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More Schools Will Remain Open On Good Friday

A trend is forming that is keeping more and more public schools open on Good Friday.

Old Rochester Regional Public Schools has decided for the first time to open schools this Good Friday.

Meanwhile, across the Rhode Island border, a problem is developing in Cranston, where over 200 teachers and 40 assistants in Cranston are requesting Good Friday off. The Superintendent  is thinking of canceling school.

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Ambassador Robert Sherman / TSM
Ambassador Robert Sherman / TSM

U.S. Ambassador To Portugal Visits UMass Dartmouth

The U.S. Ambassador to Portugal made a stop at UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday.

Robert Sherman was appointed Ambassador about a year ago. He told a crowd of about 100 students and faculty members assembled in the Claire T

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Jon Faria/ TSM

Bonny Gifford Named Dartmouth Superintendent

Dartmouth's search for a new superintendent is finally over.

Last night, the school committee unanimously voted Bonny Gifford 5-0 to be the district's next leader.

Gifford, a longtime Westport resident, was the acting superintendent for Falmouth Public Schools

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V-O-T-E

Far Reaching Importance Of Local Elections

The national news media is concentrating on the presidential election. While highly important, it's your local, day-to-day life that will be affected to a large extent by your local office holders

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New Bedford School Department’s Career Fair Draws A Crowd

Teachers from outside the New Bedford School District were invited to Keith Middle School Saturday to see what it's like to teach in the city and submit applications during a career fair. 

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Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images
Photo by Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images

Charter School Debate Comes To Southcoast

Several speakers discussed the future of charter schools during a forum held Friday at the UMass School of Law in Dartmouth.

Professor Preston Greene of the University of Connecticut was one of the presenters

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Teachers Career Fair Is Saturday

The New Bedford School District is inviting teachers to submit applications during a Career Fair Saturday at Keith Middle School.

Spokesman Jonathan Carvalho says the district is looking for teachers who want to be in New Bedford

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Photo By RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

Innovative Grant Program For NB Teachers Announced

Two local foundations are making up to $25,000 available to help New Bedford educators create special activities for students involving science, math and technology or the arts.

The program was announced Friday at the Sea Lab Building in the South End

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Dan McCready/TSM

Scholarships Available From The Friendly Sons Of Saint Patrick

High school seniors who need money for college can get some help from The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick

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Matt Walsh, Pamela Duphily, Edison Cruz, Edward Rogers and Aaron Hubley see benefits of SMILES mentoring program
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Create SMILES Through Mentoring [VIDEOS]

Area residents are working hard to build a rapport with local children in an effort to keep them in school through a program called SMILES (SouthCoast Mentoring Initiative for Learning, Education and Service).

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