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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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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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TSM - Joseph Lopes address Council following his election as Council President
TSM - Joseph Lopes address Council following his election as Council President

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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Judge Rules Yoga is Fit for Public Schools

Yoga classes will continue to be offered to students in one Southern California school district despite complaints from some parents. In what might be the first trial of its kind in the nation, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled Monday that yoga classes taught within the Encinitas Union School District don't violate any laws because they are not religious in nature

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New Bedford In Line for State Education Funding

State Senator Mark Montigny says New Bedford is in line to recieve a portion of money set aside in the state budget for an education initiative.

The senate has reserved $2.6-million for the Math and Science Initiative, which awards teachers for having students who score high marks on AP tests

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The Top High Schools in Massachusetts

U.S. News and World Report has released their list of the Best High Schools in America and they break it down state-by-state. 76 schools in Massachusetts made the rankings.

Among the many Massachusetts schools in the 2013 rankings, 24 were awarded gold medals, 30 earned silver medals and 22 received bronze medals

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Mass Gov. To Unveil Plan To Improve Education Access

Gov. Deval Patrick is unveiling a school investment plan he says will expand and improve access to education for students from birth through high school.

Patrick says the plan, which totals $550 million in its first year and increases to nearly $1 billion annually over the next four years, will help ensure a high-knowledge, well-skilled workforce

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