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PAWTUCKET â€” Although the official data hasnâ€™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 â€śtransformationâ€ť 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 â€śtransformation modelâ€ť 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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