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Complete History of America (abridged) opens in Downtown Lynn March 27

Arts After Hours (AAH) will present the comedic play Complete History of America (abridged) March 27 to April 4, 2015 at the Rantoul Black Box Theatre in LynnArts on 25 Exchange Street, Lynn. Tickets are $25 for premium seating and $20 for regular seating. For show times, ticket information, and directions please visit or…
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5 Questions: Wynonna Judd

5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy -         Wynonna is one of the most respected country artists in the music industry today. She is bringing her “Wynonna and Friends: Stories & Song” tour to the Wilbur theatre. This is a must-see show for all country fans.     SD: You…
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Don’t get your hopes up

Kmart is not opening a location on Boston Street. Dawn Marie sends this photo saying it’s part of a movie set. Anyone know which movie? A Planet Fitness is slated to open in the former Foodmaster space. (The title of this post is an example of sarcasm.)
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Massachusetts Charter School Graduation Rates 2014

Below are the graduation rates for Massachusetts charter schools in 2014. Also listed are the number of students in each charter's graduation cohort (cohorts are not the number of students who graduated but the total group of students who should have graduated from a particular school in a given year). This data takes into account students who either transfer into a school at some point during high school or transfer in. Graduation rates at charters in the state ranged from 5.5% to 100%; cohort samples ranged from 6 students to 185; the average grad rate was 75.8% and cohort size 56.   # in Cohort Graduation Rate Abby Kelly ...
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Lynn Dropout Rates 2014

Along with the graduation rate information, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education also released dropout rate statistics for districts and schools. Statewide, the percentage of students who dropped out during the 2013-14 school year was 2%; the 4-year dropout rate was 5.6%. The difference between the annual dropout rate and the 4-year statistic is that the annual rate refers to the percentage of students in any grade that dropped out in a given school year. The 4-year dropout rate is the percentage of students from a given class, or who started 9th grade for the first time in given year, that eventually dropped out 4 years later. In this case, the 4-year dropout rate refers to students in ...
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