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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

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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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

City Council Wants Answers On School Issues

The City Council is demanding answers from the School Committee.

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