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Updated: DC archdiocese welcomes Maryland county dropping second order to keep Catholic schools closed

Aug 7, 2020

Catholic schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, can reopen for the coming semester after the county rescinded a second controversial order... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez.

Help Catholic schools to help at-risk families, US bishops tell Congress

Aug 7, 2020

Leading U.S. Catholic cardinals and bishops have urged congressional leaders to provide emergency private school tuition aid to low-middle income... Read more

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Maryland county issues second order to stop Catholic schools opening

Aug 6, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Montgomery County, Maryland, has issued a second order preventing non-public schools from reopening for in-person instruction, despite a previous effort... Read more

Governor Larry Hogan.

Maryland Catholic schools can reopen after governor overrides county

Aug 3, 2020

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan issued an emergency order on August 3, ensuring non-public schools, including Catholic schools, can make their own... Read more

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

Aug 1, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Catholic school students.

'Don't leave them behind': Bishops ask Black Caucus to remember Catholic schools

Jul 31, 2020

The U.S. bishops have appealed to the Congressional Black Caucus to support families who send their children to non-public schools, including Catholic... Read more

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

Jul 31, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

US Capitol dome with flag.

Bishops back school choice funding bill

Jul 28, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has offered its support for a new school funding bill, as Catholic schools... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.

‘It’s slightly scary’: How Catholic schools are preparing for class during the pandemic

Jul 27, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As Catholic schools prepare to reopen for in-person and remote learning in the fall, teachers and staff are bracing for... Read more

Catholic schools weigh in-person learning as fall semester approaches

Jul 25, 2020

By Matt Hadro

As school districts around the country are considering in-person or virtual education in the fall, Catholic dioceses are weighing tough... Read more

NAACP sues education department over coronavirus relief funds for private schools

Jul 23, 2020

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

Texas attorney general: Religious schools exempt from local COVID rules

Jul 20, 2020

The attorney general of Texas on Friday told religious private schools in the state that local governments are not allowed... Read more

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

Jul 14, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

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

NY Catholic archdiocese to close 20 schools, merge 3

Jul 9, 2020

The Archdiocese of New York announced Thursday that 20 of its schools will not reopen, following the coronavirus crisis, and... Read more

US Department of Education.

States sue Education Department over COVID relief for private schools

Jul 9, 2020

Five states are suing the Trump administration for directing emergency relief aid to students at private schools, regardless of their... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Catholic school teachers are 'ministers', Supreme Court rules

Jul 8, 2020

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

US Supreme Court in Washington.

SCOTUS rejects cases on abortion, Catholic schools, citing recent decisions

Jul 2, 2020

After striking down Louisiana’s unsafe abortion law this week, the Supreme Court on Thursday instructed federal courts to reconsider two... Read more

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Supreme Court rejects Montana 'Blaine Amendment' in religious schools case

Jun 30, 2020

By Matt Hadro

The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Montana state constitution’s bar on public funding of religious institutions violates the First... Read more

Coronavirus relief must benefit private schools equitably, US Education Department says

Jun 26, 2020

Federal coronavirus aid to private schools is now enforceable by law, the U.S. Department of Education has said, following concerns... Read more

Catholic school superintendent aims to equip schools for special ed

Jun 23, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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