Breaking the Norm

The following blog was contributed by E. Jo Hoy, President of the West Deanery Unified Catholic Schools, and Elizabeth Ramos, Principal of St. Michael-St. Gabriel the Archangel Elementary School. It has become increasingly clear that preparing women and minorities is critical for continued growth and creativity in fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Historically, […]

Open Wide Our Hearts

The following blog was contributed by Melissa Johnson, veteran Catholic school teacher, currently developing curriculum with Saint Mary’s Press, and co-creator of the eLearning 10-lesson course, Understanding Racism. This is a crucial time in our nation’s history. We are witnesses to a disturbing rise in racist attitudes, expressions, and violence in American society. Out of […]

The National Endowment for the Arts Funds Tuition-free Summer Programs

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funds tuition-free summer programs for K-12 educators and higher education faculty. Participants receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses.  Programs are held throughout the country. These one- to four-week study opportunities focus on important topics, texts, and questions in the humanities; enhance the intellectual vitality and professional development […]

Early Learning in Indiana

The following article was contributed by Rita Parsons, Principal, Holy Spirit School, Indianapolis, IN. Indiana lawmakers have passed into law financial initiatives to provide quality childcare and preschool programs to families with income requirements. The state legislators believe high-quality Early Learning and Childcare programs are a gateway to an increase in the number of high […]