CEPAL Forms Research Partnership with Catholic Diocese of San Diego
SOLES' Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) has partnered with Bishop Cirilo Flores and the Catholic Diocese of San Diego to develop a better understanding of the current state of the local diocesan school system. This study centers on examining the challenges that local Catholic schools currently face in relation to national trends in Catholic schools of declining enrollments and school closures. In addition, this research focuses on locating the foundational pieces of the schools that can be sustained and developed from in the future. In order to accomplish this, CEPAL researchers will survey and interview stakeholders in the school system from across the Diocese. The findings from this study will be used in the development of future plans and strategies to strengthen the Diocese of San Diego school system.