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School named after Liberal Lion

The Health Careers Academy on the campus of Northeastern University was renamed yesterday as the Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers: A Horace Mann Public Charter School.

“We thank Mayor Menino, the city of Boston and the students, faculty, and administration of the school for associating Ted’s name with such extraordinary spirit, accomplishments, and commitment to learning,” Victoria Reggie Kennedy said in a statement. “He would be proud of this honor and pleased that it reflects three of his greatest passions — educational opportunity for all, the improvement of public health, and the best of his beloved city of Boston.”

Since 2003, every senior at the school has earned his or her competency determination, passing all MCAS tests required for graduation.

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