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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - School Committee holding budget hearing at New Bedford High School
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - School Committee holding budget hearing at New Bedford High School

Budget Receives School Committee Approval

Superintendent Pia Durkin says her FY15 budget request of $116.4 million represents the beginning of the recovery of New Bedford Public Schools.

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Jim Phillips/ TSM/ Youth Day of Caring at "Share The Harvest " Farm in Dartmouth
Jim Phillips/ TSM/ Youth Day of Caring at "Share The Harvest " Farm in Dartmouth

High School Students Volunteer During Youth Day Of Caring

The United Way's Youth Day of Caring saw more than 100 high school students performing community service work at ten sites throughout the region.

The largest group, about 50, were assigned to the Dartmouth YMCA's "Share the Harvest" Farm on Gulf Road

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Jim Phillips / TSM / Christians gather at Fairhaven Town Hall For National Day of Prayer
Jim Phillips / TSM / Christians gather at Fairhaven Town Hall For National Day of Prayer

National Day Of Prayer Events Held On Southcoast

Christians gathered outside government buildings and education centers on the Southcoast Thursday, taking part in the National Day of Prayer.

In Fairhaven, about a dozen people stood on the stairs of Town Hall, singing hymns and offering prayers for national and local government leaders

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

Another Teacher Attacked By Student At NBHS

There's been another attack on a teacher at New Bedford High School.

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin tells WBSM News, an agitated female student threw an metal trash can on Tuesday, striking a female teacher

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New Bedford High School Teacher Did Nothing Wrong

The New Bedford High School teacher involved in last month's chair throwing incident has been cleared of any wrongdoing after Thursday's hearing.

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New Bedford High School Jim Phillips / TSM

Teacher’s Investigatory Meeting Postponed Again

An investigatory meeting slated for today between the headmaster of New Bedford High School and teacher Joanne Maura has once again been postponed.

The Superintendent's office says today's postponement was requested by the teacher's union

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Jim Phillips / TSM

Union President: Teacher Investigation “Outrageous”

The head of the New Bedford Educators Association says he's outraged that teacher Joanne Maura is being investigated by the school administration following an incident last month where a student threw a chair at her desk

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Discipline Continues At NBHS In Aftermath Of Chair-Throwing Incident

The discipline continues at New Bedford High School, following an incident last month where a student threw a chair at a teachers desk.

The student who threw the chair has been expelled from New Bedford High and faces criminal charges in District Court

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Chair-Throwing Student Can No Longer Attend NBHS

A New Bedford High School student, already facing criminal charges for allegedly throwing a chair at a teacher's desk, can no longer return to the high school.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin tells WBSM News, a due-process hearing was held on Friday

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Gomes Wants Punishment For Others In Classroom

City Councilor Brian Gomes says the student involved in the chair throwing incident at New Bedford High School should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

And Gomes says other students who were in the classroom, laughing and cheering on the student, should be punished as well

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