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Social Skills Program in New Bedford Elementary Schools Receives Key Funding

The Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation donated $60,000 to the New Bedford School Department to continue funding the "Play Works" program, which encourages school staff and students to work together to teach social and emotional skills at recess and in the classroom.

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New Jacobs School Won’t Be Ready for Start of School Year

New Bedford's new state-of-the-art elementary school for the South End won't be ready when the new school year begins on August 31.

In a letter dated July 31, New Bedford Schools Superintendent Dr...

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Barry Richard/Townsquare Media

DESE Removes New Bedford Schools from State Monitoring

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has concluded its monitoring of New Bedford Public Schools’ implementation of its Accelerated Improvement Plan (AIP), and has expressed its confidence in the district’s ability to continue its track record of progress under the plan and leadership’s strategy...

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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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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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