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Mitchell Chester Says Change Needed At Hayden-McFadden
The Commissioner of Education for Massachusetts says he's very concerned about the lack of academic improvement at the Hayden-McFadden school in New Bedford.
Speaking on the Brian Thomas program on WBSM, Mitchell Chester says he's awaiting a turn-around plan from Superintendent Pia Durkin..…
Sea Lab's Simone Bourgeois Named Teacher Of The Year
The facilitator of New Bedford's Sea Lab program is being honored by Mystic Aquarium.
Simone Bourgeois has been named "Teacher Of The Year" by Mystic, which has collaborated with Sea Lab for more than eight years.
Mystic says Bourgeois has shown a real dedication to inspiring st…
NBHS Graduates 25 In Summer Program
For the second year in a row, New Bedford High School has special classes in the summer for seniors who for one reason or another, fell a handful of credits short of graduating in June.
Some twenty-five seniors completed those classes earlier this summer, and were awarded diplomas during a Graduation…
Expanded Learning Time Grant For Gomes School
The Albert Gomes Elementary School in New Bedford has received a $267,000 grant to extend the school day, starting in September.
Its the first Expanded Learning Time grant ever awarded to a New Bedford Public School.
The grant money will provide more learning time for students, along with additional p…

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