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New Bedford Schools ’16 Budget: ELL Programs A Priority

New Bedford superintendent Pia Durkin has high expectations for the next school year.

At last night's school committee meeting she presented the preliminary 2016 Fiscal Year Budget, requesting $125,771,768

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Photo via Geographically Yours
Photo via Geographically Yours

Wareham Annual Town Election Results

Wareham voters re-elected a Selectman, filled two seats on the School Committee, and finalized the formation of the Sewer Commission in Tuesday's Annual Town Election.

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bparent, panoramio

Dartmouth Election Results In New And Old Faces In Town Government

Dartmouth Town Government will have both new and old faces after Tuesday's Annual Town Election.

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New Dartmouth Superintendent Bonny Gifford
New Dartmouth Superintendent Bonny Gifford

Gifford Looking Forward To New Job In Dartmouth

The new school Superintendent in Dartmouth says she's looking forward to working in a town she knows well.

The Dartmouth School Committee on Monday voted unanimously to hire Bonny Gifford of Westport to lead the school system

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

More Southcoast Snow Days Could Mean Shorter Summer Vacation

Should Southcoast school districts consider doing away with scheduled vacation times?

With districts like New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven already exhausting their five built-in snow days, students will likely spend extra days in the classroom into late June

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Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images
Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images

School Committee OK’s New Teacher’s Union Contract

After being ratified by the city officials and the New Bedford Educators Association last week, the School Committee made their decision to approve the union's one year contract extension Monday night.

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

State Presents Mid-Year Update To Parker Turnaround Plan

When Parker School was designated a Level 5 school, it may have caused some concern for parents in that district. A mid-year update on the school's turnaround plan shows those concerns were quickly addressed.

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Schools Update Discipline Policies

New state-wide suspension policies were outlined during Monday night's School Committee meeting.

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

School Committee Appoints Interim Special Ed Director

In light of recent issues in the Special Education Department, the New Bedford School Committee appointed an Interim Executive Director to take charge.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

City Council Questions School Committee Spending [AUDIO]

The New Bedford City Council wants to know how the School Committee is spending its money.

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