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School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral responds to questions, along with Council Pres. Linda Morad / Jim Phillips TSM
School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral responds to questions, along with Council Pres. Linda Morad / Jim Phillips TSM

School Committee And City Council Begin Dialogue

Members of the New Bedford School Committee and City Council are finally talking to each other.

It happened Wednesday night during a meeting at the Downtown library, organized by City Council President Linda Morad and School Committee Vice-Chair Josh Amaral...

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When It Comes To Refusing Standardized Tests, Should Students Have Rights? [Poll]

The tallies are unofficial, but we are getting a better idea on how New Bedford School Committee members feel about affirming free speech as a fundamental right for members in the educational atmosphere...

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Opt Out New Bedford-Brian’s Beat Commentary [Video]

Two New Bedford School Committee members are working on a resolution to allow students along with their families the right to opt out of high stakes tests, like MCAS and PARCC...

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If Amherst-Pelham Can Opt-Out, New Bedford Should Be Able to Refuse

A quaint gathering at the downtown New Bedford library, A UMass-Dartmouth Education Professor delivering much more than promised. Dr. Ricardo Rosa bringing to light a release, last week, by the Amherst-Pelham School District...

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walkthetown, Flickr
walkthetown, Flickr

Council, School Committee to Meet in Joint Session to Discuss Discipline Concerns

New Bedford's City Council and School Committee will conduct a rare joint session meeting next month to discuss rising concerns over discipline issues in schools.

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Jon Faria/TSM
Jon Faria/TSM

New Bedford School Committee Supports Cap On Charter Schools

With numerous efforts in recent years to remove the cap set on charter schools in Massachusetts, New Bedford School Committee member Josh Amaral wants to make sure that doesn't happen...

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YouTube

School Committee Approves Contract Extension For Durkin

The New Bedford School Committee has voted to approve a three year contract extension and a pay hike for Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin.

The vote took place late Monday night, with the Committee voting 6-0 in favor...

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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee
Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

Amaral And School Committee Prep for Budget Workshop

The newest member of the New Bedford School Committee says he's looking forward to his first budget workshop session Wednesday night at Keith Middle School...

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TSM

Josh Amaral for School Committee on “Mid-Day Live”

In the first of a series of "Meet and Greets" on WBSM, Josh Amaral joined me for an hour of discussion.

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