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We advocate – as a matter of justice – for the high quality education of every child. We affirm each parent’s right, and the responsibility, to direct their childrens' education. We support an exceptional K-12 teaching force serving all California's students. We believe educational reforms are best realized closest to actual learning experiences.

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January 19, 2018 Education

The theme of this year’s National Catholic Schools Week is “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.” 

December 15, 2017 Education

Congress is currently considering whether to fund or eliminate Title II-A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which deals with the professional development of teachers.  The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $2 billion in funding for Title II-A, but the spending bill passed by the House provides no funding whatsoever for the program.

January 10, 2017 Economic Justice, News, News, Education

The following statement was released by Mr. Edward ‘Ned’ Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, in response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017 Budget Proposal:

January 10, 2017 Economic Justice, News, News, Education

The following statement was released by Mr. Edward ‘Ned’ Dolejsi, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, in response to California Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017 Budget Proposal:

February 7, 2018 Education

There are major learning gaps in California schools that have not closed significantly in over a decade.

Really well-meaning and good-hearted people have been trying hard to close those gaps in all of those settings, and they have failed.

Current evidence reveals why they have failed. Powerful and useful new brain science now teaches us we need to make children ready and able to learn at fifteen months, rather than fifteen years.

January 28, 2016 Education

A Statement by the California Catholic Conference of Bishops

January 26, 2016 Education

Coinciding with Catholic Schools’ Week, the California Catholic Conference of Bishops has issued a comprehensive document entirely focused on Catholic schools.  Entitled “Our Catholic Schools in California: A Stellar Past, A Robust Future”, the document recognizes the tremendous benefit that Catholic schools have had and will continue to have on society as a whole.  

January 25, 2016 Education

The Tenderloin--San Francisco’s most brutal square mile. In the Tenderloin many seem to live hopelessly in their personal hell. Streets and alleys are crowded with drug addicts, homeless parolees, other lost souls.

But the Tenderloin also is home to hundreds of children, living there because their working poor parents cannot afford housing anywhere else.

January 24, 2016 Education

From their very beginning, Catholic schools have focused on teaching poor and ethnic minority groups. Because of this, Catholic schools hold a rich tradition of educating students from all social and economic backgrounds.

January 23, 2016 Education

The teaching profession is one that demands dedication, commitment, and sacrifice.  Indeed, most teachers, whether in a public or private school setting, often go beyond the “call of duty”, motivated by their desire to create a stimulating learning environment and to ensure their students’ success. 

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