What I Hope for my Daughter: Eyes to See

Abby De GrootThe CACE Roundtable6 Comments

Mother and daughter looking at sunset with hope.

Diagnosis In 2019, when my daughter Reese was in kindergarten, she was suddenly and unexpectedly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on a Friday in March. We spent the weekend in a local children’s hospital, discharged on Sunday with an expensive pharmacy bill and a very rough understanding of how to replicate the work of our daughter’s now defunct pancreas.  On … Read More

When Parents Choose, Kids Win!

Matthew H. LeeThe CACE Roundtable1 Comment

Parents have always had a vested interest in their children’s education. Public policy should fiercely defend the right of parents to choose an education for their children because parental choice in education is in the best interest of their children. Parental preference is a powerful predictor of student outcomes. When parents choose, kids win!

Steward Leadership and Christian Schools

Paul NealThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

As one considers a relationship between Steward leadership and experience within an organization, there seems to be a connection. Steward leadership approaches to decision-making is evidenced in the way school leaders operate with their leadership team and in leadership team meetings.

Celebrate and Imagine #10: Flourishing Together in Community – Dr. Lynn Swaner

Dan BeerensCelebrate and Imagine, The CACE Roundtable2 Comments

Dr. Lynn Swaner has done unprecedented and comprehensive research on flourishing in Christian education. In this speech, she made strong connections between the “Big Story” and student flourishing. She discovered three aspects of spiritual formation happening in Christian schools that highly correlated with Christian school alumni continuing to walk with God: community engagement, Christ-like teachers, and responsiveness to special needs. She gave encouraging examples of how she has seen these aspects practiced in our schools.

Sabbath-keeping in Christian Schools

Matthew H. LeeThe CACE Roundtable1 Comment

Communities in which members profess faith in God should affirm human dignity in part by prioritizing Sabbath rest. Along with our churches, Christian schools should be among the communities in which the freedom of Sabbath rest is proclaimed.

Tailwinds and Headwinds in Christian Education

Mary ScottThe CACE Roundtable3 Comments

In aviation, business, and ministry headwinds can increase costs, require more energy, and lengthen the time it takes to reach your goals. Tailwind conditions, on the other hand, can propel your ministry and help move it forward more quickly than expected. Skills at navigating both tailwinds and headwinds are necessary in ministry. Applying these concepts to Christian education is the topic of this article.

Celebrate and Imagine #8: Schools Embodying a Transforming Vision: Missional, Dynamic, Deeper, and Global, 2010-Present (Part 1)

Dan BeerensCelebrate and Imagine, The CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

It is a risk to try new things, to move in new directions, to love that deeply. But we have reached a time in history where by not innovating we are running a greater risk than staying our current course.  Dan Beerens and Erik Ellefsen, MindShift: Catalyzing Change in Christian Education  Since the financial crisis of 2007-2008, Christian schooling in … Read More