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New Bedford Teachers Welcomed By Local Community Organizations

The Buttonwood Park Zoo was filled with more than just animals Tuesday evening.

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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

Over 30 New Bedford Teachers Have Resigned This Month

Nearly three dozen New Bedford Public School teachers have resigned during the month of August.

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Over 400 New Bedford Teachers To Take Part In Training Program

Public school teachers will be learning some new techniques this upcoming school year.

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NBHS Winter Sports Athletes See Academic Success

The Athletic Director at New Bedford High School is smiling about the academic acheivements of the school's winter sports athletes. 

City officials say 100% of the High Schools 300 winter sports athletes remained academically elIgible during the entire season, for the second year in a row

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Mass. Schools Begin Fingerprinting Teachers And Staff Members

Massachusetts school districts have started fingerprinting teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and other employees, and forwarding the information to the FBI for national background checks.

The effort officially began this month in a handful of districts, with all school systems to follow in the coming weeks

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St. John Did Mitchell “A Favor” By Not Allowing Him to Speak at Teacher’s Rally

New Bedford Educators Association president Lou St. John called into "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" to discuss the decision not to allow Mayor Jon Mitchell to speak at Friday's teacher rally on the steps of New Bedford City Hall

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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mayor Understands Teachers’ Frustrations as Rally is Planned

Those standing in support of the teachers at New Bedford High School are planning a rally this Friday at City Hall. The supporters are responding to the implementation of a turnaround plan at the underperforming school, that calls for the replacement of at least 50% of the staff

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TSM - Community members address the School Committee
TSM - Community members address the School Committee

New Bedford School Committee Passes Layoff-Ridden Budget

The City Council is next in line to take a close look at the Fiscal Year 2014 New Bedford School Budget.

The School Committee passed the $109-million budget Thursday night, including the layoffs of 250 positions

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New Bedford Teachers Union President Dreading Layoffs

There are other cuts that can be made without putting teachers on the chopping block first. That's the word from New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John as the school committee weighs laying off 250 people, at least 100 of them teachers

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Big Lay-offs Expected at New Bedford Public Schools

Troubling news for many teachers and other employees at New Bedford Public Schools. Mayor Jon Mitchell announced that they would have to cut almost 250 positions. 

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