Lansing Catholic High School tweaking online learning option

an empty parking lot in front of a building: Lansing Catholic High School is making changes to online learning.

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Lansing Catholic High School is making changes to online learning.

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – Lansing Catholic High School is now requiring students who wish to continue online learning to explain why. Administrators say this is to make sure students aren’t taking advantage of the system.

“As long as you have some reason you need to be online, that option will be there for you,” said Dominic Iocco, Lansing Catholic High School President.

Starting this week, Lansing Catholic students wishing to learn from home need to explain why they’re not taking classes in-person.

Iocco said some students used it as an excuse to travel out of state.

“When you get a large number online, and they are using it just so they can spend time in Arizona for example and then complaining they have to be on a Zoom call at 8:30 in the morning

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Edmonton Catholic asks families to commit to in-person or online learning for remainder of school year

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In a Monday letter to parents and guardians, chief superintendent Robert Martin said the decision was made to ensure consistency in instruction and learning.

“We understand that this plan is very different than what we had shared in August…we maintain that our schools are safe and in-person learning is going to provide the most complete learning experience for our students,” Martin wrote.

Quarterly changes three more times throughout the school year could have led to students having a different teacher two or three times, which could be disruptive to learning, Cusack said.

“We didn’t feel that was in the best interest,” said Cusack. There are approximately 30,000 students learning in classrooms throughout the division, and an extra 200 teachers have been hired at a cost of approximately $19 million – paid for in part by the federal safe restart funding of $15.6 million.

Edmonton Catholic also said

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No, the Catholic intellectual tradition is not a thing of the past.

It is common to hear rumors that the Catholic academy has gone missing. This is better understood as a generational anthem of nostalgic discontent, projecting willful and often cynical ignorance. This past summer, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, I spent most of my time between two academic book projects for Routledge and Bloomsbury. In August, I read three recent books, published by M.I.T., Oxford and Princeton (all academic presses), during a short vacation.

These five books of my summer, while diverse, are united by a common biographical Catholicism, a trait all but one of the authors carries confessionally. These books are written for general and academic secular audiences and carry the peer-reviewed expertise of various fields of study, above all from philosophy. Nonetheless, each book carries real and even intimate signs of the church alive and at work. Together, they form a resounding counterfactual rebuke of the cottage industry reporting the

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More than 60 students learning online in Catholic division

Like other school boards in the area and around the province, the Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education has created online programming for students who are not back for in-person learning.

The board has more than 60 students who are learning online and has teachers working directly with students every day.

“We’ve had 66 kids registered from Kindergarten through Grade 9 for our online learning,” said deputy superintendent Chuck Hellman. “We’ve also had 11 kids who have requested to go from online learning back to face-to-face learning.

“Kids being in school is a great thing for them socially and emotionally, but we’re going to be there to support anyone who chooses online.”

Hellman says the school board is doing everything it can to make schools safe, including extra cleaning staff, physical distancing and sanitizer all around schools.

MHCBE is offering a French immersion option for kids K through Grade 6,

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Marxism in higher education – The Arlington Catholic Herald

Some years ago, Lee Edwards, a veteran conservative writer and a
friend of mine, launched an organization, the Victims of Communism Memorial
Foundation, dedicated to “commemorating the more than 100 million victims of
communism around the world and pursuing the freedom of those still living under
totalitarian regimes.”

Today, Victims of Communism is going great guns, with a small but
capable staff and a number of programs and projects designed to make people
aware that Marxist communism not only was but still is a really nasty piece of

It’s a message that needs frequent repeating. Especially now,
when Marxism is alive and well on many college campuses and a disturbing
presence in the movement protesting — with good cause, to be sure — serious
abuses that have festered too long in America.

Lately, in the pages of the “Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
Quarterly” I came across an article that

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