PARCC: Opting out vs Refusal
Imagine being at your school's PTO meeting when a school department representative comes in and says, you can't opt your child out of the PARCC assessments. Could s/he be right? Take a look at "Refusals to Take an Assessment."
Test Scores In City Schools Show General Progress
The results are in for the students of New Bedford Public Schools.
Supt. Pia Durkin presented the district's end-of-year testing data during Monday night's School Committee meeting, which is compared to test results gathered in the beginning of the year.
Mattapoisett Drinking Water Notice
The Town of Mattapoisett says coliform bacteria was detected in the town's drinking water.
A notice released by the Water Department says the coliform bacteria was found in four samples in a group of twenty samples that were taken in September.
Westport Sends Letter Warning About Water
A letter about water could be in the mailbox of some Westport residents.
The Herald News says water testing showed trihalomethane levels of 52 parts per billion in the Fall River water supply for Westport users.
Jim Ferson, a spokesman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, says that is…

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