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Capstone Projects by Remick Leadership Teachers and Principals

Students in the Remick Leadership program completed research in summer 2010, holding a poster presentation on campus to share their findings.  Research summaries are listed below by author. Click each title to view the poster.

Case for Catholic Schools - Summarized

Research shows where Catholic schools truly "nurture the heart of the nation."  The handy list of summaries below includes references, should you want to read more.


  • Catholic schools tend to operate as communities rather than bureaucracies, which links to higher levels of teacher commitment, student engagement, and student achievement (Marks, 2009).
  • The Catholic school climate, mission, and purpose positively impact student achievement and attendance (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
  • A faith-based orientation builds coherence and integration of schools and school community (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
  • In Catholic schools, the student achievement gap is smaller than in public schools (Jeynes, 2007; Marks & Lee, 1989).
  • In Catholic schools, overall academic achievement is higher (Coleman, Hoffer, & Kilgore, 1982; Sander, 1996).
  • In Catholic schools, student math scores improve between sophomore and senior years (Carbonaro & Covay, 2010).
  • Latino and African American students in Catholic schools are more likely to graduate from high school and college (Grogger & Neal, 2000).
  • Students with multiple disadvantages benefit most from Catholic schools (Greeley, 1982; Neal, 1997).
  • The poorer and more at-risk a student is, the greater the relative achievement gains in Catholic schools (York, 1996).
  • Graduates of Catholic  high schools are more likely to vote (Dee, 2005).
  • Graduates of Catholic  high schools are more likely to earn higher wages (Neal, 1997).
  • Catholic schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views, and more committed to service as adults (Campbell, 2001; Wolf, Greene, Kleitz, & Thalhammer, 2001).
  • When a Catholic school closes, neighborhood disorder increases (Brinig & Garnett, 2009).



Daily Devotionals

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Sample Prayer Services

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Spiritual Resources for Advent

Texts, websites and music for Advent

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Writings on Prayer

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Writings on Spirituality

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