for Fr. Scully, how Catholic schools bring hope for kids.

America Magazine. 11/1/13. News item: ACE Bus Tour raises awareness of impact from primary education and Catholic schools.

Catholic Review, Baltimore. 11/3/13. ACE graduate Emily Lazor embraces teaching and helps as guide during National Tour.

Experience Michiana. 10/28/13. ACE Advocates director Sarah Greene in TV interview about Notre Dame's National Bus Tour. (Video)

Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (PBS). 10/26/13. News item on Bus Tour's visit to Capitol Hill. (Video--Item at 3:33 into show)

The Criterion, Indianapolis. 10/25/13. Notre Dame's Sorin Award to Ex-Director of Archdiocesan Schools.

Fox 19 TV News, Cincinnati. 10/21/13. ACE Senior Director John Staud as bus visits St. Joseph School. (Video)

SonRise Morning Show, EWTN Radio. 10/21/13. Interview in Cincinnati: Key role of Catholic schools and ACE teachers and leaders. (Audio)

Forbes Magazine. 10/14/13. ACE's Fr. Scully profiled; he is 2013 recipient of Simon Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Social Entrepreneurship. 

"Seize the Day" Radio Show. 10/9/13. Memphis host Mary McDonald interviews ACE co-founder. (MP3 download)

Memphis Commercial-Appeal. 10/7/13. ACE teacher feels at home in her new town, school, and vocation.

Univision: Aqui y Ahora. 10/6/13. ACE Catholic School Advantage consultant affirms student gains. (Video en Espanol)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 10/6/13. State Sen. Nelson honored by Notre Dame as "champion for education."

Educationblog.dallasnews.com. 10/4/13. Columnist Bill McKenzie cites Fr. Scully on Catholic school advantage.

Notre Dame Magazine. Autumn 2013. "The Resurrection Days" -- ACE at 20 and hope for Catholic school transformations.

Cityhallblog.dallasnews.com. 10/3/13. Forum co-sponsored by Bush Institute and ACE sees value of faith-based schools.

Dallas Morning News. 10/3/13. Texas State Sen. Nelson receives education award from Notre Dame.

Blog: "A Good Measure" by Lisa Hendey. 10/2/13. Fighting for Our Children's Future National Bus Tour.

Blog: "Flypaper" at Fordham Institute. 9/20/13. Scott Morgan, CEO of Education Pioneers, calls his ACE teaching days life-changing.

National Catholic Register. 8/29/13. Notre Dame ACE Academies prove “Catholic schools can thrive.”

Our Sunday Visitor. 8/25/13. ACE Consultants offer advice on “how to make Catholic education work.”

The Huffington Post. 8/20/13. Alliance for Catholic Education helps make Catholic schools a realistic choice for immigrants.

WNIT-TV (PBS): Experiene Michiana. 7/11/13. ACE’s 20th Anniversary and National Bus Tour. (Video)

The New York Times: Letters to the Editor. 6/30/13. Letter from ACE Comments on Article, “Concern for Minorities as Catholic Schools Close”

CatholicMom.com: Excerpt from Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C. 5/11/13. Appreciation: Bishop McFadden, “singular witness” for Catholic schools.

America Magazine. 4/8/13. ACE a “renowned” example of Catholic schools striving to “welcome the stranger,” i.e. non-English speakers.

Catholic New York. 4/4/13. ACE’s Catholic School Advantage campaign is driving force as “madrinas” enliven NYC schools. (en Espanol)

The Huffington Post. 3/1/13. ACE’s Catholic School Advantage campaign “at the forefront” of Catholic school efforts to serve Latino students.

Catholic New York. 4/4/13. ACE’s Catholic School Advantage campaign is driving force as “madrinas” enliven NYC schools. (en Espanol)

redefinED. 4/1/13. Notre Dame ACE Academies in partnership in Florida, part of Catholic school effort to buck trend of school closures.

Eastern Oklahoma Catholic. 3/1/13. Diocesan magazine profiles members of the ACE community teaching in Tulsa Catholic schools. (see p. 8 and following)

National Catholic Reporter: Editor’s Morning Briefing. 2/28/13. Rev. Ronald Nuzzi’s appreciation of Pope Benedict on Catholic schools.

The Washington Post. 2/28/13. ACE’s Catholic School Advantage campaign “at the forefront” of efforts to serve Latino students.

NPR: State Impact Indiana. 2/28/13. ACE’s Program for K-12 Educational Access director John Schoenig quoted on Indiana parental choice policy.

Catholicmom.com. 2/16/13. Two graduates of ACE Teaching Fellows descibe its transformative impact.

Wall Street Journal. 2/1/13. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in op-ed piece, mentions partnership with ACE’s “Catholic School Advantage campaign.

U.S. Catholic. 2/1/13. ACE's Corpora and Schoenig on paths for sustaining/transforming Catholic schools.

The Texas Catholic. 1/4/13. The ACE Teacher community serving Dallas Catholic schools is profiled, with comments about teaching as mission and daily life in the ACE Teaching Fellows. 

SonRise Morning Show, EWTN Radio. 10/26/12. Amy Wyskochil interviewed about the ACE Teaching Fellows program. (Audio)

The New York Times. 10/19/12. Samuel Freedman’s “On Religion” column explores faith and teaching in visit to ACE community in Tucson.

John Merrow’s Learning Matters. 11/28/11. Christian Dallavis of Notre Dame ACE Academies describes school innovation in Tucson. (Audio)

U.S. Catholic. 2/1/11. ACE’s Catholic School Advantage campaign cited in Catholic school outreach to Latino students.

Time Magazine. 10/12/09. Rev. Timothy Scully, C.S.C., as co-founder of ACE,  quoted on the need to re-invent Catholic schools.