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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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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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Bullying at New Bedford Schools [Video]

Can you believe that a 4th grader bit a school official? That what one parent tells Brian's Beat on the Educational Focus. Worst, according to Jennifer Duarte and Janele Goldman, acts of violence by this 4th grader have been on-going, and that school principals and administrators were slower than molasses in resolving the issue...

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A Local Stake Holder Has Had It With Durkin

One Local Stake Holder tells Brian about some of the recommendations, and her feelings about New Bedford Schools Superintendent Pia Durkin's dinner plans...

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Superintendent: Hay-Mac Teachers “Won’t Lose Their Position”

With the Hayden-McFadden school's new turnaround plan coming together, New Bedford Superintendent Pia Durkin says no one will lose their job during the re-application process, except for performance reasons...

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Who Really Controls New Bedford Government Schools?

New Bedford School Committee man Chris Cotter comes in to the Brian's Beat studio. The hot topic is the lack of control New Bedford residents, taxpayers, families and the elected school committee have over their schools

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City Council Questions School Department Practices

Ward 6 Councilor Joe Lopes is hoping to get a better understanding about what's currently going on in New Bedford Public Schools.

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School Nurse Sarah Firth checks out jackets to be given to needy students / Jim Phillips TSM
School Nurse Sarah Firth checks out jackets to be given to needy students / Jim Phillips TSM

NBEA Collects Winter Clothes And School Supplies For Needy Students

Members of the New Bedford Educators Association are donating more than $5,3000 worth of coats, winter clothing, educational supplies and hygiene products to needy children in all city schools...

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