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Project Dropout: New Bedford's Waterfront Economy Struggles To Compete

Dropping out of high school is a problem no matter where it happens. But it's happening more frequently in urban than suburban school districts.

In Massachusetts cities, just 63 percent of students graduate within four years — compared to more than 81 percent statewide.

In the fourth part of our radio series, we visit New Bedford, Mass.

This is an excerpt of a special Project Dropout report. To see and hear the full story, go to ProjectDropout.org.

This program aired on March 2, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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