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Catholic Schools: The Power of Mission

Catholic Schools: The Power of Mission

Almost every organization today operates with a statement of mission. Does that mean mission serves the same purpose in every organization? Is the purpose of mission the same if an organization operates as a nonprofit versus a for-profit entity? What should a mission statement look like? Are there definitive guidelines for how to write a statement of mission? How long should a statement of mission be? Should the mission statement be memorized by a community? How often should a mission…

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How Cool is That?

How Cool is That?

Mary J. Foley is a Managing Director at Christian Brothers Services and works with the Catholic School Management and Mission Advancement divisions. She is a proud product of Catholic education – from grade school to graduate school — and her reflection on the benefits of Catholic education, How Cool is That?, has been shared with schools across the country.  “How cool is that?” This sentiment, pondered by a typical student today might refer to anything from the latest iPad version to…

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School’s Out! Read Up!

School’s Out! Read Up!

Looking for fresh ideas and topical, research-driven information regarding Catholic school administration? Subscribe to the Catholic School Management Letter (CSML), a free resource aimed at providing insight and best practices to further enhance and assist you in your role in education. After 40 years on a paid subscription basis, the CSML is now provided as a free tool sent straight to your inbox. CSML is written by experienced professionals, specializing in Catholic school planning, strategy and leadership. Each issue is…

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