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Philadelphia archdiocese turns over management of 14 schools to independent group

Catholic World News - July 16, 2013

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has turned over the management of 14 Catholic elementary schools to Independence Mission Schools, an organization whose purpose is to “provide sustainable, affordable, high-quality Catholic education to children of all faiths in under-served urban neighborhoods, through a new model of governance, funding, and accountability.”

The transition from archdiocesan management to private management while maintaining the schools’ Catholic identity is “keeping Catholic education available in the neediest areas,” said the archdiocese’s superintendent of elementary education.

Last year, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia turned over the management of 17 high schools and four special-education institutions to the Faith in the Future Foundation.

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