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WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA)—In what's being lauded as a major victory for parental choice in education, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona residents have a right to claim tax credit for donations to non-profit groups that provide scholarships to religious schools. more
WARWICK — School administrators and teachers convened on Monday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel for the annual diocesan Catholic Educators’ Symposium, which was themed “Faces of Catholic Education.” In his keynote address, Jesuit Father Michael J. Garanzini, president of Loyola University of Chicago, told the educators that they are “instruments of God’s love. more
PROVIDENCE — Mathematics can be a very difficult subject, so it’s important to have a teacher like Andrew Brassard to help alleviate fears and offer simple solutions to complex problems. more
PROVIDENCE—More than 200 local Catholic high school students learned a lesson they won’t soon forget in breaking the stereotypes and misconceptions about homelessness by becoming homeless themselves for the night. more
PROVIDENCE — All of Melinda Cavanagh’s 13 children have attended Rhode Island Catholic schools. As a parent devoted to Catholic education, Cavanagh believes that the lessons her children are receiving from a diocesan school is worth the financial strain. more
PROVIDENCE–Marcel Odom and his brother McKinley had dreamed of attending La Salle Academy since they were in the fifth grade. Their three older sisters had gone to Classical High and had done very well there, but the boys were simply in awe of La Salle and its storied history of excellence. more
WEST KINGSTON — Although two decades have passed since Sarah Thomas Tracy graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., the religious studies teacher at The Prout School proudly returns to her alma mater with regularity as a way of giving back to the school for the Catholic values it helped instill in her. more
PAWTUCKET—“I figured I had seen it all,” said Jimmie Briggs. “I thought I was tough, but seeing these little kids with AK-47s and 9 millimeter handguns was surreal. They were fighting on the frontlines in this war in the jungle.” more
WARWICK — How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Christopher Davey knows the answer to the question that’s been challenging America’s most talented performers for decades – practice, practice, practice. more
WARREN – For one Our Lady of Fatima High School senior, the annual March for Life provided the impetus that he needed to continue his journey of faith. Michael Mangina, a parishioner of St. Teresa Church, Pawtucket, was filled with doubt after losing his father Jack, age 56, last March and his maternal grandfather a few months earlier. more
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