Please note this event has passed. It took place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, Edina.
Can urban Catholic elementary schools close the achievement gap and be self-sustaining?
To view a longer 17-minute version of the panel discussion, click here.
Catholic Spirit Article
Panel of educators, philanthropists tackle achievement gap
By: Melenie Soucheray
A Nov. 14 forum hosted by the Catholic Community Foundation of Minnesota addressed the issue of Catholic education by asking five educators and philanthropists the question, “Can urban Catholic elementary schools close the achievement gap and be self-sustaining?”
The consensus: Yes.
Held at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, the panel agreed that collaboration among pastors, educators, families, alumni, philanthropists, and public policy makers is needed to tackle the challenges, which panelists cited as poverty, lack of teacher support and low buy-in for Catholic education…
Moderator & Panelists
De LaSalle High School
Catholic Education Advocate
Healey Education Foundation
Chair, Board of Directors
AIM Higher Foundation