Church Educational System

The Church Educational System (CES) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) consists of several institutions that provide religious and secular education for both Latter-day Saint and non–Latter-day Saint elementary, secondary, and post-secondary students and adult learners. Approximately 700,000 individuals were enrolled in CES programs in 143 countries in 2011. CES courses of study are separate and distinct from religious instruction provided through wards (local congregations). Kim B. Clark, a member of the First Quorum of Seventy, has been the Commissioner of the Church Educational System since August 1, 2015.

Seminaries and Institutes of Religion


Religious education programs designed for secondary students are called seminaries. These are programs of religious education for youth aged 14–18 that accompany the students' secular education. In areas with large concentrations of Latter-day Saints, such as in and around the Mormon Corridor in the United States, and some places in Alberta, Canada, instruction is offered on a released time basis during the normal school day in meetinghouses, or facilities built specifically for seminary programs, adjacent to public schools. Released-time seminary classes are generally taught by full-time employees. In areas with smaller LDS populations early-morning or home-study seminary programs are offered. Early-morning seminary classes are held daily before the normal school day in private homes or in meetinghouses and are taught by volunteer teachers. Home-study seminary classes are offered where geographic dispersion of students is so great that it is not feasible to meet on a daily basis. Home-study seminary students study daily, but meet only once a week as a class. Home-study classes are usually held in connection with weekly youth fellowship activities on a weekday evening.

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New PNPA graduates to be deployed in rural areas

Manila Bulletin 29 Oct 2020
Newly graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) should be assigned in far-flung communities and other areas in the provinces instead of having the first taste of being a police officer in the comfort of urban areas ... since this was already taught in the Academy....

Burlington's Community Police Academy hears from traffic division

Burlington Times-News 29 Oct 2020
Have you ever wondered how the radar guns work that police officers use to monitor for speeding? This was one of the many topics addressed last week at the Community Police Academy as participants heard from the traffic division of the Burlington Police Department ... Burlington Community Police Academy focuses on evidence collection, storage....

Wednesday's Scores

Citrus County Chronicle 29 Oct 2020
Burlington Area=. Bellows Free Academy of Fairfax 28, Rice Memorial 26. Rutland Area= ... Johnsbury Area= ... Johnsbury Academy 34, Lyndon ......

Department of Local Affairs Allocates $8 Million for Affordable Housing During COVID Pandemic

Pagosa Daily Post 29 Oct 2020
Plainsview will be open to families with incomes between 30 and 60 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI.) ... for construction of 201 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments for a development in Colorado Springs called Academy Heights. A new Amazon facility planned for the area will add around 1,000 jobs to the area....

Case Western Reserve University selects Eric W. Kaler as new president

Cleveland 29 Oct 2020
He is also a member and fellow of several academies including the National Academy of Engineering. The $18 million program helped to fund research areas that aligned with industry needs and statewide challenges ... Initially, Kaler didn’t want to leave the area after stepping down as president in 2019 ... “There is a tremendous fit,” Kaler said ... Disclaimer ... ....

Had great conversation on sports: Raina after meeting Rijiju

Yahoo Daily News 29 Oct 2020
Earlier this month, Raina had met Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, to discuss the initiative to set up sports academies to train young cricketers from far-flung areas of the Union Territory....

Fostering Hope expands services for foster kids

Muskogee Phoenix 29 Oct 2020
Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday ... The 1,800-square-foot facility features a bathing area with a bathtub, hair washing sink, washer and dryer ... Fostering Hope House's respite space features a children's play area which features an easel, blocks, puzzles and other toys....

Head teacher warns of fear felt by 'depressed' students studying for exams

Manchester Evening News 29 Oct 2020
Burnage Academy for Boys deputy head Helen Carter says children studying for exams in areas with high levels of coronavirus don’t have a “level playing field” ... ....

Deputies support Glendening

The Hawk Eye 29 Oct 2020
Over the past 20 years Sgt. Kevin Glendening has gained the experience required of our next Sheriff. Sgt. Glendening has been an Iowa Law Enforcement Academy certified instructor in several areas and provides continued training to all the deputies at the sheriff’s office. Sgt ... Sgt ... Outside of the office, Sgt ... Sgt ... Sgt ... Sgt ... Sgt ... Mr ... In March of 1994 Mr....

New Data at EADV 2020 Confirm Taltz® (ixekizumab) Demonstrates Sustained Long-Term Efficacy in Patients with ...

The Courier Times 29 Oct 2020
Notably, Lilly will share results from the extension period of UNCOVER-3 demonstrating five-year sustained efficacy of Taltz in patients with psoriasis in treating challenging body areas, such as the scalp, nails, palms and soles....

The Stroller, Oct. 29, 2020: Events in the Alle-Kiski Valley

Pittsburgh Tribune Review 29 Oct 2020
Leechburg Area Museum is closed for the season ... Oakmont Carnegie Library invites residents to visit its outdoor garden area on the Allegheny River Blvd ... Apollo Area Historical Society has canceled all programs for the rest of the year ... The annual Saxonburg Holiday Parade sponsored by the Saxonburg Area Business Association is canceled....

Lots of coronavirus cases in your county? Here’s why schools might still be open

Pioneer Press 29 Oct 2020
Some districts may also have mitigation strategies that allow them to safely provide in-person instruction, she said. PARENTS PUSH BACK ... North St ... SCHOOL OUTBREAKS ... Francis High School, Washington Elementary (Mankato), MACCRAY Senior High (Clara City), North Branch Area Education Center, St. Thomas Academy (Mendota Heights), Benilde – St ... Photos ... ....

Lincoln University program might help recruit Black officers

Maryville Daily Forum 28 Oct 2020
That’s one of the first things Police Chief Gary Hill will be asking recruits in training at the new police academy opening early next year at Lincoln University in Jefferson City ... This will be Missouri’s 20th police academy, but the first ever at any historically Black college or university in the country....