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Josh Amaral for School Committee on “Mid-Day Live”

In the first of a series of "Meet and Greets" on WBSM, Josh Amaral joined me for an hour of discussion.

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Council Restores $4 Million in School Funds

One week after making a $4 million dollar cut to School Department funding, the City Council voted unanimously Thursday to restore that money to the Fiscal Year 2014 budget.

The School Committee had asked for the restoration on Tuesday during an emergency meeting

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School Committee Asks Council to Reverse Budget Cuts

New Bedford School Committee members held an emergency meeting Tuesday to discuss the City Council's $4 million dollar budget cut.

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Parents and students line Hathaway Road in front of the Keith Middle School before Monday's School Committee meeting to show support for the District's Fine Arts programs.
Parents and students line Hathaway Road in front of the Keith Middle School before Monday's School Committee meeting to show support for the District's Fine Arts programs.

Rally for Arts Teachers at School Committee; 2014 Budget Discussed

Over 100 students, parents and teachers turned out to Monday's School Committee meeting to rally for New Bedford's fine arts programs.

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TSM - Community members address the School Committee

New Bedford School Committee Passes Layoff-Ridden Budget

The City Council is next in line to take a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014 New Bedford School Budget.

The School Committee passed the $109-million budget Thursday night, including the layoffs of 250 positions

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New Bedford Teachers Union President Dreading Layoffs

There are other cuts that can be made without putting teachers on the chopping block first. That's the word from New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John as the school committee weighs laying off 250 people, at least 100 of them teachers

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Marlene Pollock Defends New Bedford School Committee Amidst Deficit Talks

New Bedford School Committee member Marlene Pollock says the school department is working on becoming more transparent after bad business practices led to a multi-million dollar deficit.

Pollock appeared on WBSM's "Mid-Day Live" Friday, and says former business manager Deb Brown was largely responsible for putting the complex budgets together, and provided the School Committee with incomplete information

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Committee Takes Historic Innovation School Vote

After months of heated debate and passionate arguments for and against Innovation Schools, the New Bedford School Committee held its vote on the two proposals Monday.

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Hits Taken, Shots Fired for New Bedford Innovation Schools

Those in opposition to innovation schools in New Bedford seemed to greatly outnumber those in favor of the two proposals.

Both sides were allowed to say their peace concerning the Esperanza School of Language and Culture and the Renaissance Community School for the Arts at a public hearing Wednesday night

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School Committee Picks Next New Bedford Superintendent

New Bedford has a new superintendent, and its Dr. Pia Durkin.

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