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NBHS Seniors Speak Out Against ABC 6 Segment

ABC 6's segment on violence in New Bedford High School has motivated some students to speak out. Seniors Eldric Abreu, Jesse Almeida, and Tito Fernandes, Jr., appeared on WBSM's "Mid-Day Live", accentuating the positive aspects they've experienced at the high school

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Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.
Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.

Superintendent Durkin Details Graduation and Dropout Rates

 

Though the City is not on par with statewide rates, New Bedford's graduation and dropout numbers at the high school level are improving.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the report released by the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education shows the graduation level at the high school has climbed to 63% for the 2012-13 school year, up nearly five percentage points from the year before.

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Mayor and Union Leader Continue to Clash Over Turnaround Plan

Mayor Jon Mitchell maintains he sees and understands the frustrations of teachers as the "turnaround plan" at New Bedford High School is implemented.

Mitchell authored an op-ed piece published in We

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Teacher Rally Calls for Halt of Turnaround Plan

Several hundred people gathered outside City Hall Friday, in support of the teachers at New Bedford High School.

New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John addressed the large crowd, saying Superintendent Dr

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mayor Understands Teachers’ Frustrations as Rally is Planned

Those standing in support of the teachers at New Bedford High School are planning a rally this Friday at City Hall. The supporters are responding to the implementation of a turnaround plan at the underperforming school, that calls for the replacement of at least 50% of the staff

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SouthCoast HS Football Playoffs: Week 1 Preview

It feels a little weird typing this just 24 hours before trick-or-treaters will start banging on the door, but the high school football postseason begins this Friday for six SouthCoast teams.

Apponequet, Old Rochester, New Bedford, GNB Voc-Tech, Dartmouth and Bishop Stang are all in, and will all see quarterfinal playoff action this Friday night

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New Bedford Stakeholders Discuss High School’s Problems

With New Bedford High School's level four status, the state education department calls for several actions, one of them being a Local Stakeholders Group.

The thirteen-person panel met last night to understand their role of interpreting data, and coming up with recommendations for Superintendent Dr

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SouthCoast HS Football Week 6 Results: ORR Takes Control

Old Rochester took control of the South Coast Conference “A” Division with a big 35-28 victory over Dighton-Rehoboth. Sophomore Darien Dumond scored the go-ahead touchdown with just under five minutes remaining, and the Bulldogs (5-0) held on for their first win over the Falcons since 2008.
Nolan Bergeron had 36 yards on 10 carries and sc

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New Bedford High Marching Band Beaming With Pride After Win

The New Bedford High marching band seems to be putting itself back on the map as they won Division 3 at the 28th annual competition Sunday afternoon. "Everyone just put in all the energy they had for their home crowd." said senior Ashely Souza.

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Pigskin Preview: What To Expect in Suthcoast High School Football Week 3

We’ve got a solid slate of high school football on tap for this weekend across the SouthCoast. Bishop Stang and Old Colony are both enjoying bye weeks, but the rest of the area teams will face some stiff competition.

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