Megan Sweas

Writer, Editor, Student of Life



Cristo Rey model successful, but not for everyone

Education Dive interviewed Megan Sweas about Cristo Rey model of education, December 21, 2015

It also named Putting Education to Work as one of six books educators should read.

During her time as an editor at U.S. Catholic magazine, journalist Megan Sweas saw firsthand what graduates of the Cristo Rey network could accomplish. Continue reading “Cristo Rey model successful, but not for everyone”

Cristo Rey and Education Reform: Megan Sweas in conversation with Sarah Karp at Printers Row Lit Fest

I will be at Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Lit Fest on Sunday, June 7, to talk about my book about the Cristo Rey model of education. Continue reading “Cristo Rey and Education Reform: Megan Sweas in conversation with Sarah Karp at Printers Row Lit Fest”

Tucson diocese rescues schools in partnership with new Notre Dame program

Published by National Catholic Reporter, March 20, 2014

Omar Pro Montaño looked into sending his daughter to Catholic school years ago, but he couldn’t afford the then $5,200 tuition at St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Tucson.

“If I was financially set, it would have been a no-brainer,” Pro Montaño said. “I would have gone with a little less to make sure she went.”

But at that time, Pro Montaño was in school so that he could take care of his family. He is a barber and his wife is a prep cook, and money has always been tight for the family of five. Pro Montaño wants better for his kids. Amirah and her little brother, Omar, earned good grades in the public school. He and his wife keep them busy and out of trouble through sports and activities. …


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