The Archdiocese of New York says 27 Catholic schools that received heavy subsidies due to declining enrollment will close at the end of the current academic year, the Associated Press reports. The archdiocese said Tuesday on its website the closures of 26 elementary schools and one high school will affect 3,700 students. Thirteen of the schools are in New York City. The others are in counties north of the city. Last fall the archdiocese released a list of 32 at-risk schools. Four were saved; the decision on one was postponed…

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