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August 12, 2020
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Boston Catholic schools face financial challenges
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Thomas Carroll, superintendent of schools for the Boston Archdiocese, says that even under normal circumstances it can be challenging to keep the schools' budget in the black, but the coronavirus pandemic has caused additional financial challenges. Several Massachusetts Catholic schools have been forced to close, and Carroll says additional closures are expected later this fall.
Full Story: Boston Herald (8/10) 
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Schools focus on safety in reopening plans
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School leaders nationwide are taking different approaches to safeguarding students and staff from the spread of the coronavirus as some make plans to return to in-person instruction. Kansas City, Mo., schools will stagger schedules, with students in person on alternating days, while the Ithaca City School District in New York will have students coming and going at different times.
Full Story: Education Dive (8/11) 
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Leadership and Innovation
The coronavirus pandemic has made the already-difficult job of school superintendent even more difficult, according to a report released today from the American Enterprise Institute that includes feedback from 12 school district or Catholic diocese superintendents. Among other challenges, they cite inadequate federal guidance and vague state health guidelines.
Full Story: Education Week (tiered subscription model) (8/12) 
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St. Mary Catholic School librarian Jean Schif adapted when the coronavirus closed schools to support teachers, helping them identify online books and resources. Schif also engaged students online and continued practices for St. Mary's Battle of the Books team virtually.
Full Story: Derby Informer (Kan.) (8/4) 
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Mission and Catholic Identity
Cardinal Raymond Burke, who grew up in the Midwest and now lives in Rome, recently visited St. John the Baptist School in Minnesota. The cardinal praised the importance of Catholic education during the visit, saying, "The older I get the more I appreciate what was given to me in those very early years of my life by my parents and in a Catholic school."
Full Story: The Catholic Spirit (8/11) 
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Several Wisconsin school districts, including McDonell Area Catholic Schools, are partnering with REALiving to offer free counseling services for students and their families. Officials say the services will offer support that may be needed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Full Story: WEAU-TV (Eau Claire, Wis.) (8/12) 
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