School Threat
A student at a New Bedford middle school has been disciplined after allegedly making a threat towards the school.
New Bedford Seventh Graders Set to Visit UMD
More than 1,000 seventh grade students from Keith Middle School, Normandin Middle School, and Roosevelt Middle School in New Bedford will visit UMass Dartmouth on March 21, 23 and 28 to get an up-close look at college life.
The initiative is funded by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachu…
New Bedford Middle Schools to Undergo Redistricting
New Bedford schools will undergo a three-year redistricting plan for middle school students beginning next fall, Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin told WBSM News.
Durkin said 50 students finishing at the Carl Pacheco School at the end of this school year will go to Keith Middle School instead of Normandi…
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…
Call for Discipline
Ward Three New Bedford City Councillor Henry Bousquet wants to see more autonomy in the way of discipline in public schools.
Bousquet says the State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has stripped teachers and administrators of their ability to effectively discipline disruptive and unru…
Sub-Committee Formed
Mayor Jon Mitchell says he has formed a sub-committee of the New Bedford School Committee that will explore complaints over discipline issues in the school system.
The announcement comes after Monday night's School Committee meeting where parents and former teachers expressed concern over the la…

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