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Boston Foundation aids Catholic schools

December 24, 2010

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A Catholic elementary school with campuses in Dorchester and Mattapan was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Boston Foundation, the Campaign for Catholic Schools announced yesterday. Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy will use the grant to build teacher capacity, aiming to improve student literacy in reading, writing, and mathematics by providing teachers with proper training and tools. The academy serves more than 1,300 students over its four campuses, about 30 percent of all Catholic elementary students in Boston, according to the Campaign for Catholic Schools. The campaign was established to raise private funds to make systemic changes and implement a model of superior Catholic education that can be sustained and replicated.