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Archdiocese of New Orleans Announces 'Grade Level Structure' Implementation in Schools

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has announced that as part of its strategic plan for Catholic schools, elementary schools will continue through seventh grade, and high schools will include grades 8 through 12, reports the Times-Picayune. According to the archdiocese's superintendent, this will require changes in 35 of the diocese's 85 schools.

"The number one reason is for the kids, having a uniform structure establishes a graduation year at the elementary level for our kids," said Superintendent Jan Lancaster told the Times-Picayune. "The rationale is we can't sustain all these schools that serve different grades, enrollment has gone down, so we really need to look at having a uniform grade structure. "

New Orleans plans no school closures and instead is working to emphasize schools' Catholic identity.

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