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More Indiana STEM Students Earn College- and Career-Readiness through AP-TIP IN

October 08, 2015Bill Schmitt

The Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program for Indiana (AP-TIP IN), administered by Notre Dame's Institute for Educational Initiatives since 2012, issued its annual report showing major gains in college- and career-readiness in STEM-related studies among students in Indiana's 30 public high schools that participated in the program as of last spring.  Read More

Spencer Foundation Funds Major Research on School Choice in Indiana; CREO Studies Achievement Gains for Diverse Schools

October 05, 2015Bill Schmitt


Indiana’s school choice program is one of the largest in the United States. Until now, little has been known about how this initiative to increase parents’ educational options for their children is affecting either the schools or the students.




The Spencer Foundation has announced a $1 million grant for a three-year study by the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Research on Educational Opportunity (CREO) that will examine a range of those effects. This ground-breaking initiative uses data allowing comparisons among traditional public, charter, and private schools.


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Alliance for Catholic Education Honored with Seton Award

October 02, 2015Bill Schmitt


The University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) will be recognized by the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award on Monday (Oct. 5) at a gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of the award in Washington, D.C. The award celebrates individuals and organizations that have shown a lifelong devotion to serving the nation’s youth through the apostolate of Catholic education.

“Catholic schools have for more than a century distinguished themselves as indispensable vessels of transformative grace in the lives of our students and families,” Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., Hackett Family Director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives and founder ofACE, said. “It is truly a blessing to share in this important work of the Gospel.” Read More