Karen Ristau writes that charter schools are not Catholic schools. There is a significant difference between the two, and she lays out the differences.
Department of Elementary Schools
Robert Bimonte, FSC - reminds us that we hold the treasure of our faith in Jesus Christ in "earthen vessels."
William Campbell, SM - discusses the Catholic Leadership Institute that happened over the summer. The institute is for all those in administrative leadership and those who are considering it.
Sustaining Our Schools - this feature by Dr. Lorraine Ozar and Dr. Michael Boyle discusses the work of Dr. Carol ann Tomlinson on differentiated instruction. To learn more, go to: www.luc.edu.
Department of Secondary Schools
Mary Frances Taymans, SND - reviews the findings of the latest report on Catholic high school finances, from Dollars and Sense 2009.
Christianne Connors - lifts up several resourcs for technology instruction, including online curriculum, online resources and books.
Department of Chief Administrators
Daniel Curtin - writes in appreciation of Brother Kelvin Canavan, FMS, who led the transformation of the Catholic school system in Sydney, Australia.
Department of Boards and Councils
Dr. Regina Haney - highlights the importance of succession planning for Catholic school board chairpersons.
Dale McDonald, PBVM - looks at three areas of public policy impacting Catholic schools - stimulus funding, H1N1 flu preparedness and congressional appropriations for educational programs.
Mary Tracy, SNJM - traces fives specific ways that school boards can participate effectively in advancement of the school.
Mary Angela Shaughnessy, SCN - reviews the legal issues involved in preparing for a pandemic, such as the H1N1 flu.
Martin K. Scanlan, Ph.D., discusses how to reduce educational barriers in Catholic schools for Latino studens.
The NCEA calendar of events looks ahead to workshop and gatherings in 2009 and 2010.