America media’s Kevin Clarke featured Partnership Schools Superintendent Kathleen Porter-Magee’s analysis in a recent article explaining how Catholic school students outperformed those in other sectors during the pandemic.
In explaining how Catholic schools managed to do so well while others struggled to maintain student learning, Kathleen commented that Catholic schools’ exceptional NAEP results are “a reflection of the hard work that Catholic school teachers and leaders have been doing throughout the pandemic and…a reflection of what Catholic schools’ mission-driven, faith-filled and community-focused leadership has done to support kids and communities throughout Covid.”
Kathleen also noted the positive results’ implications for school choice. She notes that Catholic schools’ responsiveness to children’s needs during the two-year crisis “really shines a bright light on just how important the American Catholic school system is to the landscape of American education, and it shows that America needs a truly diverse network of educational options for kids; there is no one-size-fits-all solution.”
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