Catholic Education Partners Releases “The Catholic Vision of Education”

STILLWATER, MN—Shawn Peterson, President of Catholic Education Partners, today announced the release of a new booklet exploring the Catholic vision of education and its relevance to the modern family. The Catholic Vision of Education: Leading Our Children to Christ in a Challenging Era explores and explains the original and continuing mission of Catholic education in […]

CEP Announces Leadership Change

CEP Executive Director, Brittany Vessely, leaving CEP. CEP Director of Policy, Shawn Peterson, appointed as new executive director. Thornton, CO – Today the Board of Directors for Catholic Education Partners (CEP) announced that Brittany Vessely will step down from her position at CEP to accept the role of executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, […]

Catholic Education Uplifts Disadvantaged Communities

This blog post originally appeared on the blog for West Virginia Voices for Choices. The Roman Catholic Church has been operating non-government schools in the United States for more than two centuries. Our schools were founded to ensure the continuation of our faith, promotion of the common good in our society, and to provide disadvantaged […]

NCEA Momentum: The Impact of Education Choice on Catholic Education

This article was originally published in the Winter 2019 edition of NCEA’s Momentum magazine. What is the Impact of Education Choice on Catholic Education? As America headed to mid-term election season this Fall, education choice legislative planning was placed in the hands of American voters who had decisions to make between pro-education choice and anti-education […]

CEP’s Christmas Wish: Educators as the Face of Parental Choice

This piece was originally published at redefinED on January 3, 2019. Wishing a new look for education choice advocates By Greg Dolan This Christmas, I am giving thanks for the recent election of so many supporters of the parental right to educational choice for their children. And if I had one wish to improve something […]

CEP at EdNext: The Role of Catholic Schools in Education Choice Programs

The following piece was published at EdNext on December 11, 2018. Accompanying charts and state-by-state data discussed are available on our site. The Role of Catholic Schools in Education Choice Programs Since their founding in the 19th Century, Catholic schools have been noted for serving economically disadvantaged and ethnic minority communities. Education choice programs, due […]

Webinar: 529 Accounts and Catholic School Tuition

On October 9, CEP’s Director of Policy and Outreach, Greg Dolan, co-hosted a webinar with the National Catholic Educational Association’s (NCEA) Sr. Dale McDonald, PBVM. The topic was how parents at Catholic schools can benefit from changes to 529 savings accounts in federal and state tax laws. Click the image to see the webinar replay […]

CEP in EdNext: Why Can’t the Middle Class Afford Catholic School Anymore?

THE FOLLOWING PIECE WAS PUBLISHED BY EDNEXT ON AUGUST 15, 2018: A recent study in Education Next evaluates the shift in the haves and have-nots of private education, highlighting the disturbing trend of private schools enrolling students predominantly from high-income families. Authors Richard Murnane and Sean Reardon point to the loss of half of America’s […]