Catholic Education

PCC mourns loss of Archbishop Schott

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) is saddened by the news that Metropolitan Basil M. Schott, Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh, died on Thursday, June 10, 2010.  He will be laid to rest next week.
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Pope apologizes for abuse, says priests called to bring God to world

Pope Benedict XVI said the Year for Priests might have been ruined by the clerical sex abuse scandal, but instead became a “summons to purification” in the church. Concelebrating Mass June 11 with some 15,000 priests, the pope said that “the enemy,” Satan, want
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Be a fan of ACE-PA on Facebook

Are you a fan of Catholic education? Become a Facebook fan of the Advocates for Catholic Education in Pennsylvania – ACE-PA.   PCC will keep ACE-PA fans up-to-date with the latest news and action alerts about issues affecting Catholic schools in Pennsylvania.
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Cutting EITC does not add up

Arithmetic can be a challenging subject, as any student cramming for finals will tell you. State lawmakers in Harrisburg will agree. Right now, they must solve a particularly tough math problem – balance the Commonwealth budget before June 30.
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Legislation introduced to restore EITC

Two legislative bills have been introduced to restore funding for Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program to $75 million. Established in 2001, EITC is an educational program that gives children a the chance to attend the best school available to them and provi
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School choice supporters gather at the Capitol

Fifteen hundred students, teachers, parents and legislators gathered at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, to show their support for the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. The party is hosted every year with the dual purpose of celebrating the highly-praised program
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ACE-PA Update: April 30, 2010

Federal issues: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) asked the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference (PCC) to contact our advocacy network regarding the reauthorization of the former “No Child Left Behind Act,” now known as the “Elementary and Secondary Education Act.”
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Happy Birthday, EITC!

Over 40,000 students are able to attend the school of their choice during the 2009-2010 school year because of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program, while countless numbers of children in public school will benefit from innovative programs that would have likely gone
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Catholic School Students Graduate, Go to College at Higher Rates

According to a report by the National Catholic Education Association, Catholic high school students are more likely to graduate and attend college than students attending other schools, public or private.
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