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ACE Grads Awarded $10K Grant to Boost Literacy Skills, Address Racism in Their Classrooms

Tim Will on Wednesday, 05 August 2020.

Photo Credit: Cristo Rey New York High SchoolPhoto Credit: Cristo Rey New York High School

ACE Teachers past and present can appreciate the pressures of preparing engaging lesson plans for their students on a day-in, day-out basis. It’s a tall task.

And in an age when a Google search for “teacher resources” can return millions of results within seconds, which tools can actually provide value to teachers and their students can be difficult to parse out.

ACE graduates Mary Grace Mangano and Amanda Pertierra recently shared their successes using resources from Facing History and Ourselves, which have opened up pathways for deep conversations and connections among their high-school students. Earlier this year, the duo secured an In-Depth Program Grant from the organization—valued at more than $10,000—for their students and fellow teachers at Cristo Rey New York High School.

ACE Grad Ordained to the Priesthood

on Thursday, 30 July 2020.

Fr. Greg Celio, SJCongratulations to Greg Celio, SJ, (ACE 11 - Nashville), who was ordained to the priesthood on July 15 at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, CA.

FACE to FACE: Talking about Critical Issues in Catholic Education

on Wednesday, 29 July 2020.

FACE to FACE: Talking about Critical Issues in Catholic Education

After gathering ideas and input from ACE graduates and friends at last month's virtual summit, the ACE Advocates team is coordinating a series of weekly conversations focused on critical issues impacting Catholic schools and educators.

Not Your Typical ACE Summer

Tim Will on Wednesday, 29 July 2020.

Not Your Typical ACE Summer

It was a Wednesday. At school. Last period. 

As the students entering her classroom were commiserating over the news that the NCAA Tournament had just been canceled, Fiona Williams (ACE 26 - Jacksonville) was trying to process an email from Notre Dame that said campus would be closing down for the foreseeable future. 

ACE, NCEA Partner to Create Unique Opportunity for Latino Leaders

on Wednesday, 29 July 2020.

LEAD - Latino Educators and Administrator Development Program

Catholic schools in America have an impressive history of serving immigrant and marginalized communities in a Gospel-centered environment that honors the inherent God-given dignity, gifts, and culture of each child. Linguistically and culturally diverse students deserve to benefit fully from this legacy of Catholic education, which is uniquely positioned to serve their needs.

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