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Pastor of St. Augustine's, Fr. Peter Gori O.S.A. (right) and admissions director Paula O'Dea (left) hand Abby Aguedelo her diploma on graduation day.

‘A willingness to start with ‘yes’’: How one Catholic school graduated its first student with Down syndrome

Sep 13, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

Tears flowed down the faces of Abigail “Abby” Agudelo’s classmates, as earlier this year she became the first student with... Read more

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Diocese of Cleveland, Notre Dame partner to boost Catholic schools

Aug 27, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The diocese of Cleveland announced this week that it will partner with the University of Notre Dame to reinvigorate two... Read more

Detail from the cover of Amy Cattapan's "Sweet Jesus, is it June Yet?"

Amy J. Cattapan looks to wisdom of the Gospels to combat teacher burnout in new book

Aug 25, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Amy J. Cattapan is entering her 26th year of teaching this year. In her book Sweet Jesus, Is It June... Read more

Bishop Gerald Barbarito of Palm Beach. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Catholic school students required to wear masks

Aug 24, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic school students in the Diocese of Palm Beach will be required to wear masks indoors for at least the... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore speaks at the grand opening and blessing ceremony of Mother Mary Lange Catholic School in Baltimore, Md., Aug 6, 2021.

New Catholic school in Baltimore holds blessing ceremony

Aug 6, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Baltimore’s first new Catholic school in over half a century celebrated its grand opening on Friday. Read more

St. Augustine diocese reverses mask mandate at Catholic schools

Aug 4, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

Masks will now be optional at Catholic schools in the Diocese of St. Augustine this upcoming school year, as the... Read more

Major donations mean 'tremendous impact' for Catholic school students in western Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

An anonymous donor and new partners will help continue millions of dollars in funding for a tuition aid program for... Read more

St. Louis archdiocese says masks optional at its schools this fall

Jul 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced Monday that face masks will be optional at its Catholic schools this fall.  Read more

Catholic school students.

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

Jun 18, 2021

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

Jun 14, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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

Jun 10, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

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

May 30, 2021

By Autumn Jones

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

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

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

May 23, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

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

May 12, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

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

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

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

May 5, 2021

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’

Mar 27, 2021

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

Feb 8, 2021

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

Jan 19, 2021

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

Dec 2, 2020

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

Nov 19, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

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