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National Standards for Catholic Schools

Friday, Mar. 15, 2013

 Lorraine Ozar, founding director of the Loyola University Center for Catholic School Effectiveness, met today with local Catholic school educators about the first National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, developed by her center in collaboration with the Roche Center for Catholic Education (Boston College) and the National Catholic Educational Association. This landmark document offers critical school effectiveness standards to more than 7,000 schools across the country. 

The Ethics Center's Character Education Program offers curriculum, which integrates ethics and the language arts, tied to these national standards.  Ozar is a 35-year veteran in the field of education as both a teacher and administrator.  She was the recipient of the 2010 F. Sadlier Dinger Award for distinguished leadership and outstanding contributions to Catholic education, and the 2011 NCEA C. Albert Koob award, which recognizes individuals who have greatly impacted the national standard of Catholic education.