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Replica Gun Brought to School
NEW BEDFORD - Global Learning Charter Public School officials are contemplating what to do after a student brought an airsoft pistol to the New Bedford school. The incident took place Tuesday when a sixth grader brought the replica gun into the school, with the gun accidentally being fired at another student...
Charter School Support
Charter School Support
An advocate for more charter schools in Massachusetts says Question Two on the November ballot is all about greater choice. If approved by voters, Question Two would lift the cap on charter schools across the state. Dr. Stephen Furtado, Executive Director at Global Learning Charter Public School in New Bedford says the demand for charter schools is extremely high...
Longer Mayoral Term?
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has made an official move to change the City's charter, allowing for four-year mayoral terms instead of the current two-year terms. Mitchell presented the City Council with the proposal on Wednesday, saying the modification would bring stability to the City's executive branch, allow the mayor to focus on long-term improvements, and cutting down on the relative amount
Skilled Worker Shortage
Skilled Worker Shortage
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. The report by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education says bolstering the state's public schools is viewed as a critical step in producing more workers with the right s

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