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New Bedford School Department Announces School Bus Schedule

The New Bedford School Department has released its bus schedule for the 2015-2016 school year. You can access it on the link below.

Spokesman Jonathan Carvalho tells WBSM News, the bus schedule is a vital resource for students and parents

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Janet Milkman / Photo from Marion Institute
Janet Milkman / Photo from Marion Institute

New Director Takes Over At Marion Institute

The Marion Institute, an organization that focuses on sustainability issues, has a new Executive Director.

Janet Milkman began her new job on Monday, after working in the Philadelphia area for 18 years as head of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council

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Photo by George Jurasek
Photo by George Jurasek

New Bedford Schools To Close On Thursday

The Superintendent of the New Bedford School District says school has been canceled on Thursday because of extreme cold temperatures.

Temperatures are expected to drop to near zero tonight and early Thursday

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Offers Plan For Accelerated Improvement In NB Schools

The Superintendent of Schools is laying out a plan for accelerated improvement in New Bedford schools.

Dr. Pia Durkin told the School Committee Monday night, the plan includes principals providing leadership by coaching teachers, and teachers focusing on core instruction and working together

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee

Supt. Durkin Issues Report On Keith Alarm

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin had little new information to share Thursday night with the School Committee about the alarm failure earlier this year at Keith Middle School.

The school was the scene of a break-in two months ago, and two adults and 11 juveniles were charged with vandalizing the building

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TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Superintendent Says District Prepared for New Year

School is set to begin Tuesday and Superintendent Pia Durkin says the district is ready to take on a challenging academic year. With two struggling elementary schools and other difficulties, Durkin said it's heartening that the district's turnaround plan recently was lauded by the state

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New Bedford Teachers Told They’re Out of a Job

Speaking on WBSM's "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" program, New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John said that teachers at New Bedford High School have already begun receiving letters informing them they won't be back next year

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell during his weekly radio show on WBSM.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell during his weekly radio show on WBSM.

Mitchell: School Committee Hopes To Increase School Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the School Committee hopes to increase next year's school budget in New Bedford.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM,  the Mayor said the School Department needs to find additional dollars to meet some critical needs at the High School

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TSM -  Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet
TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet

City Councilors Want More Discipline In Schools

 

The City Council is joining the debate over violence in New Bedford Schools.

The Council approved a motion Tuesday night, asking the School Dept. for data on the number of teacher assaults in the last three months, and how many fights are being reported.

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Mass. MCAS Scores Show Many Grads Not Ready For College

Massachusetts education officials say while scores on standardized MCAS tests continue to improve, many of the state's high school graduates are not fully prepared for college level coursework.

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