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The Founding Mothers?

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 30 May 2018.

Cokie Roberts Visits St. Francis International School Photo credits: St. Francis International School

Mary Martha Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts.

You might not recognize that name, but a good number of you – and now ACE 24’s Maggie Blake’s students – would know her as Cokie Roberts, renowned journalist and New York Times best-selling author.

Nicole Stelle Garnett Offers Keynote at Holy Cross College Commencement

on Monday, 21 May 2018.

ACE Senior Policy Advisor was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa

Garnett Holy Cross College

Nicole Stelle Garnett is ACE’s senior policy advisor, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at Notre Dame’s Law School, and a Fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives. On Saturday, Garnett delivered the address for Holy Cross College’s commencement. She urged graduates to follow the example of the core values of ACE’s Notre Dame ACE Academies: Seek, persist, excel, love, and serve.

Coach Lou Holtz Visits Notre Dame ACE Academies in Indianapolis

on Thursday, 10 May 2018.

On Thursday May 10, Coach Lou Holtz visited Indianapolis to greet leaders, teachers, students, and friends of the five Notre Dame ACE Academies within the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

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Today’s Homework: Submarine Sandwiches, Basketball, and Lightsabers for All

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 25 April 2018.

Liam Driscoll Mystery

Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.


Liam’s eyes fix on the clock above the blackboard.

Tick. Tick.

Still no sign of one of his students.

“He showed up late if he showed up at all. Not just a few minutes, like right after the bell, but I mean 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. every day,” Liam Driscoll (ACE 24, Denver) remembers.

Teachers Helping Teachers: Tim Hankins, ACE 22

on Thursday, 19 April 2018.

Tim Hankins Teachers Helping Teachers

In this fifth installment of Teachers Helping Teachers, Tim Hankins (ACE 22, Memphis) discusses how he uses art in his social studies and religion classes at Memphis Catholic Middle & High School to practice different modes of analysis for students. He uses this type of work during bellwork, as an introduction to a topic, and as a performance assessment at the end of a unit.   

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