- Jan 19, 2020
Bernadette Scholars are students at Marian High School in Mishawaka, Ind., who have mild intellectual disabilities. This is the first year for the program, in which the “Bernies” spend some time in classes just for them and other times are in typical classrooms with others.
Opened in 2001, De La Salle is a founding member of the Cristo Rey Network, the only association of high schools in the country that integrate college preparatory academics with four years of professional work experience. The first Cristo Rey school began in Chicago in 1996; there are now 37 such schools nationwide; all serve low-income populations.
A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states.
Leaders at St. Joseph School in Mandan, North Dakota, hope that starting a Montessori program to offer a more hands-on approach to education will boost student enrollment, just as it did for Christ the King School across town.
American Sign Language (ASL) — an elective class for seniors at Brother Martin High School in New Orleans — has taken silence to the monastic level, adopting a religious community’s approach to silence soon after the school year began.
India’s Supreme Court has allowed the government to control the appointment of teachers in educational institutions run by religious minorities, a ruling church leaders say violates their right to manage such institutions.