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Scholarships

Don't boost BOOST just yet

Don't boost BOOST just yet

For Baltimore-area Catholic schools, Maryland's new BOOST program, providing a limited number of scholarships for children from low-income families to attend private schools, has been a godsend. Long struggling with declining enrollments and aging buildings, the system secured enough funding through the new Broadening Options and Opportunities for Students Today program to help 712 students attend archdiocese and independent Catholic schools — a not insignificant share of the 25,000 students the system will educate this year. Consequently, the archdiocese has now begun to plan for strategic investments to improve educational opportunities for future students rather than just...

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