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Articles from Vol. 43, No. 2, April/May

Biotechnology Curriculum Leads Students to Gene Sequencing
At Sacred Heart Academy, Faith comes first as students and teachers keep an open dialogue about the ethics of scienceAt Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) in Hamden, Connecticut, science is a community effort. Since 1990, science teachers have incorporated biotechnology...
Bishop Moore High School Builds World-Class Learning Lab
When Bishop Moore Catholic High School, Orlando, Florida junior Paige Spears knows her American Studies class is meeting at the new multimedia lab, she said she pays a little more attention. "It's really good for my personality," Paige said. "It's really...
Breaking the Agrarian Model with a Longer School Year
A 200-day academic calendar more effectively addresses the learning needs oF students and better prepares them for the technology driuen world they will enter as adultsIn January 2011, the Department of Elementary Schools of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles...
Calvert Hall High School Teacher Instructs Via Skype While Recovering from Surgery
When John Thaler, a member of the mathematics department at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Maryland, required surgery, his students may have anticipated a break from class. If so, they were disappointed. Thaler didn't let his surgery interfere...
Catholic Higher Education Ramps Up to Support Catholic Schools
Representatives of the organization known as Catholic Higher Education Supporting Catholic Schools (CHESCS) met during the NCEA Convention in Boston to establish bylaws and plan for a series of interactive presentations to be conducted during the Chief...
Catholic Middle Schools Must Offer a Competitive Academic Curriculum While Building Character, Promoting Virtue and Deepening Faith
Programs that a NOLL» students to grow intellectually while witnessing the intertwined threads of Faith and truth will sustain Catholic middle schools into the FutureCatholic education provides students with an opportunity to grow and mature within a...
Catholic Schools Serve Students by Providing a Sanctuary in the Open Heart of Christ
With careful attention to the manner in which we treat our students, and by establishing a hopeful sanctuary that is free of hostility and threats, we better equip our students for success in the classroom, in the community and in their adult livesAt...
Crossing the Street: The Story of One High School, One University and the Power of Collaboration
Two schools took bold steps to transForm their neighborhood connection into a powerful educational collaborationThe two schools sit atop a hill overlooking Long Island Sound, To the left is Notre Dame High School, founded by the Brothers of Holy Cross...
Equitable Participation in Federal Education Benefits: Diminishing Returns
Although Catholic school students have been participating in federal education programs since the 1965 passage of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), opportunities for their equitable participation have eroded significantly during the...
Green Trends Becoming Part of Education's Future
For many years the idea of conservation was expensiue and out oF reach, especially to a school with limited Funding. Ongoing aduancements in technology and Funding sources now haue opened the doors to a much wider audienceSocial responsibility is a basic...
How Would Jesus Teach Us Today?
One future certainty is that the church will continue to hold the truths of our faith in the face of adversityMore than a quarter century ago (Could it really be that long?} there was a popular movie, "Back to the Future," where a teenager (a young Michael...
Increase Your Professional Skills This Summer
Summer is the ideal time to become a more proficient educator. Visit the NCEA website- www.ncea. org- to learn more about these summer professional development opportunities.Many of these workshops may be eligible for Title U-A funding.The Soul of Youth...
Message from the President
The cover of this report features a standard - a flag that is at once an emblem and a call to action. A standard-bearer goes ahead of others and shows the way. The flag and the role of the bearer is a distinguished one.In this spirit, the National Catholic...
My Storytime Bible
My Storytime Bible Renila Boyle, writer; Melanie Florian, illustrator Pauline Books & Media, Boston 2011, 141 pages, $15.95 (hardback) ISBN 0-8198-4884-0This book is an interesting read for children and adults alike, opening the door to questions...
NCEA and Department Awards Presented during Boston Convention
During the annual convention and convocation in Boston, the association honored five individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Catholic education. Four awards were presented during an awards dinner on the Tuesday evening prior to the convention....
Peer-Led Honor Council Promotes Integrity among Students
Nolan Catholic High School formed an Honor Council in response to student concernsThe Nolan Catholic High School newspaper. Out of the Blue, October 1999 edition printed an opinion piece lamenting rampant cheating engaged in by students in the Fort Worth,...
Pre-Professional Internships Prepare Students for College and Workplace Success
At Trinity High School in Carfield Heights, Ohio, students attend rigorous college-preparatory courses in a four-by-Four block schedule Four days a Lueek and work in an internship closely aligned with their career aspirations on the fifth dayLike many...
Self-Regulation Skills Development Promotes Academic Rigor for Students with IEPs
Strong teacher partnering For planning and instruction benefited all students while delivering targeted special education instruction to students a» i t h disabilitiesCreating self-regulating learners became the focus of a series of lessons partnering...
Students Earn College Credits While Still in High School
Dual Enrollment ProgramWhen I graduated (many years ago) from the high school I now serve as president, I was scared. I had done well as a student there, but (in the words of my fear) "It was only high school! College would be different! College would...
The Internet and Social Media: A Legal and Practical Guide for Catholic Educators
New from the NCEA BookshelfThe Internet and Social Media: A Legal and Practical Guide for Catholic EducatorsMary Angela Shaugfinessy, SCN, LD., Ph.D. and Michael L Muggins, Ed.D, MSN, APRNThe Internet and Social Media: What Parents Need to KnowMichael...
University-Diocesan Partnership Grooms 21st-Century Catholic School Leaders
Fordham University and Diocese of Brooklyn create a distinctive three-year leadership learning-in-practice experienceIn "Preserving the Vision," the Diocese of Brooklyn's far-ranging strategic plan to ensure the future of Catholic elementary schools,...
What to Look For
A few weeks ago, I paused halfway up the steep stairs from the beach to the bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Resting, I noticed a sign about the lake currents. The sign read- "What to Look For." Growing up near the lake, I was well-educated about the...
Zoning into Silence in a Digital Age
How do we encourage, or create, moments or spaces of authentic deep silence in our students?One of the undergraduate courses I teach is called Vocation and the Arts. The course focuses on the meaning of vocation as a calling. Our focus is to understand...
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