Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

Northeast: Catholic High Schools Mixed About Pope

George Todt looked at Archbishop Ryan High School’s rear grounds as he reflected on Pope John Paul II’s Oct. 3, 1979 visit to Philadelphia. John Paul II had come to a city where 1 million people had attended his open-air Mass, at the Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, in Logan Circle Todt remembered John […]

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Education: ‘Catholic Identity Pledge’ Meets Diversity at Local Catholic Schools

Education: ‘Catholic Identity Pledge’ Meets Diversity at Local Catholic Schools

Archdiocese Catholic school students found a new document slipped into their application and entrance packets: The Memorandum of Understanding. The decree, released earlier this month from the office of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia requires all parents and students enrolled, or seeking enrollment, in Catholic schools to pledge their support of one “Catholic identity” as dictated […]

 

Politics: To Keep Millennials In The City, Politicians Must Focus On the Schools

Politics: To Keep Millennials In The City, Politicians Must Focus On the Schools

It is no secret that Millennials are fueling Philadelphia’s recent growth. Individuals aged 20 to 34 represent more than a quarter of the city’s population. According to the Pew Research Center, growth within this age group – along with a growing immigrant population – accounts for a large portion of the population growth that Philadelphia […]

 

Logan: Cristo Rey Students Work for Their Education

Logan: Cristo Rey Students Work for Their Education

Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, established in 2012, provides a college prep education to students from low-income families who could not otherwise afford to attend a private school. The key to funding students’ tuition comes from Cristo Rey’s signature Work-Study Program. Each student works five days a month at one of the school’s 70 business partners […]