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St. Mary School leader to receive national educators award.

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As the honoree from Region 1, she is sharing the distinction with principals from 12 NCEA regions throughout the United States. Click for more.

Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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This year marks the 40th anniversary of the annual event, that 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.  Click for more.

Sun., Jan. 26 to Sat., Feb. 1: Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

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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:

Celebrating National Catholic Schools Week

St. Mary School leader to receive national educators award: Lisa Lepore to be honored as Distinguished Principal during NCEA convention in April

Saint Kevin students get a head start at High School

Knowledge Sprouts in All Saints Academy Classroom

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Dr. Jameson Chace, associate professor of biology and biomedical sciences at Salve Regina University, is spearheading the latest hydroponics project on Aquidneck Island at All Saints Academy with support from Rhode Island NSF Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) and RI Partnerships for Success. click for more.

Advocating for School Choice

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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.

Rhode Show Features The Prout School

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Rhode Show Features The Prout School. Click for more.

Bishop McVinney School received a special visit from Miss Rhode Island.

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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.

Veterans receive a stirring tribute from youngsters at Father Holland School

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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.

NAEP Report Cards in Math and Reading Released

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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.

Parents Satisfied with Schools, Teachers, and Standards

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A central premise of the school choice movement is that parents know what’s
best for their children. When they have a choice, parents tend to select schools that match their expectations of what a school should be.  A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics confirms the fact that parents who choose their child’s school are indeed more satisfied with the school and its various characteristics than parents who are assigned a school by the government.  Click for more
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