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School Dept. Makes The Grade In Community Survey Preliminary Results

The New Bedford School Department conducted its second annual Community Survey and saw over a 300% increase in participation from staff, families, and community members compared to last year's.

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Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images
Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images

New Bedford Teachers Claim Assaults Happen Regularly

A group of teachers claim things are not what they seem in the New Bedford School District.

This year, unlike last year, few reports have surfaced this year about teachers being assaulted by students

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TSM

Teachers, Councilors Agree Schools Need Better Discipline

Teachers and parents are saying there is still a serious threat of violence in New Bedford Public Schools.

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New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Council President: Still Ongoing Violence In New Bedford Public Schools

The New Bedford City Council hopes to hear from public school teachers Thursday night, concerning disciplinary issues within the schools.

Councillor-At-Large Brian Gomes says he still hears about troubling behavior from students within the high school and middle schools, and wants to get to the bottom of it, "Every day we hear of incidents

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta at her campaign kickoff event in February.

Mayoral Candidate Giesta Opens Campaign Headquarters

New Bedford mayoral candidate Maria Giesta opened up her campaign headquarters at 290 Union St Saturday afternoon.

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Dan McCready/TSM

School Committee Member Discusses FY16 Budget

The New Bedford School Committee recently approved a budget of $120.4 million for the upcoming school year with a six to one vote.

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Parent signs posted in front of Kempton School (Jon Faria/ TSM)
Parent signs posted in front of Kempton School (Jon Faria/ TSM)

Parents Meet With Officials Again Over Kempton School Closing

Things got heated during another meeting between parents and New Bedford school officials at Kempton School Tuesday evening.

Parents voiced their frustrations about the elementary school closing and students being moved to Rodman School

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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

School Committee Discusses FY16 Budget

Working up to a final budget proposal for FY 16, the New Bedford School Committee met Monday afternoon to discuss how to get to that final proposal.

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New Bedford Schools Survey

New Bedford Public Schools wants to hear from students, staff, parents, and other community members.

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Purchases Bike Racks Thanks To SERPEDD Grant

The City of New Bedford continues to do all it can to promote bicycle usage in the city.

Thanks to a $20,000 grant from a regional planning agency, SERPEDD, the city has purchased 163 new bike racks

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