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Help With MCAS Testing For Local Students

Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, or MCAS, is a sore subject for many people. Some educators have expressed frustration with the pressure placed on them to prepare students for exams, often taking over the curriculum. Students don't particularly care for any standardized test, let alone one that could make or break your high school career. And parents, they might feel helpless when it comes to helping their kid prepare for the MCAS testing.

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

Community Conversations Postponed

Concerns about impending snowfall have lead to the postponement of two upcoming Community Conversation meetings.

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UMD/gettyimage

UMass Names Presidential Search Committee

University of Massachusetts trustees have named a 21-member search committee to find a new president for the five-campus system.

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Teachers Absent From New Bedford High School

Roughly 30 teachers were absent from New Bedford High School on Tuesday.

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iStockphoto

City On A Hill Charter School Holds Information Session

City on a Hill Charter Public School held an informational session Saturday morning to give parents a look at what the school and its programs are like.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Students and parents receiving a tour of the NBHS gymnasium during Wednesday's Open House.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Students and parents receiving a tour of the NBHS gymnasium during Wednesday's Open House.

NBHS Open House Draws A Crowd

Middle school graduation is right around the corner, and New Bedford High School is showing off what it has to offer.

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Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images
Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images

School Committee OK’s New Teacher’s Union Contract

After being ratified by the city officials and the New Bedford Educators Association last week, the School Committee made their decision to approve the union's one year contract extension Monday night.

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

State Presents Mid-Year Update To Parker Turnaround Plan

When Parker School was designated a Level 5 school, it may have caused some concern for parents in that district. A mid-year update on the school's turnaround plan shows those concerns were quickly addressed.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Governor-elect Charlie Baker Pays A Visit To The Whaling City

With just weeks until Inauguration Day, Governor-elect Charlie Baker paid a visit to New Bedford Wednesday on his tour across the Commonwealth.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Matt Malone speaking at UMass Dartmouth
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Matt Malone speaking at UMass Dartmouth

Secretary of Education Shares Thoughts on Education In Commonwealth

Massachusetts Secretary of Education, Matt Malone, visited the UMass Dartmouth campus Tuesday to discuss his views of education in the State.

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