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Are Catholic Schools Dying Out?

Catholic schools are struggling these days to remain viable options for students, particularly in the inner city where they often deal with some of the most disadvantaged students around. This City Journal story chronicles the efforts of Harlem’s Rice High School and its struggle to stay afloat, along with a solid overview of Catholic schools in general as they face falling enrollment and the decline of donations. Education Week details one recent bright spot for Catholic schools, however, with a story this month on some mega-donations New York’s Catholic schools received from wealthy philanthropists.

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