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2022 Alexandria Award Winner: Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Scythe, written by Neal Shusterman, is the story of a world with no hunger, disease, war or misery. Having conquered death, humanity turns to scythes as the only means to keep the...

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hodgePOD 22: Year-End Compilation

Our year-end compilation of a few fun and memorable moments from this year’s conversations, as we talked all things modern education with some of the best minds—and...

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Gina Svarovsky: Education, Broadened.

From Thanksgiving family traditions like tropical turkey, secret stuffing, and pleasant pumpkin rolls, to becoming agents of change by building empathy and designing pathways...

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Will Newkirk: Education, Affirmed.

From jack-o-lantern tales and top-o-the-chart treats, to the authentic power of truth and healing in the Indigenous experience Will Newkirk, Director of the American Indian...

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Andrea Christensen: Education, Motivated.

From coffee ice cream and hoagies, submarines, or po’boys, to how designing instruction that optimizes motivation over memorization in the classroom also optimizes learning Dr....

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Matt Kloser: Education, Discovered.

From banter, bits, and doing it all for the music and the fans, to the animating power of STEM education as a force for good in the world Dr. Matt Kloser, founding director of the...

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Kate Schuenke-Lucien: Education, Accompanied.

From summertime foods, frisbees, and exploring Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, to the transformational power of finding the “secret sauce” at St. Procopius and all Catholic...

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Fr. Joe Carey: Education, Treasured.

From handmade Father’s Day gifts and the origin stories of “Cup of Joe” and FJ’s cookies, to the fine art of welcoming people on the journey and building community for all...

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Quick Reaction: Carson v. Makin and Catholic Schools Featuring Nicole Stelle Garnett and John Schoenig

Join Nicole Stelle Garnett and John Schoenig as they discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday June 20, 2022 that states can’t deny tuition to faith-based schools....

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John Staud: Education, Renewed.

From graduation trivia and Roberto Clemente, Jerome Bettis and all things Pittsburgh athletics, to leading the revitalization of Catholic schools Dr. John Staud, the executive...

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Imagine Tomorrow Today: What could we do?

Exploring the compatibility of faith and science in activating the Church to invest in child development and learning Join us for our panel discussion with Fr. Lou DelFra, CSC,...

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Nikhit D’Sa: Education, Ventured.

From St. Patrick and his feast day to five-day cricket extravaganzas and adopting a human-centered approach to research application in the lived experience of children and...

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