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City’s School District Continues to Make Progress in Accelerated Improvement Plan

According to a presentation by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), New Bedford continues to turn around its school district.

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

Test Scores In City Schools Show General Progress

The results are in for the students of New Bedford Public Schools.

Supt. Pia Durkin presented the district's end-of-year testing data during Monday night's School Committee meeting, which is compared to test results gathered in the beginning of the year.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

School Dept. Makes The Grade In Community Survey Preliminary Results

The New Bedford School Department conducted its second annual Community Survey and saw over a 300% increase in participation from staff, families, and community members compared to last year's.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

Superintendent Presents Budget Proposal To Council

The City Ccouncil's final budget hearing was dedicated to Supt. Pia Durkin's FY16 proposal Thursday night.

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Tempers Flair As Two City Councilors Walk Out Of Budget Hearing

Sparks flew early during Thursday night's City Council budget hearing with the School Department.

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Parent signs posted in front of Kempton School (Jon Faria/ TSM)
Parent signs posted in front of Kempton School (Jon Faria/ TSM)

School Committee Closes Kempton School

The New Bedford School Committee unanimously voted to close Kempton Elementary School Monday night.

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Jon Faria/TSM

New Hannigan School To Feature 20-26 Student Classrooms, Family Learning Center

The closed New Bedford school who's roof collapsed in 2006 could soon become the city's best.

On Thursday, the School Committee voted to send plans for a rebuilt Hannigan Elementary School to the Massachusetts School Building Authority on Jun 11 for approval

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

New Bedford School Committee to Review Hannigan School Plans

Plans for the new John Hannigan Elementary School in New Bedford's South End will go before the School Committee Thursday night.

The original Hannigan School's roof collapsed in 2006.

School Committee member Bruce Oliveira is also on the Building Committee for the project

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TSM

Mayor Won’t Sign School Budget Provision

A law granting the City Council more control over school funding has been on the books since 1987, but had never been approved until Thursday night.

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Teachers, Councilors Agree Schools Need Better Discipline

Teachers and parents are saying there is still a serious threat of violence in New Bedford Public Schools.

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