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Student Reports Knife Shown at New Bedford Bus Stop

An alert New Bedford Public School student was quick to phone police this morning while waiting for the school bus.

According to Superintendent Pia Durkin's spokesperson, Jonathan Carvalho, police responded to the bus stop in the area of Sawyer and Reynolds Streets after the student reported an adult showing a knife at the stop

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FBI Says Mass Shootings On the Increase

A new report by the FBI reveals that mass shootings are on the rise. The study says mass shootings have consistently increased over the past 14 years, resulting in nearly 200 people killed in 160 incidents

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City Council Wants Answers On School Issues

The City Council is demanding answers from the School Committee.

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Board of Selectmen Make Strides in Potential Sale of Schools

What is a town supposed to do with two vacant schools that are both over 100 years old?

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Public Meeting to Discuss Sale of Rogers and Oxford Schools

The sale of Rogers and Oxford Schools is still being worked out by the Fairhaven Board of Selectmen.

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Selectmen Make No Decision On Sale Of Schools

The fate of the Rogers and Oxford schools in Fairhaven is still unknown.

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Mitchell Says Immigrant Children Will Affect Local Schools

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell realizes the potential problems the "border crisis" along the Texas/Mexico border poses to cities like New Bedford.

Mitchell's primary concern lies within the education system, and says accomodations are already being made to make room for students whose primary language is not English

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Report: Mass. Schools Not Producing Enough Skilled Workers

A Massachusetts business group is calling for changes in the state's education system in light of a report that shows more than two-thirds of the state's employers report difficulty hiring appropriately skilled employees

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Massachusetts School Finger Prints Employees

Pittsfield schools have signed up to be among the first in the state to take part in a fingerprinting process and national criminal database check for school employees.

A state law passed last year requires most school employees to be fingerprinted and go through more detailed criminal background checks

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NBEA Leader Welcomes Council Involvement

The New Bedford teachers union president says he welcomes the City Council's involvement in school department affairs.

Responding to a Standard Times editorial letter, Lou St. John says over the last several years, the Council may have lost trust in the School Committee after having to appropriate extra funds to the schools from the city-side of government in order to make up a multi-million dollar deficit

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