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New Bedford Public Schools to close on December 17

In anticipation of the upcoming winter storm projections for tomorrow, all New Bedford Public Schools and administrative offices will be closed on Thursday, December 17, 2020: · NO in-person classes · NO distance learning/remote sessions occurring · NO virtual meetings · NO after-school activities Superintendent Thomas Anderson stated, “We are …

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Governor Baker signs fiscal year 2021 budget – here’s what’s in it

Governor Charlie Baker today signed the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget into law, a $45.9 billion plan that protects core government services amidst the COVID-19 pandemic while making substantial investments in economic development and education. This financially responsible budget does not rely on new taxes and maintains significant financial reserves …

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Gov. Baker awards $11.7 Million in skills capital grants to Massachusetts educational institutions

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced $11.7 million in Skills Capital Grants awarded to 47 educational institutions across the Commonwealth to update equipment and expand student enrollment in programs that provide career education. Twelve of the organizations are receiving a Skills Capital Grant for the first time, and one school, Essex …

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UMass Dartmouth and Bridgewater State University launch accelerated Physics and Electrical Engineering degree programs

Joint programs to create advanced STEM learning and research experience for students The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Bridgewater State University have announced two joint accelerated Master of Science programs in Physics and Electrical Engineering. The educational partnership agreement between the institutions will provide undergraduate students at BSU with an …

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Beverly launches first electric school bus

Meg McIntyre State House News Service Beverly’s new electric school bus took its inaugural trip this week, city officials announced in a Facebook post. According to Beverly Patch, the launch is part of a pilot program studying the feasibility of switching to electric battery buses across the state. The city …

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Bristol Community College gives urban high school students an opportunity to gain college credit for free  

Bristol Community College’s new program is opening the door to college for high school students who may not have been able to afford the opportunity to or pictured themselves earning a college degree. Funded through private donations, CollegeTrax allows students from Massachusetts cities, New Bedford and Fall River, which rank …

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New Bedford Fire Department visits Campbell school

On Monday, the crew of Ladder 4 (using a reserve Ladder 3), Group A stopped at Campbell School to talk to the preschoolers in Ms. Heydt’s, Mrs. Martin’s, Ms. Fogg’s and Mrs. Simmons’ classrooms. These young scholars learned about 🔥safety and prevention. 😊 A special thanks to Lt. Cormier and …

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