CCSE Celebrates 10 Years of Empowering Catholic Educators
Established on August 15, 2003 by Loyola University Chicago President Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. and supported by former School of Education Deans Margaret Fong Bloom and David Prasse, the Center for Catholic School Effectiveness (CCSE) has been privileged to impact Catholic education locally, nationally, and internationally. In collaboration with Catholic educators at all levels, CCSE led the development of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, published Response to Intervention in Catholic Schools, helped shape the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative, designed Open the Doors to All for the Big Shoulders Fund, partnered with the School of Education and the Office of Catholic Schools in Chicago to tailor degree programs for Catholic school principal prep, and implemented hundreds of professional development workshops and conferences tailored to meet the needs of participants working to improve their schools and increase student achievement. The CCSE tagline – Empowering Catholic Educators – captures the Center’s focus on challenging, collaborating, and partnering with teachers, school leaders, and colleagues to achieve excellence.