- Jun 18, 2021
No one has to tell Catholic school teachers how different this past year has been. At the start of the pandemic last spring, most Catholic schools adapted to online schooling and continued that way until the end of the school year.
When Catholic educators met virtually this year at their annual conference, they took a close look at racism and how teachers should talk about its existence and work to promote an anti-racist environment in their schools.
The 12 Catholic schools in the small Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, have bucked a nationwide trend. They’re enrollment has increased this school year at a time when the vast majority of dioceses are headed in the other direction.
Sister Catherine McNamee, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet and longtime Catholic educational leader, died Aug. 30 at the age of 89. She was living at her order’s residence in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Catholic schools around the United States are retooling for an uncertain future after the coronavirus pandemic.
The NCEA was held in Chicago this year.
National Catholic Schools Week will be celebrated across the country Jan. 27-Feb. 2 this year with the theme: “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”