Academic Enrichment Program at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

The following article was contributed by Sally McAlexander, Academic Enrichment Coordinator at Our Lady of Lourdes School in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Our Lady of Lourdes School in University City, Missouri, is an elementary school committed to the learning needs of all.  With that philosophy in mind, we have developed a new program this […]

Forty – Four Catholic Schools Awarded The 2018 National Blue Ribbon School Award

Catholic schools from 17 arch/dioceses in 13 states will be honored for overall academic excellence in Washington, D.C.   The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) joyfully proclaims that 44 Catholic schools will be honored with as 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools at a two-day event in Washington, D.C., November 7 – 8. This year, Catholic […]

Governance and Leadership in Our Schools

The following article was contributed by Annette Jones, Ed.S., Assistant Director of Leadership Development at NCEA. At NCEA’s Institute of Catholic School Leaders (ICSL) 2017, Chris Uptmor (Principal, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Decatur, IL) and I co-presented on the Perspectives of the Role of the Principal.  During the session, I suggested using the […]

Week 2 of the Podcast!

Week 2 of the Catholic School Matters podcast (Season Two) kicked off Monday, September 4th, with another 5 episodes featuring people in and Catholic education.  Here is the link to the podcast on iTunes. Episode 61 dropped on Monday and featured Shane Cragun, the co-author of Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption.  Here […]

The Admissions Decision

The following article was contributed by Patricia McGann, principal at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Bethesda, Maryland. I think we can all agree that the admissions process we employ when we are working with parents of children with special needs must be a process that is characterized by compassion and care. Can you imagine how […]

WEEKLY ROUND UP 6/2/17

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week. NCEA Monthly Feature School: Our Lady of Lourdes in Omaha, Nebraska Working Smarter Maximizing MTSS through Effective Instructional Practices Vision Without Traction […]

WEEKLY ROUND UP 3/24/17

Didn’t have the chance to check in with NCEA Talk each day? We’ve got you covered. Each Friday NCEA Talk will post a roundup of Catholic education news and resources from the week. Small Acts of Kindness Making Big Differences Understanding School Bullying Through the Eyes of A Survivor The National Catholic Educational Association Mourns […]

Catholic Schools: A Blessing Undisguised

The following op-ed piece was prepared by Most Reverend George J. Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, NE, and Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Catholic Education and Most Reverend George V. Murry, Bishop of Youngstown, OH, and Chairman of the National Catholic Educational Association Board of Directors, in response to the Papal visit […]

What Deserving Teacher Do You Think Should Be Sent to NCEA 2016?

NCEA is sending a deserving teacher to NCEA 2016 Convention and Expo. Live voting is now open on the NCEA Facebook page. Like our page and vote for your favorites. Need help deciding? Here are reasons why others think you should vote for them! Angela Ferguson Saint Richard Catholic School Urban Dictionary defines the word, “bomb-diggity,” as […]