The 2020-2021 school year in New Bedford is one that students, teachers and administrators won't soon forget.

Students and teachers spent much of the year learning via Zoom, a challenge for sure. Superintendent Thomas Anderson says students and teachers, along with parents, met that challenge over the last school year.

In particular, New Bedford High School continued to restore its reputation as a successful place of learning.

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This week on Townsquare Sunday, Anderson talked about solid improvements in the graduation rate at New Bedford High School and the success of its top students.

The superintendent also explained his decision to have a Boston-based consulting firm review the performance of School Resource Officers in New Bedford, and discussed the recently-approved school budget for the school year that begins in September.

Superintendent Anderson's interview can be heard here:

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Check Out the Best-Selling Album From the Year You Graduated High School

Do you remember the top album from the year you graduated high school? Stacker analyzed Billboard data to determine just that, looking at the best-selling album from every year going all the way back to 1956. Sales data is included only from 1992 onward when Nielsen's SoundScan began gathering computerized figures.

Going in chronological order from 1956 to 2020, we present the best-selling album from the year you graduated high school.

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