Author Archives: Sean Kennedy

A Survival Plan for Faith-Based Schools Real Clear Policy Time may be running out for supporters of education vouchers. The very survival of the schools that would benefit most from vouchers is in doubt. Faith-based schools, especially Catholic and Jewish day schools, are facing a financial [Read More...]
Why Blended Learning Can’t Stand Still A Commitment to Constant Innovation Is Needed to Realize the Potential of Individualized Learning Executive Summary Education technology or “EdTech” is a rapidly growing industry in the United States as schools seek to integrate modern technology into the classroom. As [Read More...]
Building 21st Century Catholic Learning Communities Presentation to the National Catholic Education Association 2013 Annual Convention Presentation focuses on 21st century models for blended learning, transparency and governance as solutions for greater sustainability amid current trends and challenges facing K-12 Catholic education. Click here to download [Read More...]
Children Need Leaders To Save Catholic Schools Chicago Sun-Times Some 2 million American children, including 85,000 in the Chicago area, need leaders to act fast to save dying Catholic schools. Since 2000, Catholic leaders have shuttered 2,000 schools across the United States, with no end in sight. [Read More...]
Rise of Charters Presents Opportunity for NY Catholic Schools Originally Appeared in In a heart-breaking scene in the 2010 documentary Waiting for Superman, a young mother is crying in her Harlem apartment, which overlooks her daughter’s school. Bianca, her daughter, has been barred from attending graduation. The villain [Read More...]
New Jersey Teachers Union Tries to Shut Down Innovative Schools New York Post The New Jersey Education Association has declared war on two Newark charter schools, Merit Prep and Newark Prep. It sued to shut them down, but lost in court — so now the union’s asked the state Legislature [Read More...]
Technology-Driven Innovations For Teaching English Learners Research Study Executive Summary For the growing number of schools across the United States struggling to meet the educational needs of English language learner student populations, the challenges frequently outweigh the new approaches and ideas for meeting them successfully. This [Read More...]
Charting a Future for Catholic Education Some Schools are Creating a New Model for Religious Instruction. City Journal Though they enrolled 5.2 million students at the height of the baby boom, Catholic schools in the United States have struggled with declining matriculation in the decades since [Read More...]
Don’t Back Down: Spare the Kids, Decertify the CTU Chicago Tribune Mayor Rahm Emanuel is considered a man of iron will who has a deep commitment to reform. He should show it. Push ahead with Chicago Public School reforms and decertify the Chicago Teachers Union if necessary. The union [Read More...]
Catholic Schools Could Learn from Innovation at Charter Schools The Seattle Times Charter-school growth has hit Catholic schools hard. This coming school year, for the first time more American elementary and high-school students will enroll in charter schools than in Catholic schools. Instead of fearing the rise of charter [Read More...]
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