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Catholic school creates program for public school students who fell behind due to COVID
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Apr 13, 7:45 AM: In the fall, a group of students will leave their public middle school and head to Arlington Catholic High School for the first time. They’re not considered freshmen. But they’re also not in eighth grade anymore.They’re in-between. >
Opinion: Closing inner-city Catholic schools a civil rights issue
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Apr 6, 6:03 AM: I recently filed four civil rights complaints (federal and state) against the Archdiocese of Hartford. It is clear to me that they have closed or seek to close all inner-city high schools in the Archdiocese of Hartford and >
Pandemic boosts N.H. Catholic school numbers
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Apr 5, 6:35 AM: The COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy on education, but for New Hampshire Catholic schools, the pandemic year has been one of the most successful school years they’ve seen in a while.
Opinion: All schools need fed aid: Catholic and private schools also require full COVID recovery
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Mar 23, 8:19 AM: For months now, I’ve gotten the same question from politicians, journalists, heads of industry, and everyday New Yorkers, “Cardinal, how do your schools do it? How have you managed to remain open for in-person learning during a >
Opinion: Teaching is a vocation. So COVID couldn’t stop our Catholic school from serving students.
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Mar 15, 7:09 AM: There has definitely been a learning curve for our staff. They have had to adjust to teaching students who are seated in their classroom while also having the other half of the students in a Zoom room. All the while our teachers >
A deeper look at Catholic schools’ pandemic enrollment plunge
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Mar 12, 8:30 AM: In an unprecedented drop, U.S. Catholic school enrollment decreased by 6.4%, or more than 111,000 students, between fall of 2019 and the beginning of this school year.
Column: Inner-city kids in Connecticut losing Catholic school choice
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Mar 11, 8:27 AM: Connecticut is on the verge of ending Catholic school choice for inner-city high school children in the Archdiocese of Hartford for good. This would require inner-city Black and Hispanic students to find transportation or be bused >
Catholic Schools Have Stayed (Mostly) Open in the Pandemic
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Feb 25, 7:25 AM: Most public school students in Boston, the state’s largest school district, have not returned to in-person learning for nearly a year due to the pandemic. But greater Boston’s Catholic schools, the state’s second largest school >
In-person classes. Old buildings. Almost no COVID. Are Philly Catholic schools a blueprint?
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Feb 22, 8:02 AM: Each room at St. Pio’s has a window cracked and a door open. There’s a system for when students can use bathrooms between regular cleanings. And each desk has a three-panel barrier that students raise whenever they need to lower >
Catholic schools superintendent explains why vast majority of her students are back in class
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Feb 17, 8:40 AM: In contrast to the political battle surrounding the reopening of public schools, the vast majority of America's Catholic schools are open for either in-person or hybrid learning, Partnership Schools Superintendent Kathleen >
How DC-area Catholic schools are faring with in-person learning
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Feb 17, 7:59 AM: Catholic schools’ efforts to welcome students back to classrooms exemplify the challenges many D.C.-area districts have faced: balancing reopening schools with teacher and student safety.
Connecticut’s Catholic schools see enrollment bump from public school parents seeking in-perso
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Feb 16, 7:32 AM: Catholic schools across Connecticut — some of which have seen widespread enrollment declines leading to numerous school closures and consolidations — have been buoyed this year by public school families choosing to enroll their >
Union Catholic Shows Flexibility, Resiliency, Superior Technology During Snowstorm
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Feb 10, 7:29 AM: Union Catholic demonstrated its flexibility, resiliency, and superior technological advances when the school recently navigated its way through an unprecedented set of circumstances. Contending with more than two feet of snow that >
Catholic schools in US hit by unprecedented enrollment drop
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Feb 9, 8:30 AM: Enrollment in Roman Catholic schools in the United States dropped 6.4% from the previous academic year amid the pandemic and economic stresses — the largest single-year decline in at least five decades, Catholic education officials >
Local Catholic school sees increase in enrollment as pandemic stretches on
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Feb 4, 7:27 AM: Barbara Hawthorne, who oversees admissions for St. Matthew's, said enrollment and the number of new applications has increased since public schools announced virtual learning curriculum.
Opinion: Catholic Schools Are Beating Covid (CER in the news)
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Feb 2, 7:56 AM: Amid all the pain and disruption, a year of coronavirus has given Americans a new respect for those working to keep daily life as normal as possible, from the frontline nurse to the Amazon delivery man. Near the top of this honor >
Opinion: When Public Schools Closed, These Schools Opened
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Feb 1, 9:01 AM: Journal Editorial Report: Paul Gigot interviews Tom Carroll, the superintendent of Boston's Catholic schools.
Opinion: Philly’s beloved Catholic schools are slowly dying. It doesn’t have to be this way.
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Jan 26, 6:44 AM:

The slow but steady decline of enrollment at private schools is not a new trend, but it has been dramatically accelerated by the pandemic.

‘A wing and a prayer.’ Financial crisis has Catholic schools struggling to serve low-inc
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Jan 4, 8:08 AM: "What we’re facing, what our families are facing are tremendous odds,” archdiocese Supt. Paul Escala said of the 262 elementary and high school campuses across Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. A majority of the >
The pandemic almost closed Portsmouth’s only Catholic school. But its community stepped up.
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Dec 21, 8:07 AM: The school went virtual in the spring then decided to reduce class sizes, require masks and institute social distancing rules to welcome students back into the building for the school year that started in August.

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