Catholic Education Partners Celebrates Victory in WV Hope Scholarship Case

STILLWATER, MN—Shawn Peterson, President of Catholic Education Partners (CEP), celebrated a landmark victory for West Virginia children and families today. In a surprise ruling, the West Virginia Supreme Court reversed a decision by the Kanawha County Circuit Court, and immediately lifted the injunction which allows the Hope Scholarship Program to go forward and become fully […]

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Catholic Education Partners Statement on WV Hope Scholarships Decision

STILLWATER, MN— On Wednesday Kanawha Circuit Judge Joanna Tabit enjoined the implementation of the West Virginia Hope Scholarship, which was established in 2021. More than 3,000 students have been awarded the scholarship, which could be used for education expenses this fall. The program was challenged on grounds that it violates the state constitution by diverting funding […]

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 […]

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