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Durkin Responds
NEW BEDFORD - After three teachers at Keith Middle School resigned in public fashion at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee meeting, Dr. Pia Durkin is responding. The teachers expressed their displeasure with what they claim is the administration's lack of response to chronic …
Mayor Mitchell Talks Taxes
Mayor Jon Mitchell is talking taxes and offering some reasons behind the recent property tax increase in the City of New Bedford.
Speaking on his weekly radio program on WBSM, the Mayor said the increase was due in part to mandates set by the state...
Books Donated to Students
Pallets of scholastic books were unloaded outside Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in New Bedford's north end Wednesday morning and presented to dozens of eager fourth graders.
Contract Details Announced
City and school officials announced the details of a new four-year collective bargaining agreement between the city and the New Bedford Educators Association Monday morning outside Carney Academy.
Call for Discipline
Ward Three New Bedford City Councillor Henry Bousquet wants to see more autonomy in the way of discipline in public schools.
Bousquet says the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has stripped teachers and administrators of their ability to effectively discipline disruptive and unru…
Grade School Drops Holiday Celebrations
Does it matter that public schools are dropping holiday celebrations with the goal of being more culturally sensitive and inclusive? The Associated Press reports a St. Paul, Minnesota grade school is dumping holiday celebrations because it doesn't want to encroach on educational opportunities or thr…
Limiting Charter Schools
With numerous efforts in recent years to remove the cap set on charter schools in Massachusetts, New Bedford School Committee member Josh Amaral wants to make sure that doesn't happen.
On Monday, the School Committee agreed to send a letter to the state supporting limits on the number of charter…
Faith Service Marks Beginning
For the past ten years, the local faith community has come together to offer support to the city's school teachers and administrators. That tradition is set to continue as the new school year approaches.
Budget Talk Continues
Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin presented her revised budget proposal to the New Bedford School Committee Wednesday night during a budget workshop meeting.

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