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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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Townsquare Sunday: New Bedford Public Schools

Dr. Pia Durkin begins her fifth year as Superintendent of New Bedford Schools.  She talked with WBSM's Jim Phillips about the challenges ahead...

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Barry Richard/Townsquare Media
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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Courtesy City of New Bedford
Courtesy City of New Bedford

Four New Bedford Schools Get Major Upgrades

NEW BEDFORD — City and school officials joined students at Hayden McFadden Elementary School to announce the completion of new school window and door replacement projects at four large elementary schools...

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Courtesy of New Bedford Police Department
Courtesy of New Bedford Police Department

[RICHARD] NB Public Schools Introduce ‘High 5 Friday’

Several communities in the region, including New Bedford, will introduce "High 5 Friday" at various grade schools tomorrow. The practice, suspended in Northampton schools last month, will surely cause some local liberal heads to explode...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

[RICHARD] The Time Is Now To Weigh In On NB School Budget

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pia Durkin is doing what all good Superintendents are supposed to do, asking for a lot in order to get some of what the system badly needs to best serve our student population in the next fiscal year...

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Barry Richard/Townsquare Media
Barry Richard/Townsquare Media

[Richard] Kids Can’t Learn If They Are Not In School

We demand a top shelf education for our kids but for some reason are reluctant to send them to school.

Yesterday's decision to cancel classes was an embarrassment...

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Credit: Google Maps
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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What Should We Do With $4 M? [Poll]

The New Bedford Schools transportation budget is branded at more than $10 million dollars for the coming school year. Brian's empowering formula slashes that budget leaving lots of dough for other programs...

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Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Durkin And School Committee Must Communicate But Not Through Facebook

 

 

A very nasty disagreement has developed between School Committeeman Chris Cotter and Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin.  The public dispute has spilled onto the pages of Facebook where nothing at all will be resolved.

Cotte...

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