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Second Letter Threatening Schools Sent To Rhode Island Cities

The mayors of Cranston, Johnston and Warwick say Johnston has received a letter threatening schools, the second time in as many weeks.

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Offers Plan For Accelerated Improvement In NB Schools

The Superintendent of Schools is laying out a plan for accelerated improvement in New Bedford schools.

Dr. Pia Durkin told the School Committee Monday night, the plan includes principals providing leadership by coaching teachers, and teachers focusing on core instruction and working together

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Photo by Chris Arsenault / TSM
Photo by Chris Arsenault / TSM

Candidates Spar Over Paying For Southcoast Rail

Both Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley say they support the SouthCoast Rail Project, but they differ on how to pay for the estimated $2 billion project.

During a debate Friday at UMass Dartmouth, Democrat Coakley expressed her support for a plan approved by Gov

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Sex is A Big Deal, The Talk is Not

Do you remember an instance when mom or dad sat you down to discuss the birds and the bees? Well studies show that "the talk" is not as embarrassing as it used to be. That dreaded convo has become a casual chat among teens and parents

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Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Planning Begins For New Library In North Dartmouth

What's the future of the North Dartmouth Library? That's what officials in Dartmouth are trying to figure out.

The current library on Tucker Road has been deemed too small to carry out some of the programs already offered at the Southworth Library

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Police Back At RI Schools Following Mailed Threat

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A police presence will resume at schools in in Cranston, Johnston and Warwick a week after police in Johnston said they received an anonymous letter threatening physical harm to elementary school children.

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New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Security At NBHS In The Spotlight

School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is announcing plans to improve security at New Bedford High School.

Durkin says the city has received $6.5 million from the Mass. School Building Authority to address security and technology issues

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee

Supt. Durkin Issues Report On Keith Alarm

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin had little new information to share Thursday night with the School Committee about the alarm failure earlier this year at Keith Middle School.

The school was the scene of a break-in two months ago, and two adults and 11 juveniles were charged with vandalizing the building

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Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Chester Encouraged By Visit To New Bedford

Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says he's encouraged by what he saw Thursday in New Bedford's underperforming schools.

Chester visited both the Parker School and New Bedford High School

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Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Michele Furtado / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Fairhaven Woman Brings Fight Against Common Core To New Bedford

When state Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester drove up to the Parker School in New Bedford Thursday morning, he was greeted by Michelle Furtado of Fairhaven, a staunch opponent of the Common Core education standards in Mass

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