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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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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor: City Welcomes Education Commissioner’s Input

The state's Commissioner of Education is visiting New Bedford on Thursday, stopping at two of the city's underperforming schools for meetings with teachers, administrators and parents.

Mitchell Chester will start his day visiting classroom at the Parker Elementary School, which the state has designated as a level five school or chronically underperforming

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

No School Committee Members Come To City Council Meeting

There were no School Committee members present during a meeting of the City Council's Finance Committee Thursday night.

The Finance Committee invited the School Committee to discuss an appropriation of  $12

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Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell / Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell Defends School Committee Letter

Mayor Jon Mitchell says the operational and policy issues facing the New Bedford School Committee are not the business of the City Council.

The School Committee wrote the Council a letter this week, asking Councilors to respect the school board's boundaries

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

City Council Wants Answers On School Issues

The City Council is demanding answers from the School Committee.

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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee
Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

School Committee Hears Results Of Community Survey

The New Bedford School Department's first online community survey attracted 900 responses from parents, staff members, students and other interested parties. Results of the survey were presented to the School Committee last night

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Mitchell delivering FY15 budget proposal to city council.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Mayor Mitchell delivering FY15 budget proposal to city council.

Mayor Presents FY15 City Budget

Mayor Jon Mitchell presented his proposed budget to the City Council Wednesday night.

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)

Supt. Durkin Responds To Union Vote

Superintendent Pia Durkin says a recent vote questioning her ability to lead is nothing personal.

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