Colin Hogan / Reporter
Colin joined The Light in June 2022, where he covers education, child care, city government and more.
Before The Light, Colin worked as a public school teacher in the Mississippi Delta and Brooklyn. Colin has a bachelor’s degree in English from Williams College, a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. Originally from New York, Colin now lives in New Bedford and enjoys bicycling along the waterfront.
Stories by Colin Hogan
“They don’t understand the harm that it’s causing … or what it’s doing to our teaching and learning environment.” — Cynthia Roy, biology teacher and executive committee member of the Massachusetts Teachers Association.
New Bedford High classmates championed an idea for a School-Based Health Center, then helped secure funding to benefit local students
Across the region, there are more than twice as many children below the age of 5 than there are available child care slots, according to a report from the SouthCoast Community Foundation. This mismatch in demand is higher than the state average.
First confirmed monkeypox case diagnosed in New Bedford, ‘handful’ of presumptive cases also suspected
Local health providers, community groups plan outreach to educate those most at risk and help reduce the spread.
Surface temperatures near Coggeshall Street can be up to 10 degrees hotter than in New Bedford’s West End, near Buttonwood Park.
Thanks to a revised state funding formula, next year’s school budget will increase by $27.2 million, or 13%, bringing proposed spending to $233.4 million.
Even when everything in the central kitchen works as it should, Assistant Director of Food Services Alice Johnson calls the whole operation inefficient.
Among the recent lessons, Sea Lab teachers conducted a field trip to Cuttyhunk, where students would complete field tests on water salinity, visit nesting sites of migratory birds, and more.
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