What School Leaders Need to Know About the Changing Affiliations of Latinos in the U.S.

Content contributed by Megan Bissell, Research Project Manager, [email protected] A recent Pew Research Center survey on the religious affiliation of Hispanic adults in the United States has significant implications for Catholic schools. While Catholicism remains the largest religious group among Latinos, its share among Latino adults has steadily declined over the past decade. In 2010, […]

Five Ways Catholic Schools Are Uniquely Positioned to Support Youth Mental Health

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, a crisis has deepened among U.S. teenagers, with negative mental health outcomes and thoughts of suicide increasing significantly over the past decade.  The contributing factors of loneliness and isolation are counterintuitive to many of our first impressions of young people.  If I were to ask you to picture […]

Marketing Essentials for Catholic Schools: Data, DCSW and Branding

The following blog was contributed by Beth Rucinski, NCEA Educational Content Coordinator. Our Catholic schools play a significant role in the education system, providing quality education that nurtures the whole person – academically, spiritually and socially. However, with the competition for enrollment increasing, it is essential to implement a strategic marketing plan to attract students […]

How Silos and Redundancies Impact Financial Sustainability in K-12 Private Schools

Redundancies and silos are some of the biggest threats to financial sustainability in private schools. Redundancy can take many forms, from software redundancy—when different departments are using different software for the same purpose—to the redundancy of efforts among people at the school. Silos are created when people or software work without consideration for other school […]

Box of Joy – How Your Classroom Can Transform a Child’s Life

The following blog was contributed by Cross Catholic Outreach. To add this service project to your school’s outreach program, please click here. How It Feels to Open a Box of Joy Sadly, Christmas morning often arrives very differently in developing nations. There, impoverished children in remote communities may rise early like their U.S. brothers and […]

Navigating the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The following blog was contributed by Frank Clement, director of strategic partnerships at America’s Christian Credit Union. Virtually every school, parish and diocese in America was financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider the now-familiar experience of schools like Trinity Academy1: students were scheduled to return from spring break on March 23, 2020, but never […]