Oct 212016

This week, the federal government released a report showing that the nation’s graduation rate had reached a record 83.2 percent for the 2014-15 school year. The national graduation rate, which has been steadily increasing, reflects improvements across all racial and ethnic groups. A breakdown of the individual states shows that Missouri’s graduation rate over the […]

 October 21, 2016  Posted by at 9:17 am Education, News No Responses »
Feb 262016
Committee Holds Hearing on Expanding A+ Scholarship Program

The House Committee on Higher Education held a public hearing this week on HB 1383, which expands the A+ scholarship program to graduates of private high schools. Currently, the program is limited to graduates of public high schools. HB 1383 is sponsored by Representative Keith English(I-Florissant). The MCC testified in support of the bill, noting […]

 February 26, 2016  Posted by at 2:52 pm Education No Responses »
Feb 192016
Committee to Consider Expansion of A+ Scholarship Program

Will this be the year the General Assembly ends discrimination against graduates of private (and Catholic) high schools? Next week the Missouri House Committee on Higher Education will consider HB 1383, a bill that would expand the A+ scholarship program to graduates of private high schools, including Catholic high schools. The bill is sponsored by […]

 February 19, 2016  Posted by at 12:38 pm Education, Missouri General Assembly No Responses »
Jan 292016
Next Week is Catholic Schools Week

Next week is Catholic Schools Week, a weekly event that has been held every year since 1974. You can visit the National Catholic Association website¬†for information on Catholic Schools Week. Also check with Catholic schools in your community to see what activities are planned. During this week parents and community supporters visit their local Catholic […]

 January 29, 2016  Posted by at 2:16 pm Education, News No Responses »
Mar 072014
CEI Deadline is April 15

Missourians for Children’s Education, the campaign committee for the Children’s Education Initiative (CEI), has set April 15 as the deadline for submission of signatures to the MCC and other pro-CEI agencies. Parishes and Catholic schools: send your notarized petition pages and completed circulator registration forms to the Missouri Catholic Conference, P.O. Box 1022, Jefferson City, […]

 March 7, 2014  Posted by at 11:32 am Children's Education Initiative, Education, News No Responses »
Feb 072014
Your Parish Can Help, too -Collect CEI Signatures Today!

If your parish or Catholic school has not yet conducted a drive to collect CEI signatures, there is still time. In early January all parishes and schools received a simplified CEI packet that provided instructions for gathering signatures. If you need additional assistance, contact your CEI Diocesan Coordinator: Archdiocese of St. Louis George Kerry (314) […]

 February 7, 2014  Posted by at 2:19 pm Children's Education Initiative, Education No Responses »
Jan 102014
Legislators Turn Blind Eye to Catholic School Options

As a new session of the Missouri General Assembly opens, legislators are trying to find ways to provide better education for children stuck in failing school districts. Under current state law, students in unaccredited districts can transfer to other public schools, but no option is provided to transfer to a nonpublic or religious school. As […]

 January 10, 2014  Posted by at 2:53 pm Education, News No Responses »