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The Reform Leaders' Summit: A Teacher's Perspective

on Monday, 08 March 2021.

Robert McCarthy - 3rd Grade Teacher, Cathedral of the Annunciation School in Stockton, CA

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Curiosity inspired me to apply to the Reform Leaders’ Summit. I loved school growing up, so much so that I wanted to become a teacher and have fond memories of all school related events.

Introducing "Think. Pair. Share." A Modern Education Podcast

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 16 December 2020.

Think. Pair. Share. A Modern Education Podcast - John Schoenig

Think. Pair. Share. brings you stories about education and the people who make it happen. We start with the premise that information is being shared all around us in big and small ways, often at the same time. A conversation can teach you how to split an atom even as you learn the favorite color of the person sitting opposite you. Education is not simply about the giving and receiving of information, but rather having an enlightening experience.

Listen, connect, grow with us.

Why We Still Need Catholic Schools

Nicole Stelle Garnett on Monday, 27 July 2020.

They provide a unique educational alternative for disadvantaged kids.

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2020 issue of the City Journal.


On June 30, the United States Supreme Court, in a five-to-four ruling, held that the First Amendment’s Free-Exercise Clause prohibits the government from excluding faith-based schools from school-choice programs. The decision, Espinoza v. Montana, is momentous. Supporters of faith-based institutions, and especially Catholic schools, have long fought for the principle, endorsed by Chief Justice John Roberts’s majority opinion, that preventing such schools from accessing public resources because they are religious is unjust, born of bigotry, and ought to end. That battle, undertaken as early as the 1850s by Catholic bishops—most notably, the fiery archbishop of New York, “Dagger” John Hughes—is now over. But whether the court victory comes in time to help secure the future of urban Catholic schools is another question. Even before Covid-19 shutdowns hit their finances, many were struggling—and a big reason was the emergence of charter schools.

Amanda Pertierra: Serving Students and Families by Building Community

Tim Will on Monday, 10 February 2020.

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If you had asked Amanda Pertierra when she went off to college about ways to make our society a more just place, education would not have been at the top of her list.

Dr. Tim Uhl: A Superintendent Seeks Enrichment at the Reform Leaders’ Summit

on Monday, 18 February 2019.

By: Darby Evans

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If you hope to one day become a superintendent, Dr. Tim Uhl has some advice for you—get ready for a dynamic, multifaceted leadership role. Uhl, the superintendent of Catholic Schools for Montana and the founder of the “Catholic School Matters” podcast and newsletter, loves his job precisely because it demands expertise in several domains.