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The Center for Catholic Education works with local and national groups to identify and study best practices in Catholic schools and to share this information. These groups are listed below.

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

The Archdiocesan website provides a multitude of Catholic resources, directories including those for parishes and schools, information on upcoming events and job postings. Visit the Archdiocese of Cincinnati >>

Family Engagement Collaborative of the Miami Valley

This collaborative is part of the Ready Families, Ready Children Project, funded by the Better Way Foundation. Visit the Family Engagement Collaborative >>

Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders

The forum prepares UD students to become outstanding religion teachers and catechetical leaders in Catholic schools and parishes.  Students encounter regional and national leaders and move toward basic certification in religious education. Visit the Forum for Young Catechetical Leaders >>

Marianist Province of the U.S.

The Marianists’ website has a plethora of information about the history, mission, spirituality, schools, ministries, and people who make up the Marianist family. Visit the Marianists >>  

To view the Characteristics of Marianist Education, visit the Marianists Office of Education >> 

National Catholic Educational Association

This professional organization provides leadership, direction and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing and teaching mission of the Catholic Church. Members receive information ranging from upcoming conventions and meetings to public policy measures to grants and scholarships as well as access to the NCEA Job Bank. Visit the National Catholic Education Association >>

National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools

This document was created by the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago, in partnership with the Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education, Lynch School of Education, and Boston College. These standards and benchmarks give the entire Catholic community a common framework of universal characteristics of Catholic identity and agreed upon criteria for Catholic school excellence. Our Director, Susan Ferguson, was a proud contributor in this collaborative project. View the Catholic School Standards (pdf) >>

North American Center for Marianist Studies

NACMS provides resources on Marianist programs, publications, research, and a special library collection. Visit NACMS >>

University Consortium for Catholic Education
The consortium establishes and supports a collaborative cadre of primarily Catholic colleges and universities as they design and implement graduate-level teaching service programs to support Catholic education in kindergarten through grade 12 in the United States. Visit the University Consortium for Catholic Education >>