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ACE Statement on DACA

on Wednesday, 06 September 2017.

For hundreds of years, Catholic schools in the United States have opened their doors and welcomed immigrants from all lands. These schools stood – and continue to stand – as a safe harbor for those new to this land, treating students with the respect they deserve as God’s children.

Dr. Dan Bowen: The Importance of Extracurriculars

on Wednesday, 30 August 2017.

By: Darby Evans

Dr. Dan Bowen - Texas A & M

Before he became an award-winning education researcher, Dan Bowen, Ph.D., was an improv coach. A middle school improv coach, to be precise.

Rachel Luna: A Surprise Speaker

on Thursday, 24 August 2017.

By: Darby Evans

Rachel Luna: Surprise Speaker

An unexpected guest brought tears to many eyes at the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education Commencement this summer. At the invitation of Fr. Tim Scully, C.S.C.,  Rachel Luna, an 18-year-old recent graduate of Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello, CA, closed the ceremony with an eloquent expression of gratitude for the ACE teachers who have greatly impacted her education.

Notre Dame ACE Academies Welcomes St. Patrick School

Theo Helm on Thursday, 24 August 2017.

St. Patrick Catholic School in Largo, Florida, is the newest member of the Alliance for Catholic Education’s Notre Dame ACE Academies in partnership with the Diocese of St. Petersburg beginning this school year. The Notre Dame ACE Academies are a network of academically excellent, financially sustainable, and distinctively Catholic K-8 schools that operate through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education.

St. Patrick Notre Dame ACE Academies

Senior Policy Advisor Nicole Garnett Featured on

on Wednesday, 23 August 2017.

Nicole Garnett

Nicole Garnett, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, co-author of Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America, and Senior Policy Advisor for the Alliance for Catholic Education, was featured on Time. com. 

The article, titled "How Faith-Based and Private Schools Can Help Chicago Youth" was published on August 22, 2017 and details how an Illinois tax credit scholarship program could have a dramatic impact on Chicago families by allowing students to attend a school of their choice. 


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