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Mar 22, 2019 - 01:16 pm .- Edmonton’s Catholic schools are at full capacity and may soon have to turn away students, although school district officials are hopeful that new funding from the Alberta government will be announced.
Mar 19, 2019 - 03:58 pm .- The attorney general of West Virginia has filed a lawsuit charging that the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its former bishop knowingly employed sex abusers in roles that worked with children and failed to disclose their backgrounds to parents.
Mar 13, 2019 - 02:48 am .- The government of Saskatchewan in Canada is arguing that it should be allowed to pay for non-Catholic students to attend Catholic school, appealing a 2017 court decision that could force up to 10,000 students out of Catholic schools because they are not Catholic.
Mar 12, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- Creating a Scholarship Tax Credit program in Kentucky would align with Catholic teaching by assisting families in need and empowering parents to make decisions about their children’s education, said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville.
Feb 7, 2019 - 01:47 pm .- When two Michigan high school students were planning for a community service project, they decided they wanted to help younger children learn to pray. So, they fundraised, designed, and managed the construction of a chapel and Marian shrine for the local Catholic middle school.
Feb 1, 2019 - 03:28 am .- As Catholic schools in many areas of the country struggle to keep attendance up, one Michigan diocese has enjoyed a significant boost in enrollment, after the local bishop introduced a plan to prioritize Catholic education.
Jan 23, 2019 - 12:21 am .- The Catholic Church in Fiji is prepared to shut down all of its 44 primary and 19 secondary schools if the government continues to elect non-Catholics as the head of those schools.
Jan 17, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- It’s not unusual for a school to offer an after school drama or Spanish club. Some schools even offer a robotics club. But few schools offer a club dedicated to adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Dec 17, 2018 - 03:34 am .- The Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, is opening a drug and alcohol recovery high school for students, combining education, counseling, and faith in promoting healing.
Dec 12, 2018 - 01:01 pm .- Leaders of New York state’s more than 500 Catholic schools are planning to boycott a new state review system, whereby public school officials would evaluate religious schools to determine whether they offer a “substantially equivalent” education to public schools.
Oct 11, 2018 - 03:13 pm .- Thousands of young Catholic students gathered for Mass, music, and a winter clothing drive on Wednesday morning in a stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Oct 9, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- The Department of Education has awarded the 2018 National Blue Ribbon to more than three dozen Catholic schools. Of the nearly 50 private schools to receive the designation, almost 90 percent were Catholic.
Oct 5, 2018 - 10:09 am .- A new law in the Republic of Ireland will prohibit primary schools from taking religion into account in admissions, a practice known as the “baptism barrier.”
Sep 21, 2018 - 12:04 am .- A $4.6 billion funding package for Catholic and independent schools in Australia has won the support of a national Catholic education group, which says the plan corrects key flaws from the previous funding model.
Sep 10, 2018 - 11:04 am .- With severe drought conditions continuing to affect farmers in Australia, a fourth grader at a Catholic school has raised more than $1 million for charities providing drought support.
Sep 6, 2018 - 04:32 pm .- The names of accused clerics are being removed from the buildings of several colleges and high schools in Pennsylvania in the wake of the grand jury report detailing sex abuse cases in six dioceses in the state.
Sep 6, 2018 - 01:11 pm .- The city of Baltimore will soon see a new Catholic school open for the first time in decades, named after an African American nun who founded the first U.S. school for black children.
Aug 2, 2018 - 08:02 pm .- As Australian families face a difficult drought, a diocese in New South Wales is offering struggling families assistance with their school fees.
Jul 18, 2018 - 11:57 am .- A former advancement director at a Catholic school in Oregon has been charged with embezzling more than $50,000 from the school and its scholarship program.
Jul 7, 2018 - 04:50 pm .- Catholic schools in Australia could see an increase of up to $74 million a year from independent schools following a new review proposing better use of data to rank families’ socioeconomic status.