Fordham Institute: Lessons learned from 10 years of pioneering blended learning

In the article, “Lessons learned from 10 years of pioneering blended learning” Seton former General Partner, Jeff Kerscher and Romero Executive Director, Emily Gilbride, discuss the lessons learned from pioneering and developing the first blended rotational learning Catholic school model in the country. They discuss their five major lessons learned after launching or assisting with blended learning programs over the course of more than ten years in over twenty-five schools. The article also announces the launch of a free blended learning resource website, blendedresources.org, where educators can find over 150 downloadable resources, including trainings, how-to guides, ready-to-use templates, and tips for using blended learning.

The Catholic Telegraph: God’s Graces are for Everyone: Catholic Identity at Corryville Catholic

The Catholic Telegraph, follows the story of a former Seton Teaching Fellow, John Kiernan, at Corryville Catholic in the article “God’s Graces are for Everyone: Catholic Identity at Corryville Catholic.” John began his ministry as a Seton Teaching Fellow (STF) in Romero Academy at Resurrection in Price Hill for the 2020-21 school year. While serving as a STF, John met Father Ethan Moore, and together, they created a new position at Corryville Catholic, Director of Catholic Identity, to bring to life Jesus’s love and share that love with the students, faculty, and staff of Corryville Catholic. John has been able to bring this love to life, sharing that “[a] Director of Catholic Identity may be the most crucial role within a Catholic school education because it ensures the love of Jesus Christ is introduced to His favorite people: the little ones, for ‘the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.’ (Lk. 18:16b). The future of Catholic education rests on the intentionality that is given to Catholic identity.”

‘We’re At The Peak Right Now’: What’s Next For NYC’s Charter School Developers

Bisnow’s article “‘We’re At The Peak Right Now’: What’s Next For NYC’s Charter School Developers” describes how charter schools are expanding their footprint in New York City, despite pandemic slowdowns. The article highlights how charter school demand is most prominent in areas with underperforming school districts and describes charter schools as an alternative school option for low-income families. The article continues to describe how charter school expansion is capped by the state Department of Education, and without a raise on the cap, charter school growth will be halted.

NJ Education Report: Murphy Administration Approves a New Public Charter School

In “BREAKING: Murphy Administration Approves a New Public Charter School,” the NJ Education Report announces that Brilla Charter School was approved as a new charter school in Paterson, NJ. The approval is long awaited and much welcomed, as described by the New Jersey State Board of Education Andrew Mulvihill; “[a]fter almost four years we finally have a new charter school approved. It’s crazy that, with 36,000 students on waitlists for charter schools that this administration— that speaks so often about equity for all —has done so little to facilitate one of the great equalizers, new charter schools.” The article goes on to describe how Brilla schools educate a diverse student demographic that is serviced by an equally diverse teacher demographic.

Bronx Times: Check out these charter schools for your child to attend in the Bronx

As parents are weighing their child’s educational options, charter schools are a high-quality, high-performing option for families. In the article, “Check out these charter schools for your child to attend in the Bronx,” the Bronx Times highlights Brilla Public Charter Schools, as an option for parents that prepare children in the classical tradition, helping them grow intellectually, socially and physically.

published on March 17, 2021

Bronx Times: Considering a Charter School for Your Kids

The Bronx Times considers Charter Schools and showcases the Brilla Public Charter Schools in the Bronx, in the article “Considering a Charter School for Your Kids.”

Vermont Catholic: Siblings hear call to serve

Two Vermont siblings have answered God’s call to be missionaries and serve others beyond the Green Mountain State, writes the Vermont Catholic in the article “Siblings hear the call to serve.” Bethany serves as a Seton Teaching Fellow in the Bronx and works with seventh- and eighth-grade students at Brilla College Prep Middle School. David is a missionary with Franciscan Volunteer Ministry in Philadelphia at St. Francis Inn.

Bronx Times: Nonprofit provides relief to south Bronx community

Santa Rita de Cascia Parish and Brilla Public Charter Schools partnered to help low-income families with weekly distributions of food, personal care items, and sanitary products, writes the Bronx Times in the article “Nonprofit provides relief to south Bronx community.” Relief was also provided to increase access to remote learning by providing internet connection and computers for students. The funding was provided by the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute (QSSI).

Education Next: In Catholic Schools, an Experiment with Blended Learning

National research director at EdChoice, Mike McShane, explores the innovative and cost-efficient teaching model of Seton’s blended learning schools in the article, “In Catholic Schools, an Experiment with Blended Learning.” He interviews Seton’s blended learning director, Emily Gilbride, to discuss the unique characteristics of the blended learning model, while exploring key learning points for other schools looking to pursue virtual, personalized teaching models.

published on November 24, 2020

Forbes: Are We Getting the Most Bang for Our Education Buck?

Forbes contributor and national research director at EdChoice, Mike McShane, looks at polling research and compares how effectively three education models use funds in the article, “Are We Getting The Most Bang For Our Education Buck?” Seton Education Partners’ blended learning work with Catholic schools is featured in the piece, noting that Seton is “growing to serve more and more students as their cost-effective models are proven to provide a solid product.”

published on September 16, 2020