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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

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio.

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

Catholic universities welcome ICE reversal on international students

A US Immigration and Customs Enforcement directive that would have forced thousands of international students to leave the country has... Read more

'Scrambling' Catholic schools push for 'equitable' coronavirus relief funding

Though federal rule makers have clarified that coronavirus relief funds must help non-public schools, including Catholic schools, Catholic school advocates... Read more

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Catholic school teachers are 'ministers', Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court on Wednesday delivered a long-awaited religious liberty decision on the right of religious schools to hire and... Read more

Catholic school superintendent aims to equip schools for special ed

An educator with years of experience working in and studying best practices in special education was recently named superintendent of... Read more

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Longtime Catholic schools leader to head Seattle archdiocese task force

Leading education expert Father Ronald Nuzzi will head a task force for Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle, with... Read more

Advocates appeal for Catholic schools amid closures nationwide

At least 100 Catholic elementary and high schools across the United States will not reopen for the fall semester, with... Read more

Pennsylvania Catholic Conference appeals diversion of coronavirus relief from private schools

Pa. Catholic Conference appeals diversion of coronavirus relief from private schools

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is asking the U.S. Department of Education to reverse state authorities’ decisions that the conference says... Read more