As the honoree from Region 1, she is sharing the distinction with principals from 12 NCEA regions throughout the United States. Click for more.
With activities like dancing in class and spelling bees, Masses and open houses, as well as sport tournaments and fundraisers, students, educators and parishioners throughout the country are looking forward to National Catholic Schools Week.
This year, which marks the 40th anniversary of the annual event, focuses on the value of a Catholic education, with a theme of “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” It will be observed Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.
Read more in this week’s Rhode Island Catholic:
The Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Families for School Choice, is hosting an introductory School Choice Boot Camp Monday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Hilton Providence, 21 Atwells Ave., in Providence. Click for more.
She spent the day visiting classrooms and talking with students about the importance of respect, compassion and understanding as part of her “Best Friends First” educational program. Click for more.
The children sang patriotic songs, danced and even folded the American flag properly last Friday, announcing proudly the meaning of each fold. Click for more.
The average reading scale score for eighth-graders attending private schools (285) was 19 points higher than the overall score for students attending public schools (266). Ten points on the 500-point scale is roughly equal to one grade level. In fourth grade, the public/private difference in reading was 14 points (235 vs. 221). Click for more.