The Field Hospital: St. Elizabeth Parish partners with the Center for Exchange and Solidarity in San Salvador to fund scholarships with a community bent.
GSR Preview: This is the story of how one scholarship beneficiary created a ripple effect reaching far beyond what the School Sisters of Notre Dame could have imagined.
LIT UP: ONE REPORTER, THREE SCHOOLS, TWENTY-FOUR BOOKS THAT CAN CHANGE LIVES
By David Denby
Published by Henry Holt, 288 pages, $30
Take and Read: For Paulo Freire, education should always be a "utopian activity," full of trust in people and confidence in their potential to be agents of their own liberation.
Simply Spirit: The author felt discouraged about the country, but a friend's service to disadvantaged young people snapped her out of it.
Activists and lawyers say that behind the shocking video of a sheriff's deputy slamming an African-American high school student, lies a nationwide problem known as the school-to-prison pipeline.
Faith and Justice: In the last chapter of Laudato Si’, Pope Francis makes it clear that the path to change comes through education and spirituality.
A Texas high school student at the center of a tech storm after authorities mistook his clock invention for a bomb got an invite to the White House.
Parents must not exclude themselves from their children's lives and, despite what some "experts" may say, they must take an active role in their children's education, said Pope Francis during his general audience Wednesday in St. Peter's Square.
"It's time for fathers and mothers to come out of their exile -- because they have exiled themselves from their children's education -- and to fully assume again their educational role," he said.
Teaching is about giving young people, especially troublemakers, values and hope, and it is "an injustice" that today's educators are paid so poorly, Pope Francis said.
In a world where it is already difficult for kids to find a decent point of reference, they must find positive guidance from teachers, who "are able to give meaning to school, studying and culture, without reducing it all just to passing on practical knowledge," he said Saturday.