Converge 2022: Leading Courageously, Renewing Hope

Dr. Lynn SwanerThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

Converge 2022

A global pandemic, racial tension, political upheaval, economic devastation, culture clashes, severe weather—over the past year we have lived through these and other challenges, individually and corporately, in the Christian education community worldwide. Yet at the same time, we have witnessed the nimble responses of Christian schools, the care our school communities have provided for the sick and hurting, and … Read More

More Than (Test Score) Conquerors

Matthew H. LeeThe CACE Roundtable1 Comment

As Cornelius Van Til (1979) wrote, “It is because we would have our children after us to believe this fact of the coming of the Son of God into the world to save the world, that we need the Christian school.” Christian education is essential because there is no other school sector that seeks to grow its students in the Christian faith and mold its students into the likeness of Christ.

Introducing . . . The Practicing Faith Survey!

Dan BeerensCACE News, The CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

Practicing Faith Survey

How do we know that faith is at work in our schools? How can we show the impact of Christian education in the faith practices of our students? These are the questions the Practicing Faith Survey seeks to address. PFS is a a self-administered online survey tool designed to help faith-based schools assess their impact on students’ faith formation.

Emerging from Covid-19: Addressing Student Ability

Elizabeth DombrowskiThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

Assessing Student Needs

As we emerge from the chaos that has been the Covid-19 pandemic, I am hearing a lot of messages and concern about learning loss. And with new government funding in the form of EANS funds and other Covid-19 related grants, schools are being encouraged to explore all kinds of options for addressing the ‘learning loss’ impacts of the pandemic. Leaders … Read More

Getting the Big Things Right: Priorities for School Leaders

Gary ArnoldThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

Priorities for School Leaders

Axios founder Jim VandeHei built his nimble, voracious media channel on five words: get the big things right. My mind immediately recalled VanderHei’s mantra when Drs. Smith and Lepine asked me to write a follow-up to their foundational blogpost, “Keeping a Kingdom Mindset.” How do transformational leaders get (and keep) the big things right? Big Thing #1: Posture In both … Read More

What the World Needs Now: A CDL4 Retrospective

Deeper Learning, The CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

As we reflect on the 4th annual Deeper Learning gathering of Christian/faith-based schools, we are grateful for the “real work for real people” being done all around the world. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, there are around 32,000 faith-based schools just in the United States, educating more than 3 million students. We rejoice in being part of … Read More