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Federal Stimulus Package Could Provide Financial Assistance to Catholic Schools and (Arch)dioceses

Theo Helm on Tuesday, 31 March 2020.

The $2 trillion stimulus package signed into law on Friday includes a program that may allow eligible Catholic schools and (arch)dioceses to pay employee salaries and other expenses through forgivable loans of up to $10 million.

These loans could have far-reaching positive impacts for Catholic schools now facing serious financial hardships brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s all about relationships”: Lessons from a Two-Time LEI Participant

Tim Will on Monday, 30 March 2020.

Rocco Fumi 2

As students gathered last fall to register for classes at Bishop Ready High School in Columbus, Ohio, a backlog started to form for Rocco Fumi.

“Please remember,” said a member of the Bishop Ready staff, “we have a number of people who can help you!”

“Oh, no that’s ok,” one student replied—seemingly speaking for the entire group. “Mr. Fumi is here! We want to talk to him!”

eLearning Blog: 5 Ways to Ensure eLearning Doesn’t Leave English Learners Behind

Katy Walter Lichon, Ph.D. Jennifer Dees, M.Ed. Clare Roach, M.Ed. Itzxul Moreno, M.Ed. on Friday, 20 March 2020.

5 Ways to Ensure eLearning Doesn’t Leave English Learners Behind

Teachers and administrators are navigating unprecedented challenges as Catholic school communities across America respond to school closures. We’ve heard from many of you concerned that English learners (ELs) and their families are not left behind in the scramble to move to remote learning. In addition to our continued prayers and our profound gratitude for your efforts on behalf of your students and families, we’d like to offer you several ideas to help guide your work. 

ACE 27 Kickoff Celebration

on Wednesday, 18 March 2020.

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Jamie Crain: Getting to the Heart of School Choice

Tim Will on Tuesday, 17 March 2020.

Jamie Crain - Most Pure Heart of Mary in Mobile, Alabama

Twelve years ago, Jamie Crain’s husband Max popped the question…

“So, what do you think about Alabama?”

Her response: “I don’t. I’m from the suburbs of Chicago. This is as far south as I’m going.”

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