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
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.
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.
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
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
For our athletic programs, there is little evidence about who we are, what we do, why we do it, and for whom do we do it—questions that a school’s mission statement should answer. Helping schools tell the story of why high school sports are mission-centric is why CACE developed the Coaching for Transformation framework.
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