Education Excellence

We suggest:

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

Supporting Research

Collective Leadership
Jonathan Eckert
January 25, 2023
How can Christian schools thrive in a time when pandemic and polarization are causing school leaders and teachers to burn out? Jonathan Eckert, a Cardus Senior Fellow and education professor at Baylor University, suggests collective leadership offers a model that can sustainably bring out the best in any school's teaching team.
Future Ready
Lynn E. Swaner, Jonathan Eckert, Erik Ellefsen, Matthew H. Lee
January 3, 2023
The research in this book traces the stories of 11 Christian schools and networks that have adopted completely new mindsets to keep their schools sustainable.
Naturally Diverse
David Hunt, Joanna DeJong VanHof, Jenisa Los
November 22, 2022
Ontario is seeing explosive growth in independent schools. The number of independent schools has grown by 52% since 2013-14. These schools now educate more than 154,000 students. Naturally Diverse categorizes these schools to better understand which needs and communities they serve. 

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

Four Ways to Improve K-12 Education in Alberta
Edmonton Journal
September 8, 2022
Let's broaden the debate about making education better for everyone in Alberta. Michael Van Pelt, President & CEO of Cardus, and Andreae Sennyah, Cardus Director of Policy, write in the Edmonton Journal to offer four creative suggestions for improving K-12 education in the province.
Are Schools an Essential Service?
The Epoch Times
July 27, 2022
“We could view schools as an essential service, so that it wouldn’t be necessary to shut them down in future pandemic crises, or any type of crisis, really … similar to the ways that hospitals stay open,” Joanna DeJong VanHof, a Cardus researcher, told the Epoch Times.
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.

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