The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York will close three financially failing parish elementary schools, one in Manhattan and the others in Dutchess and Ulster Counties. Three other struggling parish schools that had been considered for closing will remain open after demonstrating in business plans that they were on the road to fiscal self-sufficiency.
Earlier stories: The head of the city's labor movement is offering to help save six cash-strapped parochial schools that the Archdiocese of New York has threatened to shutter. New York City Central Labor Council President Brian McLaughlin says he's willing to put together a group of union leaders to find a "permanent, long-term solution" to the financial woes. The six schools have a combined projected deficit of $853,000 for the school year starting in September. (New York Post)