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Acushnet and Fairhaven Considering Combining School Districts

FAIRHAVEN - The towns of Fairhaven and Acushnet are exploring the possibility of regionalizing their school districts.

Fairhaven Superintendent Dr...

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Supt. Durkin Intends to Fully Complete Current Contract

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Public School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she intends on completing her three-year contract with the city.

There had been questions whether Dr...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

Mitchell Pushes for More State Funding for New Bedford Schools

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has taken issue with Governor Charlie Baker's latest recommendation for state aid to local schools.

The Governor recommended increasing Chapter 70 funding by just 2...

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Durkin Says Changes to Federal Education Law Will Benefit New Bedford

New Bedford Schools Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is praising the move away from the No Child Left Behind Act.

This fall, the federal education law will be replaced with the new Every Student Succeeds Act, which puts an emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity in addition to test scores and graduation rates...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Improvements to City Roads, Schools and Public Safety Top Priorities for Mitchell

NEW BEDFORD - Mayor Jon Mitchell highlighted a number of accomplishments through the city's Capital Improvement Program while giving an update of the program at the Hillman Street Complex Tuesday. 

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Jim Phillips TSM

New Law Would Require Defibrillators in Massachusetts Schools

The Massachusetts legislature passed a long-gestating bill earlier this week that, if signed into law, will require schools to have Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, in school and at all school-sponsored athletic events...

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Five Star Companies CEO David Cabral, middle, speaking to Supt. Pia Durkin (L) and Ma Sec. of Education Jim Peyser. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Five Star Companies CEO David Cabral, middle, speaking to Supt. Pia Durkin (L) and Ma Sec. of Education Jim Peyser. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Five Southcoast Companies Join MA STEM@Work Program

Massachusetts Secretary of Education Jim Peyser visited New Bedford Monday to announce five Southcoast companies have signed on to participate in MA STEM@Workto engage high school students in the career fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

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On-Line K-12 Schools Offer Quality Education, Huge Savings [Poll]

They are sprouting up like zucchini in the garden. You can find on-line K-12 government and private schools. Government on-line schools don't have a tuition, the majority are Common Core affiliated and exist nationwide...

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor Mitchell Discusses Lead In City Schools

Lead levels remain a major concern in Massachusetts schools after the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection says it has tested water at 450 school buildings as part of a statewide effort to eliminate lead from their drinking water.

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Bishop Edgar da Cunha presents Final Report by the diocesan task force on Catholic education. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Bishop Edgar da Cunha presents Final Report by the diocesan task force on Catholic education. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Report on Catholic Education in Fall River Diocese Seeks to Strengthen Schools

After a year and a half of research and study, the Diocese of Fall River Task Force on Catholic Education has released its final report which was presented by Bishop Edgar da Cunha Friday at Holy Trinity School in Fall River.

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