“Our diocesan Department of Education worked diligently several years ago to create comprehensive academic standards. Their hard work, coupled with our faith integration model, provides our students with an exceptional academic education and formation in their faith.”
He stressed the need to “support what we have created,” while striving to improve the existing curriculum with the “best ideas available.”
Bishop Ricken noted that he hopes that the Common Core State Standards, which were created for the public schools, will help the local public school system improve. . . . ” [boldface
Wishing the best for public schools, he notes the difference. The Catholic schools are quite different places.
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