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January 31st begins Catholic Schools Week in the United States.  Our theme across all states is, “Catholic Schools: Faith. Excellence. Service.”    The mission of our school signals our daily focus:   Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Elementary School, united in Christ and guided by the spirit of our Blessed Mother, is rooted in the Gospel message of love and acceptance.  In educating the whole person, "Mind, Body, and Spirit", we transform each student through the power of faith and knowledge, inspiring each to bring Christ to the world. In celebrating Cat...

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Arlington, VA – On October 30, 2019 the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card, released its findings for math and reading for grades 4 and 8. NAEP is considered the most consistent measure of U.S. student achievement over time. While most of the nation is facing tough questions on assessment scores in decline for public schools, Catholic school scores continue to trend higher. “The NAEP results prove what the families of nearly 1.8 million Catholic school students already know,” said Dr. Thomas Burnford, NCEA President/CEO, “that Cath...

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