Endowments, alumni connection urged to help struggling Catholic schools

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Young parents with financial struggles coupled with underdeveloped endowment, fundraising and alumni infrastructure at Catholic elementary schools may help explain why the primary schools are not faring as well as Catholic secondary schools nationwide. That was the opinion of a panel of Catholic education experts convened April 7 by the National…

Sharing best practices, new classroom tools among convention highlights

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Sharing success stories and honoring exemplary Catholic educators nationwide is the engine that drives the annual convention of the National Catholic Educational Association. “One of the things we do here is highlight best practices always with the understanding that people have to adapt and make this their own,” Christian Brother Robert…

Thank a catechist

First Parish Religious Education Week set for Nov. 3-9 Oct. 25, 2013, edition By Brenda Kresky It is 6 p.m. on a Wednesday night and mom and dad are getting little Johnny ready for religious education class at the local parish. This is a common scene across the Diocese of St. Cloud because, in many…