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Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.
Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.

Superintendent Durkin Details Graduation and Dropout Rates

 

Though the City is not on par with statewide rates, New Bedford's graduation and dropout numbers at the high school level are improving.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the report released by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows the graduation level at the high school has climbed to 63% for the 2012-13 school year, up nearly five percentage points from the year before.

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New Bedford High Graduation Tonight Cancelled Due To Weather [UPDATE]

New Bedford High School's graduation excercies may be put on hold for tonight due to the rain. 458 seniors are scheduled to receive their diplomas outside at Walsh Field at 7 pm.

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New Bedford High School Night Program Graduates

The Bronspiegel Auditorium at New Bedford High School was packed Tuesday night, as the Evening School held commencement exercises.

138 students were part of the Class of 2013, the 50th in the night program's history

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New Bedford Area and Southcoast Graduation Schedule [UPDATE]

June 4, Tuesday, New Bedford Evening School 7 pm

June 5, Weds..New Bedford Voke Tech  6 pm inside Janiak Field House

June 6, Thursday, Bristol County Aggie 6 pm

June 8, Saturday, Wareham High School  1 pm

June 9, Sunday, Old Rochester Regional High School, 1 pm

June 13, Thursday, Dartmouth High  7 pm

June 13, Thurs, New Bedford High  7 pm Walsh Field

June 15, Saturday, Westport High School 11:30 am

June 22, Saturday, Mass Maritime Acadamy, 10 am

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List of New Bedford Area Southcoast 2013 High School Graduations

Do you have a person graduating from High School this year, or maybe need to find one to crash? We have a the complete list of graduation events for you to check out.

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Watch Oprah Winfrey’s Harvard Commencement Speech

The Harvard class of 2013 got a treat when their commencement speaker was none other than talk show legend Oprah Winfrey.

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UMass Dartmouth Holds Graduation After Weeks of Dsitractions

Under grey skies, some 13-hundred students received undergraduate degrees during commencement ceremonies Sunday at UMass Dartmouth.

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UMass Dartmouth Graduation Takes Place This Weekend

Families attending this weekend's UMass Dartmouth graduation will see increased police presence and restrictions on what can be carried into the amphitheater as officials grapple with security in the wake of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's connection to the Boston Marathon bombings.

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Sea Lab Celebrates 44th Graduation [AUDIO]

New Bedford's acclaimed Sea Lab Program held its 44th Graduation Ceremony on Friday.  The program runs for six-weeks during the summer, providing marine science and related instruction and activities.

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