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Teacher Sheryl Ashley at Saint Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, Neb. helped Saint Augustine kids make a 60% improvement in reading scores in three years.
Sister Donna Banfield, a Sister of the Blessed Sacrament, “raises the expectations” at Notre Dame Academy in Savannah, Georgia, where she currently serves as principal:
” ‘…As predominately students of color, they must be prepared for life’s challenges, whether they arise inside or outside the classroom, Banfield said candidly.
“ ‘I know our children will be judged harsher than some, so they need to understand that now,’ she said. ‘I want them not going into [high] school not being prepared and looked upon as not quite able to make the grade.’
“That attitude isn’t all that surprising considering the New Jersey native is a member of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, a religious order of nuns founded by Saint Katherine Drexel, who was devoted to improving the lives of black and Native Americans.” -Savannah Morning News, June 10, 2013