Local Catholic educators invited to conference on school choice

Author: Carol C. Bradley

Remick Leadership Conference

Public funding issues for Catholic schools, especially in light of Indiana’s new “school choice” law on vouchers and tax credits, will be explained at the Remick Leadership Conference, “Sustaining Catholic Schools: The Public Funding Question.” Local principals and teachers are invited free of charge.

Notre Dame Law School professor Nicole Stelle Garnett will speak at the fourth annual Remick Leadership Conference on Friday, July 8.

The conference, which will also feature the innovative research of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, is scheduled from 9 am to noon in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on campus. The Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program, preparing the next generation of Catholic school principals, is part of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).

An open format for the conference allows attendees to come and go during the morning. Besides Garnett’s keynote address at 11:15 a.m., teachers and principals working on their certification and graduate degree will present their research projects dealing with pressing issues in the future of Catholic K-12 education.

It’s also an opportunity to network with local and national leaders in Catholic schools while borrowing a few ideas to implement in one’s own local classroom. For more information, contact Bill Schmitt, Alliance for Catholic Education, 631-3893.