The Post said the prevalence of home-schooling in Howard is particularly striking because of the high scores routinely achieved by area public-school students on state tests. Thanks to cooperative efforts by parents, the paper said “today's home-schoolers [also] have just as many opportunities to make friends as do children who attend traditional schools.”
Digest Moves Off-Campus
The Digest is the largest paid-circulation Catholic magazine in the United States with 401,413 recipients. Included in the deal with Bayer, which is owned by the Congregation of the Augustinians of the Assumption, is the 50,000-circulation God's Word Today. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
They are asking the high court to overturn a federal appeals-court ruling that declared the program unconstitutional because it allowed parents to chose to spend a portion of their tax dollars to pay tuition at parochial schools.
Comfortable With God
The Times was not able to find a single other student who objected to the message. “It's not a real issue,” said a student. “The majority of students believe the sign should be up.”
Where the Boys Are Too
The decision followed a six-month, $250,000 study into the future viability of Catholic colleges for women, which Chestnut Hill commissioned along with Rosemont College, a women's college administered by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus in nearby Rosemont, Pa.
The study found that the number of women's colleges has shrunk to 65, down from 298 in 1960, and that only 3% of today's high-school girls say they would consider attending a college exclusively for women.------- EXCERPT:
- December 2-8, 2001