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Keith Middle School Principal Paula Bailey speaks on the middle school redesign plans. Jon Faria/TSM
Keith Middle School Principal Paula Bailey speaks on the middle school redesign plans. Jon Faria/TSM

Teachers Lead NB Middle School Redesign

After previous middle school redesign plans in New Bedford failed to gain teacher support, district officials are putting the teachers in charge...

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[Richard] NB Students Deserve More Options

Options for New Bedford school children are limited and we've done it to ourselves by buying into the lame brain notion that every child should go to college...

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Durkin Says Changes to Federal Education Law Will Benefit New Bedford

New Bedford Schools Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is praising the move away from the No Child Left Behind Act.

This fall, the federal education law will be replaced with the new Every Student Succeeds Act, which puts an emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity in addition to test scores and graduation rates...

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New Bedford Middle Schools to Undergo Redistricting

New Bedford schools will undergo a three-year redistricting plan for middle school students beginning next fall, Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin told WBSM News...

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Jon Faria/TSM

NB School Committee Looking Into Middle School Redesign

With New Bedford Middle Schools still seeing little progress, school officials will consider making big changes.

At Monday's School Committee meeting, John D'Auria, a member of a non-profit professional development group called Teachers21, presented his findings on New Bedford's potential benefit to adopting Innovation Zones in middle schools...

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Speakers from Your Future, Your Decision program at Taunton High School featuring U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz (second from right).
Speakers from Your Future, Your Decision program at Taunton High School featuring U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz (second from right).

Taunton 7th Graders Receive Lesson on Good Decision Making

Over 650 Taunton 7th graders gathered in the Taunton High School auditorium for a presentation about how decision making effects their futures Wednesday through a partnership between the U.S. Attorney's Office, Taunton Public Schools and the Bristol County District Attorney's Office. 

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Dartmouth Town Meeting Rejects Waterfront Park

Town Meeting members in Dartmouth have shot down a plan to create a waterfront recreational park in the town. The plan was voted down by a 111-94 margin at Tuesday's Town Meeting...

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New Roof, Waterfront Park Big Items for Dartmouth Town Meeting

Town Meeting members in Dartmouth will gather Tuesday morning for the annual spring meeting. One of the issues is over their heads, literally...

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Ad Hoc Committee on Student Climate discuss Success Centers / Jon Faria TSM
Ad Hoc Committee on Student Climate discuss Success Centers / Jon Faria TSM

NBPS Officials Say Student Success Centers Helping With Behavior Issues

School officials say Student Success Centers in New Bedford middle schools are helping get to the root of behavior issues.

On Thursday afternoon, the Ad Hoc Committee on student climate met with New Bedford Public School Wraparound Manager William Dilaney to discuss the disciplinary system...

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Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Forms Sub-Committee to Investigate Discipline Issues at Keith

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he has formed a sub-committee of the New Bedford School Committee that will explore complaints over discipline issues in the school system...

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