Endowments, alumni connection urged to help struggling Catholic schools

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April 8, 2015

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Kindergartener at All Saints Academy in St. Cloud. Photo by Paul Middlestaedt

ORLANDO, Fla. (CNS) — Young parents with financial struggles coupled with underdeveloped endowment, fundraising and alumni infrastructure at Catholic elementary schools may help explain why the primary schools are not faring as well as Catholic secondary schools nationwide.

That was the opinion of a panel of Catholic education experts convened April 7 by the National Catholic Educational Association during a review of the organization’s 2014-2015 annual statistical report on schools, enrollment and staffing.

The conversation took place during a news briefing at the annual NCEA convention held April 7-9 at the Orange County Convention Center.

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