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Unique approaches to saving catholic schools

Since the early 2000s, about a quarter of the nation’s Catholic schools have closed because of recession-induced funding cuts, declining enrollment and increased operating costs. In response, the archdiocese of Philadelphia has commissioned a private foundation to manage the schools, creating the first independently run Catholic school system in the nation. Under the new management, schools are finding increasing freedom to initiate innovative curricula while still struggling to sustain their commitment to serve low-income communities. However, the need to generate more full-tuition-paying students has reduced diversity, according to correspondent Bob Faw, who prepared a 10-minute news video report for Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, a source for cutting-edge religion news reporting and analysis. The report discusses creative approaches taken in Philadelphia and elsewhere to save the ailing Catholic schools.

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