Alexander Thompson is a freelance writer covering K-12 Catholic education from Boston. Previously, he worked for newspapers in Ohio before coming to Massachusetts where he covers local news for suburban weeklies. A fluent French speaker, he spent a brief stint reporting for Senegal's largest private daily newspaper.

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As Catholic school teachers head back to the classroom, discontent simmers

Some Catholic school teachers are finding it difficult to be honest about their fears for in-person learning during the coronavirus pandemic.

Back to school with books, masks and liability waivers

The various coronavirus liability waivers that are being sent to parents highlight the precarious balance Catholic schools are striking between returning to the classroom in-person and the ethical and legal consequences of doing so.

Catholic schools plan in-person classes, in contrast to public schools

While state orders have forced some Catholic dioceses to abandon their more assertive approach to reopening schools, other dioceses are using the divergence from online public schools as a marketing point.

Catholic schools face questions over connections to Columbus, Serra

Three alumnae of Columbus Catholic High School drafted a petition demanding that the school change its name and remove a Columbus statue from the grounds. The effort represents the spread of a nationwide reckoning.