IntroductionWelcome to the newest issue of the Journal of Catholic Education. In this issue we include a set of top notch open submission essays, as well as a Focus Section, organized by Dr. Quentin Wodon, on the "value add" of Catholic schools, beyond academic achievement and faith formation. We Editors hope you are edified by this research, and encourage submission of your own research in the future.
Last but far from least, we would like to acknowledge the outstanding work of our entire copy editing team, led by Kate Kennedy, and particularly Elaina DiCorpo who made extensive and essential contributions to the final production of this issue. Many thanks to all of you!
Relationship between Course Placement Criteria and Mathematics Achievement in an All-Boys Catholic School
Daniel J. McCue
Effects of Instructor Accent on Undergraduate Evaluations and Learning at a Catholic College
Aubrey Scheopner Torres, Kevin Doran, Chih-Chien Huang, and Elizabeth Rickenbach
Understanding Leadership for Adaptive Change in Catholic Schools: A Complexity Perspective
Andrew F. Miller, Anna Noble, and Patrick McQuillan
A Phenomenology of the Job-Related Experiences of Early Career Catholic Elementary School Principals
Sarah K. Kerins and Lucinda Spaulding
Views of Catholic Middle School Students on Handling Peer Aggression
Ishita Khemka, Linda Hickson, and Lina Gilic
Beyond Academic Performance and Faith Formation: A Focus Section on Values and the Future of Catholic Schools in the United States
On the Catholic Identity of Students and Schools: Value Propositions for Catholic Education
Daniel Lapsley and Katheryn Kelley
Heterogeneity in Parental Priorities for What Children Should Learn in Schools and Potential Implications for the Future of Catholic Schools
The School to Family Pipeline: What Do Religious, Private, and Public Schooling Have to Do with Family Formation?
Patrick J. Wolf, Albert Cheng, Wendy Wang, and W. Bradford Wilcox