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$50 million anonymous gift supports students at Los Angeles Catholic schools

An anonymous donor has given more than $50 million to the Catholic Education Foundation of Los Angeles for financial support... Read more

Wisconsin Catholic school victorious in reopening case

The Wisconsin state supreme court ruled in favor of a Catholic school last week in its case against a local... Read more

A group of students from Jesuit High School, an all-boys school in Tampa, Florida, praying in front of a statue of Our Lady.

How a 'culture of conversion' transformed a Catholic high school

An all-boys Catholic high school in Tampa, Florida is attracting attention for fostering a faith-filled environment that helped lead nearly... Read more

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Catholic school students outperform public school peers, despite slight decreases in overall academic scores

Catholic school students in grades 4 and 8 are outperforming their public school peers in math, reading, and science, according... Read more

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As S.C. Catholics challenge state’s Blaine Amendment, scholars argue it was ‘born of bigotry’

Catholics and others challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment are right to argue that the amendment was “born of bigotry and... Read more

Former Michigan school teacher donates $1.1 million to local Catholic schools

A former Catholic school teacher in Michigan donated $1.1 million to create an endowment for local Catholic schools, the Jackson... Read more

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Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to get COVID-19 relief

A 19th-century constitutional amendment in South Carolina is wrongly blocking coronavirus relief money for Catholic schools, an attorney for the... Read more

Celebration Parade for Villanova Men's Basketball Team, 2016 NCAA Champions on April 8, 2016

With Catholic schools’ success in NCAA basketball tournament, it’s the ‘good times’

In the 2021 NCAA men’s Division I basketball tournament, one-quarter of the 16 remaining teams are Catholic schools – three... Read more

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Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years

Enrollment at Catholic schools this academic year has seen its largest drop in nearly half a century, according to a... Read more

Private school parents will appeal to EU for relief against Spanish education law

An association of Spanish education advocates will appeal to the European Union to prevent Spain's socialist government from implementing an... Read more

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NYC mayor de Blasio defends decision not to pay for coronavirus testing at private schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is defending his decision not to extend state funding for on-site coronavirus testing... Read more

NYC Catholic schools in session while pandemic closes public schools

Catholic schools in New York City will remain open for in-person learning on a school-by-school basis even as the city’s... Read more

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Bishop Daly: Catholic schools should embrace faith, never compromise

The U.S. bishops’ new chairman for Catholic education says he hopes to bring his experience as a Catholic school teacher... Read more

Welsh government accused of seeing Catholic schools as a ‘problem’

The Welsh government appears to see Catholic schools as a “problem,” a Church education adviser said Monday as officials press... Read more

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Catholics say religious ed plan defies doctrine, while diocese defends curriculum

Catholics, including some local priests, have said a proposed diocesan catechetical curriculum in Australia promotes views on gender identity and human... Read more

Vatican: Catholic schools facing 'dramatic situation' amid pandemic

Catholic educational institutions are facing a “dramatic situation” as a result of the coronavirus crisis, a Vatican dicastery said Thursday.  Read more

Justice Department: Vermont college tuition program can't exclude Catholic school student

The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with a Vermont Catholic high school student who has said a state program... Read more

Catholic school superintendent: ‘Our kids need to go back to school’ 

Bishops and school superintendents across the US are emphasizing the importance of in-person education for the coming fall term, and... Read more

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Catholic schools plan waivers, remote learning, as officials weigh safe reopenings

As the beginning of the fall school term approaches, Catholic schools in dioceses across the U.S. are asking the parents... Read more

NAACP sues education department over coronavirus relief funds for private schools

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the latest entity to file a lawsuit against the US... Read more