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Chicago Archdiocese to Shut 23 Catholic Schools

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Chicago Archdiocese to Shut 23 Catholic Schools

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Chicago Archdiocese to Shut 23 Catholic Schools

Chicago Archdiocese to Shut 23 Catholic Schools

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NPR's David Schaper reports on plans by the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese to close 23 schools in the city and surrounding suburbs at the end of this school year. The closings could displace more than 4,000 students, mostly in poor and minority neighborhoods.

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