Program Funded
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.
New School Opening Delayed
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. Pia Durkin informs parents and students that the new Irwin Jacobs Elementary School will not …
Mitchell Chester Dead
By Katie Lannan
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...
Fourth Graders Report Robbery
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.
New Bedford Police say the two male students reported they were walking to school near Acushnet Avenue and South Street when they were a…
Homeless Harassing Students
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 w…
Achievement Scores
Good news and not-so-good news for New Bedford as the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases statewide achievement scores.
The good news: the Elizabeth Carter Brooks Elementary School greatly improved it's status from 2015, jumping from a Level 3 school to a Level 1, wit…
Overdose Crash
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...
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...
Heroin Bust
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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