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At annual convention, Catholic educators reminded of missionary roles

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CINCINNATI — Nearly 5,000 Catholic school educators and administrators attended the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati April 3-5.

The three-day convention was filled with workshops dealing with how to help students write more creatively or tackle math concepts, use modern technology safely and live their faith in the modern world, but it also examined constant challenges and a way forward for educators and Catholic education at large. Read more »

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National School Walkout is time of prayer for many Catholic schools

March 13th, 2018 Posted in Education and Careers, National News Tags:

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Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON — March 14, exactly one month since the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students from around the country planned to walk out of their schools in protest of the nation’s gun laws for 17 minutes.

The time is meant to pay tribute to the 17 students and staff members killed that afternoon by gunfire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Students share concerns on school safety, gun violence with Camden bishop

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CAMDEN, N.J. — At an unprecedented meeting with student leaders from all nine South Jersey Catholic high schools, Camden Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan asked, “How can I guide you, and how can you guide each other? Be honest. … there is no agenda here.”

In the shadow of the recent Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 dead, Bishop Sullivan welcomed the student leaders to the Camden Diocesan Center March 1.

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Who works 100 years? Sisters of Mercy Laverne King and Rosalie Pronsati

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Dialog editor
It was not unusual years ago to find people who were in the same line of work for a long time. People worked 30, 40 years at the same place or doing the same job.
Nowadays, it’s not as common.
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Coping with school shootings: surreal part of students’ routine

February 27th, 2018 Posted in Education and Careers, Featured, National News Tags:

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Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON — Students in schools across the country have to navigate their way around classes, exams, relationships, cliques, cafeteria food and crowded hallways.

They also have to think about what they would do if someone with a gun came into their school, which seems all the more possible after the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

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Ursuline Academy set to induct six distinguished alums March 11

February 26th, 2018 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese Tags:

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Dialog reporter

WILMINGTON – Ursuline Academy will induct six women into its Distinguished Alumnae Hall of Fame during a ceremony March 11 at the school.

According to Ursuline, these graduates have “brought distinction to our school through their talents as demonstrated in their career and/or throughout the community.” The honorees also encourage current students to live the Ursuline motto, “Serviam,” or “I will serve.”

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Padua senior brings gift of books to area organizations

January 25th, 2018 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese, Youth

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Dialog reporter

WILMINGTON — Kennedy Crowder realizes she was born with opportunities and advantages that others her age may not have. So she decided to do something to help even the playing field.

Over the past few years, the Padua Academy senior has collected and donated thousands of books to area organizations, including the Sunday Breakfast Mission, the Ministry of Caring, Child Inc. and Bancroft Elementary School. Crowder has always liked how giving made her feel, but over the years she has realized that she is donating more than books. Read more »

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St. Elizabeth hopes an Hour of Code leads to lifetime of interest

January 25th, 2018 Posted in Education and Careers, Our Diocese, Uncategorized, Youth

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Dialog reporter

WILMINGTON — On an early December morning, first-grade students at St. Elizabeth School laughed as they helped program an electronic ball to follow a taped path along the floor of their classroom. Upstairs, sixth-graders played around with one of the most recognizable pieces of art of their generation, the Google logo, making it sing and dance, changing its shape and colors. Read more »

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Level Up Village connects Christ the Teacher with the world

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GLASGOW — A group of seventh- and eighth-grade students at Christ the Teacher School have spent the past few months taking an elective that has given them an opportunity to learn about their counterparts in an African nation while mixing in science, technology and sociology.

The class, which wrapped up earlier this week, matched the 16 students with boys and girls in Zimbabwe. It included video exchanges and a Skype session, and the Delaware students made solar flashlights to send to Zimbabwe. Read more »

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Catholic schools play prominent role in shaping future leadership

January 12th, 2018 Posted in Education and Careers, National News, Opinion

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Millions of Catholics in the United States were educated in Catholic schools during the past two centuries. It is no secret that such education has yielded amazing fruits for this particular faith community and for the larger society.

One could highlight the impact of Catholic education in “worldly” measures such as exposure to a holistic curriculum, preparedness to attend and complete higher education, and even social mobility.

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