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Show and Tell

Showcasing student work- We are all too familiar with the hallway bulletin board. At the beginning of the year, we are eager to use new board paper and patterned border trims, but as the year goes by, we are inclined not to switch backgrounds, or use colorful...

MathBowl 2017 Reflection

When I first began working at CTN, the MathBowl was entering its second year.  I thought the idea that the whole Diocese was invited to participate in this math competition was a wonderful way to engage students.  I was proven correct and over the last few years I...

EdCity Features Technology

EducationCity has six modules, including Technology. This module helps you introduce essential technology skills to your kindergarten-5th grade students. By joining computing twins, Chip and Meg, on their latest EducationCity adventure, students will learn not only...

Let’s Talk

On Tuesday evening, I sat with my family and watched the season finale of “This is Us”. This hit television show has captured my heart as well as millions of viewers.  We started watching the show after hearing so much about it from friends and family. I...

Paper Books vs. eBooks

Will ebooks replace paper books?   Not yet,  according to Scholastic statistics published in  2015.  Based on the survey, 65% of children aged 6-17 prefer to read in print.  eBooks have not been completely adopted by schools either.  According to a 2015 School Library...

Black History and CTN Services

Black history and culture is such a part of the American fabric — and the school curriculum — that it’s difficult to imagine a time when that wasn’t so. Established as Negro History Week in the 1920s by Carter G. Woodson, February was chosen...