[THOMAS] 4 Ways Parents Can Get Teens Ready For School [Poll]
There's a group, they call themselves a grassroots organization, that explains that science reveals that it is better for middle and high school students to begin school later. How much later? At the earliest, 8:30 in the morning. Apparently, kids biological clock runs later as they age...
[THOMAS] Say No To School Drones? [Video]
It's come down to this. According to Western Mass News TV Reporter Mary Cate Mannion, Agawam High School is one of the first in the Commonwealth to deploy a drone, a $1,200 drone to monitor students on and near school property. A suburban Springfield school is playing "I Spy" …
Acushnet and Fairhaven Considering Combining School Districts
FAIRHAVEN - The towns of Fairhaven and Acushnet are exploring the possibility of regionalizing their school districts.
Fairhaven Superintendent Dr. Robert Baldwin says there are several methods to regionalizing, but the ultimate goal would be to bring parts or all of both districts under one umbrella…
Supt. Durkin Intends to Fully Complete Current Contract
NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Public School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she intends on completing her three-year contract with the city.
There had been questions whether Dr. Durkin was seeking employment elsewhere, but she debunked those by saying she fully intends on continuing to serve the distr…
New Law Would Require Defibrillators in Massachusetts Schools
The Massachusetts legislature passed a long-gestating bill earlier this week that, if signed into law, will require schools to have Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, in school and at all school-sponsored athletic events.
The bill, sponsored by Senator Mark Montigny (D-New Bedford), would al…
Five Southcoast Companies Join MA STEM@Work Program
Massachusetts Secretary of Education Jim Peyser visited New Bedford Monday to announce five Southcoast companies have signed on to participate in MA STEM@Workto engage high school students in the career fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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