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New Bedford High School Graduation Rate Soars to 90% – Highest Since State Tracking Began and a 30-Point Jump in 10 Years

New Bedford High School’s 2020 four-year cohort graduation rate has increased to 90%, a historic increase that marks a nearly 30-percentage point increase since 2010, based on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) recent reporting on statewide graduation rates. New Bedford High School’s four-year cohort graduation rate of …

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Baker-Polito administration launches summer learning programs, $70 Million in funding across Massachusetts

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced the establishment of summer learning opportunities and the availability of more than $70 million in funding for school districts and community organizations to offer summer learning and recreational programs that will help students, who have been impacted by a year of remote and hybrid learning, …

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New Bedford’s Buttonwood Park Zoo presents “Preserving a Future for Polar Bears Across the Arctic”

Buttonwood Park Zoo’s Virtual “Wildlife Education Series” is holding its second installment on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 7PM. This educational program will showcase Alysa McCall, Director of Conservation Outreach, and Marissa Krouse, Program Manager for Polar Bears International (PBI). PBI is the only conservation organization solely dedicated to wild …

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Celebrate Portuguese culture with Bristol Community College’s FREE virtual World Portuguese Language Day Zoom event

This year’s exciting program will include opening remarks from Dr. Laura L. Douglas, President of Bristol Community College and Dr. Carlos Almeida, Director of LusoCentro at Bristol Community College, and remarks by Dr. Shelley Pires, Consul of Portugal in New Bedford; Dr. João Caixinha, Coordinator for Portuguese Language Programs and …

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