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Mayor Mitchell Launches New Literacy Effort for New Bedford
The New Bedford Mayor’s Office today announced the launch of “New Bedford Reads,” a new literacy initiative to promote the importance of early literacy and grow a community of lifelong readers throughout the city.
Spearheaded by Mayor Jon Mitchell, the initiative is developed in collaboration with co…
“High-Five Friday” a Big Success in New Bedford Schools
Ten elementary schools across New Bedford took part in "High-Five Friday" this morning, with off-duty police officers visiting the schools to give high-fives and have conversations with students.
The program had drawn controversy in Northampton, where the program was canceled because oppone…
New Bedford Seventh Graders Set to Visit UMD
More than 1,000 seventh grade students from Keith Middle School, Normandin Middle School, and Roosevelt Middle School in New Bedford will visit UMass Dartmouth on March 21, 23 and 28 to get an up-close look at college life.
The initiative is funded by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachu…
New Bedford Schools Test Results Hold Water
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has been testing the water in New Bedford schools as part of a volunary program, and the results are in.
A small number of samples came back with some contaminates, but neither school officials or the DEP are concerned...
Keith Students Learn Police Work First-Hand
Students at Keith Middle School received a behind-the-scenes look at police work recently through the Junior Police Academy. The eight-week program is led by New Bedford Police School Resource Officer Julio Barbosa.
Twenty-five students participating in the voluntary program learned different aspect…
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…

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