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Education

APCU launches leadership development institute

During Jeff Arnold’s seven years as executive director of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities 52 of the APCU’s 54 member schools have replaced their president. On average, presidents leave APCU institutions every four and half years.

Fulfilling Pittsburgh’s promise

The numbers put up by The Pittsburgh Promise over the last 13 years are astounding: to date, the organization has funded higher education for 10,635 students, helping them attend 142 institutions by raising more than $160 million in scholarships. Students are awarded $5,000 in scholarships annually for their four years of post-secondary education, with a series of support systems in place to make sure they’re grounded even as they study toward securing a credential.

To market, to market!

Although God’s house may be no place for vendors, that’s not to say that there’s no room for God in the marketplace.

Homework for the teachers

During his engaging mini-plenary Friday, the Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka gave educators attending the annual event of the Association of Partners in Christian Education in Chicago a homework assignment: memorize Isaiah 50:4 and recite it to the folks back home if they ask what you learned at the “Circle of Faith” event of the organization formerly known as the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators.

APCE honors a trio of educators

The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) honored three longtime educators during its annual conference being held in-person and online from Chicago.

Reaching for the stars

For Sarah Valentina Hernandez Solache, the colorful city of Zitácuaro in the Mexican state of Michoacán — where millions of Monarch butterflies bathe the fields and forests in a sea of orange during their annual migration — was, and always will be, home.

Forums slated for Black Millennials

The African American Intercultural Congregational Support ministry announces its inaugural “Black Millennials and the Church” forum. The online event is now scheduled for 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Nov. 10.