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Dartmouth Discourages Use of “R”-Word

The Dartmouth School District will be making a concerted effort to remove a word from the vocabulary of the students.

The Town Select Board Monday night went on record in support of the "End the R-Word" movement, which discourages the use of the words "retard" and "retarded"

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Credit: Old Rochester Regional School District
Credit: Old Rochester Regional School District

Roof Concerns Lead To School Cancellation

There will be no school on Monday for students at Old Rochester Regional Junior High School and Senior High School after officials became concerned that a section of the building's roof may have been compromised.

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City Council Look To Address Long-Time Traffic Issues At Schools

Street congestion around city schools has been a serious issue for years. The City Council discussed some ways to alleviate some of those problems during Thursday's meeting.

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

New Bedford School’s Community Conversation

The first of three scheduled community conversations took place last night at New Bedford's Roosevelt Middle School.

Parents and community members were invited to attend and take part in the discussion regarding the improving school system

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Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

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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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

New Bedford Teachers Ratify Contract With City

The New Bedford Educators Association has ratified a contract between the City and the teachers.

Union members met for about an hour at Keith Middle School Tuesday afternoon, to hear union leaders present a tentative contract that had been negotiated over the past several weeks

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Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Alaskan Junior High Students Visiting New Bedford

24 junior high schoolers from way up north will be visiting New Bedford this weekend.

On Saturday, students, their parents, and teachers from the Anchor Lutheran Shool in Anchorage, Alaska will spend four hours in the Whaling City soaking up the culture

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Teenager Robbed On Her Way To School

A teenager on her way to school in New Bedford was robbed Thursday morning.

New Bedford Police say the 15-year-old girl was walking to her bus stop on Rounds Street between Union and Arnold Streets when a man stepped out of a parked van and approached the girl from behind

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Should School Start Later For Teenagers?

Doctors say middle school and high school classes should not start before 8:30 a.m.

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Charges To Be Filed In Keith Middle School Vandalism

Two adults and eleven juveniles will be charged in connection with the break-in and vandalism at the Keith Middle School.
The school department identified the two adults as 18-year-old Roger Abreau and 20-year-old Aires Ross of New Bedford

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