Best Stories of 2020
As we enter into a new year, we also look back on the past year and our most popular news stories and blog posts.
It was a Wednesday. At school. Last period.
As the students entering her classroom were commiserating over the news that the NCAA Tournament had just been canceled, Fiona Williams (ACE 26 - Jacksonville) was trying to process an email from Notre Dame that said campus would be closing down for the foreseeable future.
“I just remember that pit in my stomach and thinking, Oh no, ACE Summer is definitely not happening.”
Recognizing the impact of the University of Notre Dame’s efforts to improve childhood literacy in Haiti, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded an $8 million grant to the University to expand its early-grade literacy and social-emotional learning programs and improve early childhood development.
“English class is an opportunity for students’ voices to be heard,” stated Joe Crowley, an ACE 26 teacher at Archbishop Shaw High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
“That is really important, and I think the only way students experience that is to have a teacher who is willing to journey with them.”
Kelly Foyle and Tim Woodward Honored with 2020 Pressley Awards for Excellence in Catholic Education
“I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan” …
Well not exactly, but that didn't stop me from humming this tune when I first arrived in Los Angeles for my internship with the Specialty Family Foundation this past summer.
I had a lot of thoughts about what the Frassati Internship would entail, but, to be honest, I didn’t know what exactly to expect.
The Program for Inclusive Education is pleased to introduce Jill Reffett and Jeanne Loftis, two amazing advocates for inclusion in Catholic schools. Both women direct non-profit organizations that advocate and provide support for Catholic schools in their pursuit to include ALL students. Jill is the executive director of EMBRACE and Jeanne co-founded Oregon ICE.
For Francisco Castillo-Fierro, the journey from his hometown of DC to the Bay Area featured detours to places like Phoenix and Santiago, Chile, and a few pit stops at Notre Dame to earn two master’s degrees.
Two graduating Teaching Fellows from the Alliance for Catholic Education were awarded Fulbright grants. Alexis Larios and Meghan Santella will be English teaching assistants abroad during the 2020-2021 academic year.