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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. Pia Durkin informs parents and students that the new Irwin Jacobs Elementary School will not …
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 re…
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...
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. William H. Carney Academy, with New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro addressing students on the importance of attendance…
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.
Durkin said 50 students finishing at the Carl Pacheco School at the end of this school year will go to Keith Middle School instead of Normandi…
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. Pia Durkin told WBSM News.
Durkin said that after three and a half years of having to wor…
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.
Cotter was told Tuesday that he was being reassignment from the department's Juvenile/Sexual Assault Unit back to the uniform divisio…

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