Education Excellence

We suggest:

  • Christian schools should be actively working toward learning about and implementing best practices to advance their excellence.

Supporting Research

Assessing Ontario’s Pandemic School Closures and What Students Need
Joanna DeJong VanHof
March 29, 2022
Prolonged school closures has sparked debate about the intention, necessity, and efficacy of halting in-person education as an effective policy tool.
A Good Fit
Catherine Pakaluk , Nicholas Swanson
December 13, 2021
In this report we describe the first study that has assessed the value of a religious “good fit” in education. Using US data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97), the study estimated a religious match effect, which is the difference in standardized test scores for students paired to schools of their same religion, after controlling for other variables.
Funding All Students
David Hunt, Anointing Momoh, Deani Van Pelt
September 15, 2021
This study presents the hypothetical economic costs of funding Ontario’s independent schools, if the province were to fully fund the sector or apply any of the existing partial-funding models in Canada.

Explorations

Rozema Awards Celebrate Excellent Educators
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Convivium
June 15, 2018
Most teachers want their students to be excellent. But what does that mean? Convivium is proud to share videos created to learn more about the invaluable work of the winners and nominees of the 2018 John Rozema Teacher Excellence Awards.
Leading Courageously, Renewing Hope: Converge 2022
March 8, 2022
Imagine a room full of over 1,200 Christian education leaders from around the world? Now, imagine this near a beach in sunny Southern California in early March? Cardus and eleven other organizations across the globe will descend on San Diego to bring Converge 2022 to life. Join us for a week of 50+ TED talks, panels, workshops, and most especially, connecting with fellow Christian education leaders – in-person!
From Scarcity to Abundance (Pre-Conference Event)
March 8, 2022
The long-awaited Converge 2022 global summit starts the evening of March 8, 2022. This pre-conference event takes place that afternoon, immediately before and in addition to the general conference. This event is a panel discussion between Cardus senior fellows on current innovation and new trends in Christian school financial sustainability and growth.

Media Coverage

Can Ontario Public Schools Handle Teaching Religious Diversity?
Newstalk 1010
February 16, 2022
Canada’s public schools could be doing a better job teaching students about religion and belief. Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett joins host Jerry Agar to discuss a new Cardus report, Needs Improvement: How Public Schools Teach About Religion.
Why Is Cardus a Host Organization for Converge 2022?
May 25, 2021
"Education touches on one of the most complicated and intricate questions, one that involves every issue, including the deepest issues that invite humanity’s search for knowledge—issues of anthropology and psychology, religion and sociology, pedagogy and morality, in short, issues that encroach upon every branch of social life," writes David Hunt in this blog post about Converge 2022.
Hamilton high school teacher lauded for STEM work
Hamilton Spectator
April 19, 2019
Hamilton District Christian High School teacher Harry Blyleven received the John Rozema Teaching Excellence Award in the STEM category from the local faith-based think-tank Cardus. 

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