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New Bedford Students Receive Backpacks, Positive Messages

Students at Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School and Renaissance Community School for the Arts were treated to a surprise Bag Drop Rally Tuesday afternoon through a partnership between Darn It!, Inc. and State Bags. 

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Report Finds GNB Voc-Tech School Climate ‘Generally Good’

A recent study on the school climate of Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School was presented to the school committee Tuesday evening.

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New Bedford Making Strides To Improve Education [POLL]

The New Bedford School District is taking positive steps to improve the quality of education locally. An agreement ratified by the School Committee and the teachers union to extend school hours and expand the curriculum for elementary school kids is a great step forward...

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Jon Faria/ TSM

Tablets And Full Day Fridays Among 2017 School Budget Highlights

 

Next year's freshmen at New Bedford High School will have new gadgets to look forward to.

At Monday's meeting, the School Committee approved a $126 million school budget for 2017, about $7.7 mi...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

City Officials Announce Details of New Teachers’ Union Contract

City and school officials announced the details of a new four-year collective bargaining agreement between the city and the New Bedford Educators Association Monday morning outside Carney Academy. 

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No To City and Town Residency Laws [Video]

Just say no to feel good residency laws. They work like this. If you work for a city/town government, the city/town by-law forces you to move into said city/town...

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Bruce Rose, president New Bedford chapter of NAACP, speaks during community rally at Buttonwood Park | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Bruce Rose, president New Bedford chapter of NAACP, speaks during community rally at Buttonwood Park | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Students, Community Hold Second Demonstration in Support of Ousted Counselor

Following a peaceful demonstration outside Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech High School Friday, students and community members gathered at Buttonwood Park Saturday morning for a community rally demanding change and accountability at the north end school.

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What I Learned In Haiti About The Value Of Education

Too many take education for granted, grousing about the cost and not appreciating it's worth.  Education is at the core of everything that is important to the future of our children and of our community...

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New Bedford Man Awarded $300K in Catholic Teacher Sex Abuse Suit

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) _ A Massachusetts jury has awarded $300,000 to a man who said his sixth-grade Catholic school teacher in Massachusetts sexually assaulted him in the mid-1980s when he was 10...

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Jon Faria/TSM

School Committee Votes To Not Send Test Opt-Out Information To Parents

While New Bedford students won't be forced to take MCAS or PARCC tests, they also won't be told they can opt out.

At Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee voted to not send parents information about their right to refuse standardized testing for their child...

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