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AICSN School Offers COVID-19 Support in Northeast Arizona

on Thursday, 14 May 2020.

Photo Credit: Nancy WiechecPhoto Credit: Nancy Wiechec

On May 11, the National Catholic Reporter put a spotlight on the Navajo Nation and how St. Michael Indian School, a member of the American Indian Catholic Schools Network, is offering support to the people of Northeast Arizona during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read the story at ncronline.org

Support the mission of St. Michael Indian School via their school donation page

President’s Office Awards $35K Grant to Study Pastors' Reaction to Sexual Abuse Scandal

Audrey Scott on Wednesday, 13 May 2020.

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Dr. Katy Lichon, Dr. Monica Kowalski, and Fr. Joe Corpora, CSC, will explore how Catholic pastors have reacted to the clergy sexual abuse scandal with the support of a $35,000 grant.

eLearning Blog: Strengthening and Encouraging the Use of Home Language

on Friday, 08 May 2020.

By: Clare Roach, Itzxul Moreno, Jennifer Dees, and Katy Lichon

Strengthening and Encouraging the Use of Home Language

Educators are navigating unprecedented challenges, and the ENL team has heard from many of you who have questions about English learners and remote learning. We are responding to these concerns each week with strategies and suggestions.

We’ve addressed many topics in past posts, including navigating communication, the digital divide, delivering clear directions, inserting language supports, providing opportunities for ELs to practice speaking in eLearning, and supporting older siblings throughout eLearning. This post was written in response to a question we received from a teacher in Oklahoma.

Blog de eLearning: aliviar el estrés de los hermanos mayores

on Friday, 08 May 2020.

By: Clare Roach, Itzxul Moreno, Jennifer Dees, and Katy Lichon

Easing the Stress of eLearning

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Los educadores están navegando por desafíos sin precedentes, y el equipo de ENL ha escuchado de muchos de ustedes que tienen preguntas sobre los estudiantes de inglés y el aprendizaje remoto. Estamos respondiendo a estas preocupaciones cada semana con estrategias y sugerencias. 

Hemos abordado muchos temas en publicaciones anteriores, como navegar por la comunicación, la brecha digital, ofrecer instrucciones claras, insertar apoyos en el lenguaje y proporcionar oportunidades para que los “ELs” (Estudiantes de Lenguaje Ingles)  practiquen hablar en eLearning. Este post fue escrito en respuesta a una pregunta reflexiva que recibimos de un superintendente asociado en Michigan.

Catholic Schools Tap into Paycheck Protection Program

Theo Helm on Thursday, 30 April 2020.

Our Lady of Tepeyac Students

When the federal government passed the CARES Act last month, schools, parishes and (arch)dioceses hoped they could find financial relief under the Paycheck Protection Program, which granted nonprofits and small businesses forgivable loans of up to $10 million to pay for salaries, insurance premiums and other expenses.

After initial questions about whether schools and parishes would qualify under the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s affiliate rules and be able to maintain their independence, the SBA issued guidance clarifying that they would be treated as separate entities from their (arch)dioceses and assuring them of their autonomy.

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