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.
Tag: New Bedford Public Schools
New Bedford central kitchen workers still toil in cramped, outdated school kitchen
Even when everything in the central kitchen works as it should, Assistant Director of Food Services Alice Johnson calls the whole operation inefficient.
Opinion: One’s priorities (on reading materials) are guided by one’s perspective
“If you ask reading teachers what is the best way to improve their students’ performance, your answer would be resoundingly: ‘Provide them with literature that they can comprehend, relate to and find interesting.'”
New Bedford’s new middle school curriculum sparks worries about diversity
Changes have made it more difficult, if not impossible, for some 8th grade teachers to use educational material centered around a play based on the Diary of Anne Frank and materials used in connection with Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail.
Could New Bedford really solve its school building problems? Assistant superintendent says ‘Yes’
“Our students shouldn’t have to compromise for where they are. Our teachers shouldn’t have to compromise for where they work.” — New Bedford’s Assistant Superintendent Andrew O’Leary
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
“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