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Young People Coming Together in After School Program

An after-school basketball program for young people in New Bedford is looking for community support to continue.

The program began this year at the urging of community activist John "Buddy" Andrade who lobbied school officials for the use of the Gomes School in the South End...

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Credit: Google Maps

New Bedford Schools Launch New Attendance Campaign

NEW BEDFORD--The New Bedford Public Schools launched a new attendance campaign Wednesday entitled "Every Day Counts."

The campaign kicked off at the Sgt...

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L-r: School nursing staff Donna Calderbank, Kelly Melo, Jan Turner, Melissa Goncalves, and interim supervisor Wanda Nunes present
receipts from the items bought from donations, totaling more than $3,900, with NBEA President Lou St. John and FCFCU President & CEO Peter Muise. COURTESY OF NEW BEDFORD SCHOOLS.
L-r: School nursing staff Donna Calderbank, Kelly Melo, Jan Turner, Melissa Goncalves, and interim supervisor Wanda Nunes present receipts from the items bought from donations, totaling more than $3,900, with NBEA President Lou St. John and FCFCU President & CEO Peter Muise. COURTESY OF NEW BEDFORD SCHOOLS.

NBEA To Distribute Coats, Other Winter Items to New Bedford Students in Need

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Educators Association collected more than $3,900 in donations for their annual winter coat drive. With the donations, the school nursing staffs, who coordinate the drive, were able to purchase more than $5,000 worth of clothing and toiletries for students in need with discounts from local businesses...

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New Bedford Middle Schools to Undergo Redistricting

New Bedford schools will undergo a three-year redistricting plan for middle school students beginning next fall, Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin told WBSM News...

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Favorable Review for New Bedford Schools

New Bedford Public Schools got a favorable review from the state for the first three months of their new improvement plan.

"We have a long way to go, but this was a major milestone," superintendent Dr...

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City of New Bedford/Facebook

Police Chief Responds to Cotter Reassignment

New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro responded Wednesday to the reassignment of former detective Chris Cotter, stating the move was not politically motivated...

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Cotter Removed from Position with New Bedford Police

New Bedford Police Detective Chris Cotter has been removed from his position on the department's Juvenile/Sexual Assault Unit, he confirmed to WBSM News Tuesday night...

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NBEA President Weighs In on Keith Issues

New Bedford Educators Assocation President Louis St. John called in to my Saturday morning show on WBSM to share his views on some of the morning's discussions, related to Dr...

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Offers Plan For Accelerated Improvement In NB Schools

The Superintendent of Schools is laying out a plan for accelerated improvement in New Bedford schools.

Dr. Pia Durkin told the School Committee Monday night, the plan includes principals providing leadership by coaching teachers, and teachers focusing on core instruction and working together...

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Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

New Bedford Shows Modest Gains In MCAS

State Education officials say 88 percent of high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year, though achievement gaps persisted and several schools in the state's largest cities were in danger of failing...

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