catholic schools

Innovative program helps retain Catholic teachers

CLEVELAND (RNS) Faced with the increasingly difficult task of recruiting and retaining quality teachers in cash-strapped Catholic schools, an innovative mentoring program pairs young teachers with mentors, roommates and financial incentives to stay in the classroom. By Gregg Brekke.

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Presbyterians to tackle gay marriage, divestment

(RNS) The Presbyterian Church (USA)'s biennial convention will revisit several thorny topics that have dominated church life for the past decade, including whether to allow same-sex blessings and whether to divest of companies that operate in Israel. By Gregg Brekke.