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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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Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM
Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester addressing School Committee Thursday Night / Jim Phillips / TSM

Massachusetts Education Commissioner, Mitchell Chester, Dead

By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 27, 2017.....Longtime Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester died Monday evening after a short illness, the state's education board chairman announced at a Tuesday meeting...

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New Bedford Fourth Graders Are Reported Victims of Attempted Robbery Walking to School

NEW BEDFORD - Two fourth grade students at New Bedford's Gomes Elementary School say an older boy tried to rob them while armed with a knife this morning...

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Google Maps

NBPD Looks Into Report of Homeless Harassing Students for Money

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Police are clearing out a homeless encampment near the Hayden McFadden Elementary School.

Police were made aware of the encampment through a Facebook posting that claimed homeless people living under the I-195 overpass were harassing students for money as the children were walking to and from school...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

New Bedford Schools Flourish and Flounder According to New State Data

Good news and not-so-good news for New Bedford as the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases statewide achievement scores...

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Alleged Overdose Victim Crashes Near New Bedford Elementary School

Charges are being filed against a Westport woman police say was on drugs when she crashed her car in New Bedford.

Police say 32-year-old Jessica Baulier of Westport crashed her Hyundai Sonata into a tree on Robert Street near the Elizabeth Carter Brooks Elementary School around 3pm Tuesday...

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New Bedford Making Strides To Improve Education [POLL]

The New Bedford School District is taking positive steps to improve the quality of education locally. An agreement ratified by the School Committee and the teachers union to extend school hours and expand the curriculum for elementary school kids is a great step forward...

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New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police

Heroin, Ammo Found In Apartment Near New Bedford Elementary School

New Bedford Police make a drug bust near an elementary school.

Detective Captain Steve Vicente says members of the Organized Crime Intelligence Bureau executed a search warrant at 37 Morgan Street late Tuesday night as the result of an investigation by Detective Donald Williams...

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Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Gomes School Applying For Grant To Add Over 300 School Hours

The New Bedford School Committee is giving the Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School the green light to take steps that could result in longer and additional school days...

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