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Best of the Spring

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This week, I wrap up the school year of Catholic School Matters by providing a “Best Of” the spring.  I’ll include links to each one of the issues along with the most popular and my favorite link from each of the 17 issues.  How to choose the Top 5?  I chose the 5 times that

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Reactions to the Closing on Jubilee Schools

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Click this link to access the newsletter. This week I present reactions to the announcement that the Jubilee Schools in Memphis will be closing in 2019 and will reopen as charters.  This is sad and disheartening news and I want to make sure to draw everyone’s attention to its significance.  To that end, I am

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Guest Blog: Dr. Joseph Hollowell

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Dr. Joseph Hollowell, the president of Roncalli Catholic High School in Indianapolis, researched the impact of Catholic schools converted to charter schools as part of his doctoral dissertation at Creighton.  He wrote this blog as a reaction to the news that the Jubilee Schools in Memphis were going to close and converted to charters. What

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Guest Blog: Thomas Kiely

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Thomas Kiely, the Director of the Institute for Catholic Leadership at Marquette University, contributed this blog on his reaction to the Jubilee Schools closing as well as his description of his efforts to build conversations and sustainability among other Catholic school networks. When the Jubilee School in Memphis, TN announced their closure earlier this year

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Guest Blog: Bernard Dumond

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The founder & CEO of Development Innovations 360, Bernard Dumond contributed this blog upon learning about the closing of Jubilee Schools. The Audacity of Indifference: Lessons Learned from the Closing of the Memphis Jubilee Schools On January 23, 2018, like many others in our Catholic educational community, I learned the disheartening news of the closing

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Guest Blog: Dr. RaeNell Houston

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The first-year superintendent of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Dr. Raenell Houston, contributed this blog on her reaction to the news that the Jubilee Catholic Schools in Memphis were closing. Upon hearing the news of the closing of the Jubilee Catholic Schools in Memphis, I was saddened but not shocked. The reality that Catholic school

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Guest Blog: Dr. Christian Dallavis

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Dr. Christian Dallavis, the Senior Director of Leadership Programs at ACE Notre Dame, the Founder of ACE Academies, and the Director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, contributed this blog on his reaction the news of the closing of the Jubilee Catholic Schools in Memphis. My colleague on the faculty of the University of

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Educating to Fraternal Humanism

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Here is the link to the April 29th newsletter. This week, I’m presenting the 2017 document from the Congregation for Catholic Education (essentially the Vatican’s Department of Education).  Called Educating to Fraternal Humanism, the document supports the theme of building community in Catholic Schools.  In fact, it’s subtitled “Building a Civilization of Love.”  I’ve also

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Dr. Jeannie Ray-Timoney on Educating to Fraternal Humanism

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Dr. Jeannie Ray-Timoney, the Associate Superintendent, Archdiocese of Portland Catholic Schools, submitted this guest blog on Educating to Fraternal Humanism as part of the Church Documents PLC. As I read through this document, I ask myself what my role in educating for fraternal humanism is and how to work toward building a civilization of love.

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Dr. Gail Donahue on Educating to Fraternal Humanism

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Dr. Gail Donahue, Professor at Notre Dame University (Maryland), submitted this guest blog on Educating to Fraternal Humanism as part of the Church Documents PLC. Do I have time to read a Church document and reflect on it? Not usually, but having listened to Catholic School Matters podcast series on Church documents, I was intrigued

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Nicole Garnett on Educating to Fraternal Humanism

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Nicole Garnett, John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame and Senior Policy Advisor, Alliance for Catholic Education, submitted this guest blog on Educating to Fraternal Humanism as part of the Church Documents PLC. In their recent letter, the leaders of the Congregation for Catholic Education, Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi and Archbishop Angelo

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Dr. Jim Rigg on Educating to Fraternal Humanism

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Dr. Jim Rigg, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Archdiocese of Chicago, submitted this guest blog on Educating to Fraternal Humanism as part of the Church Documents PLC. I’ve often described my work in Catholic education as “an exercise in information overload.” Teachers, principals, and diocesan leaders are constantly bombarded by parent emails, unexpected

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April 22nd Newsletter on Capital Punishment

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Inspired by my podcast conversation with Sr. Helen Prejean, I blog about the lessons she learned in this ministry and how good Catholics are not listening to each other.  I then present the best articles I could find related to capital punishment.  The Top 5: In the first section (“Articles About the Death Penalty”) the

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January 21st newsletter

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Here is the link to the Jan 21st newsletter This week, I have a very lengthy blog which tries to bring together lessons I have learned from the Church Documents series.  Monday’s podcast marks the final podcast in the series and I wanted to draw your attention to the landing page for the Church Documents

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Innovation in Catholic Schools

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Here is the link to the Jan 14th newsletter. This edition of Catholic School Matters is devoted to Catholic school innovation.  I blog about my visit last month to Seton Catholic Schools in Milwaukee, a remarkable charter-like Catholic school network.  It would benefit any school or diocesan school leader to pay attention to what’s going

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Sticky: Superintendent’s Office

Dr. Tim Uhl, Superintendent, superintendent@montanacc.org PO Box 1708 Helena MT 59601 office phone: 406-442-5761 cell phone: 406-603-0174 FAX: 406-442-9047

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