In Depth: Education


New Bedford schools to make face masks optional as of March 7

New Bedford schools to make face masks optional as of March 7

“Over the last few days, I have received consistent overwhelming feedback from parents, some students, and staff suggesting that we also lift the mask mandate.” — Superintendent of Schools Thomas Anderson.

New Bedford High School students navigate the stresses of COVID-19

New Bedford High School students navigate the stresses of COVID-19

“There’s a huge majority of students who are doing fine. … But we have seen an increase in anxiety and depression which are consistent with national trends.” — Kathleen Mackenzie, supervisor of clinical and behavioral services at New Bedford Public Schools

Omicron taking toll on New Bedford schools

Omicron taking toll on New Bedford schools

All games and athletic practices through the week have been paused, following a rise in COVID-19 cases among several athletic teams. Officials will reevaluate the situation over the weekend to decide if athletic activity can resume.

Alma del Mar Charter Schools making the grade

Alma del Mar Charter Schools making the grade

By January, Alma will have built two entirely new school buildings, its original Ottiwell campus on Belleville Avenue and a second $24 million Douglass campus on Church Street.

Josh Amaral bows out of School Committee race

Josh Amaral bows out of School Committee race

Amaral, who will not seek a third term, has been on the School Committee since he was little over a year out of UMass Dartmouth, where he was a political science major.

$73,000,000

$73,000,000

New Bedford schools will receive upwards of $73 million in one-time federal relief funds aimed at safely reopening schools and addressing the needs of students affected by the pandemic.

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