When Audrey Powers went boldly into space Oct. 13 with the actor who played the original Captain Kirk on “Star Trek,” the thoughts, prayers and cheers of Mount de Sales Academy, her alma mater, went with her.
It was a unique academic year for our Catholic schools and academies in 2020-2021. Despite so many challenges, these schools have proven to be safe and healthy, consistent, and Catholic.
The Tablet offers this special supplement to help families gear up for the new school year.
Less than a week after becoming the new president and CEO of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), Lincoln Snyder was already thinking about the next school year, which will begin in less than two months.
Despite a four-month daily commute of 2,000 miles, between two islands, third-grader Brett Lawrence managed to attend classes every day and remained on track with his schoolwork.
Students at Catholic schools in Manhattan, Staten Island, and the Bronx will no longer need to log in for remote learning this fall as the Archdiocese of New York plans to fully reopen for in-person instruction. The Diocese of Brooklyn announced on April 27 that it will fully reopen its 69 academies and schools again this fall for in-person learning with the option of enrolling their children in online-only instruction for the entire school year.
We celebrate the principals who lead our Catholic schools and help prepare the next generation of history-making Catholic leaders.
Catholic school enrollment figures for the current school year — significantly impacted by the pandemic — dropped 6.4% or more than 111,000 students from the previous school year, which is the largest single year decline in almost 50 years.
Local school superintendents have asked that Catholic school educators be included when city public school educators eventually become eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This comes as vaccine distribution continues to be criticized for its slow rollout at the city and state levels.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan urged congressional leaders to include religious and other non-public schools in the COVID-19 financial aid package being finalized by lawmakers ahead of an expected vote on Dec. 18 — a week before Christmas.