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High school grad rates on rise

January 16, 2014

PAWTUCKET — Although the official data hasn’t been released yet from the state, Schools Superintendent Deborah Cylke says the graduation rates at both Shea and Tolman high schools have improved dramatically under the state-imposed “transformation” plan.

Three years ago, Shea and Tolman high schools were both put under state intervention for having graduation rates that were below 60 percent for three consecutive years. The “transformation model” was put into effect, which required the hiring of new principals and the implementation of a multitude of other programs, services and professional development designed to retain students and help them graduate.

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