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Many Massachusetts Vokes Have Waiting Lists

A study has found that many vocational and technical high schools in Massachusetts have long waiting lists for students seeking admission at a time when well-paying jobs are going unfilled for lack of skilled labor

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Mitchell Says Immigrant Children Will Affect Local Schools

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell realizes the potential problems the "border crisis" along the Texas/Mexico border poses to cities like New Bedford.

Mitchell's primary concern lies within the education system, and says accomodations are already being made to make room for students whose primary language is not English

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Dartmouth Taps Shea As Interim Superintendent

Michael Shea, the former Voc-Tech superintendent and interim New Bedford superintendent, has been asked to temporarily manage Dartmouth's school system. The Standard-Times reports that the Dartmouth School Committee voted 3-1 to ask Shea to manage the district after Superintendent Ana Riley leaves for a post in Portsmouth, Rhode Island

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Officials take part in ground breaking ceremony at Whaling Museum
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Officials take part in ground breaking ceremony at Whaling Museum

Ground Broken At Site Of Whaling Museum Addition

The construction of the Whaling Museum's newest addition is officially underway.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Attorney General Martha Coakley takes questions from local business owners.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Attorney General Martha Coakley takes questions from local business owners.

Attorney General Talks About Education

The Attorney General was in town Friday to speak about the major effects on our local economy.

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Boston Globe/Getty Images

Report: Mass. Schools Not Producing Enough Skilled Workers

A Massachusetts business group is calling for changes in the state's education system in light of a report that shows more than two-thirds of the state's employers report difficulty hiring appropriately skilled employees

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Getty Images - Gov. Deval Patrick

Gov. Patrick Delivers $36 Billion Budget To State Lawmakers

Gov. Deval Patrick is delivering his final $36.4 billion state budget plan to Beacon Hill lawmakers, which proposes increasing spending by 4.9 percent over the current fiscal year.
 
    Patrick said the 2015 fiscal year spending plan expands early education, helps close the achievement gap in schools, ensures affordable health care, and addresses youth and urban violence.
 

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St. John Did Mitchell “A Favor” By Not Allowing Him to Speak at Teacher’s Rally

New Bedford Educators Association president Lou St. John called into "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" to discuss the decision not to allow Mayor Jon Mitchell to speak at Friday's teacher rally on the steps of New Bedford City Hall

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Joseph Lopes Unanimous Choice As City Council President

 

The New Bedford City Council has unanimously elected Ward Six Councilor Joseph Lopes as the new Council Presdient for 2014.

In his acceptance speech, Lopes said he was honored to be chosen as president.....

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TSM - Martha Coakley in New Bedford
TSM - Martha Coakley in New Bedford

“Candidate” Coakley Visits New Bedford

 

Attorney General Martha Coakley says she's running for Governor of the Commonwealth in 2014.

During a stop in New Bedford on Tuesday, Coakley said she was focusing on education and the economy.

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