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Catholic Schools Week Celebrates The Rich Tradition Of Catholic Education

Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It begins the last Sunday in January, which in 2020 is Sunday, Jan. 26, and runs through Saturday, Feb. 4. The...

Social And Emotional Learning

Renewed interest in SEL validates the advantages of parochial school “Everything old is new again.” When Peter Allen wrote this song in 1974 he certainly had an idea about the cyclical nature of life, but I wonder...

Getting To Know Catholic Schools On Long Island

Long Island is home to 42 beautiful Catholic elementary schools. Thirty eight of the schools are run by the Diocese of Rockville Centre while four are private Catholic elementary schools. All of the elementary schools...

Why Do Parents Choose Catholic School For Their Children?

While everyone has their own reasons, a number of significant themes are identified when you speak to parents about why they selected a Catholic elementary school for their children: 1 Catholic elementary school offers an education...

If A College Degree Counts, Catholic Schools Deliver

According to a January 2014 report released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), students graduating from Catholic high schools were nearly twice as likely as their public school counterparts to receive their college...



The Front Hall Closet: The Only Essentials You Need To Store For Fall

Where is the one room in your house that alludes you? Is it the spare bedroom that has become a storage hold for clothes...

Remembering Yankees Co-Owner Hank Steinbrenner

Hank Steinbrenner, co-chairperson and general partner of the New York Yankees, died on April 14 at the age of 63.

Healthy Living—Full Issue—April 12, 2017

Senator Berman Reflects On Her Fallen Foes

How is it possible no major media outlet requested an interview with a woman who lost her state Senate seat to Dean Skelos and...

Long Island Living Column By Paul DiSclafani Archive

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