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NATION IN BRIEF : MASSACHUSETTS : Budget Cuts May Hurt High Schools

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Officials of the New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges have warned more than 40 high schools that they may lose their accreditation. They declined to name the schools. The officials blamed the region’s economic woes, which have brought budget cutbacks that have cut programs, slashed staffs and left buildings and equipment in neglect. College applicants from some New England high schools are already at a disadvantage because of the loss of advanced placement and honors courses and extracurricular activities that admissions counselors find important.


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