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Accelerated Learning Programs Announced for Keith Middle School

City and school officials announced a new program of advanced courses to be launched at one of New Bedford's middle schools this fall during a brief ceremony at Carney Academy Wednesday morning. 

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New Bedford Supt. Durkin Says “No Cover-Up” in Her Administration

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is defending her administration after comments regarding student behavioral issues in public schools...

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Jon Faria/ TSM

Tablets And Full Day Fridays Among 2017 School Budget Highlights

 

Next year's freshmen at New Bedford High School will have new gadgets to look forward to.

At Monday's meeting, the School Committee approved a $126 million school budget for 2017, about $7.7 mi...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

City Officials Announce Details of New Teachers’ Union Contract

City and school officials announced the details of a new four-year collective bargaining agreement between the city and the New Bedford Educators Association Monday morning outside Carney Academy. 

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NB School Committee Emphasizes Technology In FY17 School Budget

Technology took the forefront of Monday night's New Bedford school budget discussion.

Out of the $7.7 million expected to be added to the district's budget for 2017, $300,000 will be included for technology replacement...

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Would You Consider Striking on PAARC Testing Day?

According to a Standard Times, the schools Superintendent believes New Bedford parents, teachers and students "need to embrace" Parcc testing or feel the pain courtesy of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...

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Jon Faria/TSM

Parents And Teachers Speak Out On Problems At Keith Middle School

Frustrations boiled over at Monday's New Bedford School Committee Meeting as the crowd of more than 100 parents and teachers made their presence felt...

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Disruptive Problems at Keith Middle School

Could it be true, stories of out of control students at Keith Middle School in New Bedford? I've received several complaints. WBSM News Anchor Dan McCready, on Thursday,  called the school department to find out what's going on...

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Demands Action on Continuous School Discipline Issues

The New Bedford City Council are no stranger to matters of school safety, and the topic spurred over an hour of passionate discussion during Thursday night's meeting.

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Durkin Supports Bill to Continue Education in Summer Months

New Bedford Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pia Durkin, is voicing her support for legistlation that would continue education through the summer months...

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