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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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[THOMAS] Coehlo Wants Action on State Education Mandates

The New Bedford City Council listened to Schools Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin deliver her annual presentation and proposed budget for the system...

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Chris Hyde / Getty Images

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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Brian / Durkin

[THOMAS] New Bedford High School Grads Making the Grade

Congrats to the 2016 graduates and staff at New Bedford High School. 71% of last year's class, that entered four years prior, made the grade and graduated...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford High Posts Highest Graduation Rate in 10 Years

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) today released its annual data on graduation and dropout rates across Massachusetts...

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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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Durkin Says Changes to Federal Education Law Will Benefit New Bedford

New Bedford Schools Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is praising the move away from the No Child Left Behind Act.

This fall, the federal education law will be replaced with the new Every Student Succeeds Act, which puts an emphasis on cultural and linguistic diversity in addition to test scores and graduation rates...

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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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