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New Bedford District and Curriculum

The schools in New Bedford follow a curriculum that uses standards as a measure of progress at attaining proficiency within each subject. The standards follow Common Core Standards expectations and are assessed by the statewide MCAS tests. Literacy and math are focused on for their role in supporting learning in other subject areas. Students develop various skills beyond their core learning that make a successful future more likely, including appreciation for diversity, collaboration, accountability, and integrity.

We currently cover the following New Bedford-area school district: New Bedford Public Schools.

Schools in New Bedford include:

Casimir Pulaski Elementary School is located on 1097 Braley Rd, New Bedford, MA 02745, Casimir Pulaski School covers grades K-5 and can be contacted at 508-997-451. Casimir Pulaski Elementary School is a magnet school for the visual and performing arts. The school utilizes arts to enhance learning, and visual and performing arts are integrated into students’ learning. Students learn skills such as critical thinking, investigation through creative ideas, and self expression. Although the visual and performing arts are emphasized, students also learn about core subjects such as English Language Arts and Mathematics.Students in Massachusetts are taught with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in mind. These frameworks provide students, teachers and families with expectations for the knowledge and skills that students should have at the end of each year. For example in grade 5 English Language Arts and Literacy, students are expected to write opinion pieces on topics or texts. They must be able to introduce their topic, and then support their point of view using evidence and reasoning. They are also expected to use increasingly sophisticated language and organization as they progress into later grades. For more information on the English Tutoring SchoolTutoring Academy offers, please contact us.

Roosevelt Middle School is located on 119 Frederick St, New Bedford, MA 02744, Roosevelt Middle School covers grades 6-8 and can be contacted at 508-997-4511.  The mission of Roosevelt Middle School is to provide all students with a middle school program that meets the needs of its students, emphasizing academics and cognitive development. At multiple grade levels, students are required to write Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests. These tests are in the areas of reading, English and Language arts, writing, mathematics, and science. The purpose of these tests is to determine the progress students have made against the Massachusetts curriculum standards. Standardized tests like the MCAS tests are administered at public schools across the United States. In high school, students earn a scaled score of between 220 to 230 on these tests to be able to fulfill the requirements of an educational proficiency plan (EPP).

New Bedford High School is located on 100 Coddington St, Quincy, MA 02169, New Bedford High School covers grades 9-12 and can be contacted at 508-997-4511.  New Bedford High School is one of the largest schools in the state of Massachusetts. In the 2015-2016 school year, enrollment at the school was 2,066 students. The school’s mascot is the whale as a tribute to the city’s whaling history. New Bedford High School offers career academies with different themes, including an academy of arts & humanities, an academy of engineering, an academy of finance, an academy of health sciences, and an academy of information technology. The school also offers various athletics programs such as basketball, football and volleyball, and music programs such as their award-winning marching band and show choir. Many students in high school choose to go to university after attending high school. Often, students who wish to take this pathway, take SATs and ACTs to put on their college applications. SchoolTutoring Academy offers SAT and ACT preparation sessions. For more information on the SAT and ACT tutoring we offer, please contact SchoolTutoring Academy.

Educating Our Parents: Understanding the New Bedford District Curriculum

By the 7th grade, students should be able to identify more than one central idea in a text and to cite several pieces of evidence to support their interpretation of a text. They should be able to trace how a writer develops and relates the main ideas in a text and to sum up these ideas succinctly. They should be able to explain how people, ideas, and events are interrelated both in discussion and in writing. They should be able to figure out the connotative meanings of words on the basis of their context.

In the writing curriculum, by grade 7, students are required to write essays that focus on and support clear arguments supported by reasonable evidence, and to organize and conclude their arguments by using transitional words and phrases that lend coherence to their arguments. They should be able to use language appropriate to a formal essay style. They should also be able to write for a variety of other purposes (informational, expository, persuasive and creative), and to select appropriate evidence to illustrate and explain their ideas.

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Keeping Informed: Recent New Bedford Educational News

  • New Bedford Global Learning Charter School - The school will join a national network of schools funded by the Gates Foundation to promote a 21st century curriculum which focuses on core academics and emphasizes the integrated learning areas of science, technology, engineering and math.
  • K-2 Literacy Initiative - The district website has a robust set of resources to help early literacy development at home. There are videos to help teach parents in their role as teachers, articles on current research, links to engaging resources for kids and many more options.
  • New Charter School - The State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved the City on a Hill Charter Public School in New Bedford to enroll students in grade 9 in 2014; each succeeding year a new grade level will open to students, and by the 2017-2018 school year, the district plans to enroll 280 students in grades 9-12.

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About New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is located in Bristol County in the state of Massachusetts. The city is situated on at the mouth of the Acushnet River on Buzzards Bay, about 54 miles away from Boston. In the 19th century, the city was one of the most important whaling ports in the world, earning it the nickname “The Whaling City”. After the decline of whaling, the industry in the city moved on to the manufacturing of cotton fabrics, and today, the economy is diversified, with electrical equipment, rubber goods, textiles, clothing, golf balls, and metal goods all being made in the city. New Bedford also continues to be a major fishing port in the Cape Cod Area.

Fairs in New Bedford are also a major draw for tourists coming to the New Bedford area. Some of these festivals include the Folk Festival, Whaling City Festival, Fourth of Kilu and Jazzfest. The city has a large population of Portuguese people, and the Portuguese Feast of the Blessed Sacrament is the largest Portuguese cultural celebration in the country. Tourism in the city is also based around the city’s past as a whaling city. One of the attractions focused around whaling is the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.

In 2017, the population of New Bedford was 95,120, making it the eighth most populated city in the state. 22.6% of the population was under 18, 24.3% of the population was between 18-34, 25.6% was 35-54, 12.4% was 55-64 and 15.3% was over the age of 65. The median household income in the city was $38,178 in 2017.

New Bedford Whaling Museum

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is the largest museum in America devoted to human interaction with whales, history of whaling and its impact, and the history of the Massachusetts coast. The museum exhibits a large collection of art and artifacts related to whaling. Visitors to the New Bedford Whaling Museum can view huge whale skeletons, board the Lagoda – the world’s largest model whaling ship, and view an exhibit about the world’s longest painting. Visitors will also enjoy hands=on learning activities at the Casa dos Botes Discovery Center. Besides artifacts about whaling, the museum also showcases a collection of fine art by American artists who lived in or worked in the New Bedford area, including Albert Bierstadt and William Bradford. The museum houses skeletons of a blue whale, a humpback whale, a sperm whale, and the mother and fetus of a North Atlantic right whale. All these skeletons came from animals that died accidentally or from unknown circumstances, not from whaling.

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park

The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is a national park dedicated to showing the history of whaling. The park was established in 1996, and contains 34 acres over 13 city blocks. Included in the park grounds are the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Seamen’s Bethel, the schooner Ernestina, a visitor center, the New Bedford National Historic Landmark District, and the Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum. The park helps to protect these historic landmarks so that can be seen by people in the future. The places the park also emphasize the protection of the oceans and whales.

Buttonwood Park Zoo

Buttonwood Park Zoo is small ten-acre local zoo located in the center of Buttonwood Park in New Bedford. The zoo originally opened in 1894, and underwent major renovations in 2000. The zoo contains over 200 animal species from around the world. The zoo is divided into five areas: the North American East and West, Aquatics, Elephants, and Domestic Animals. The North America East section has black bears, bald eagles and more. The elephants at the zoo are named Ruth and Emily, who are both Asian elephants. The zoo is also dedicated to promoting education about animals. At the center of the zoo, is the Wildlife Education Center, which contains two classrooms that are used for hosting educational programs and private meetings.

Interesting Facts

  • New Bedford was called “The City that Lit the World” because most of the whale oil used in lamps was a product of the whaling industry in New Bedford.
  • At the time when the whaling industry was at its peak, New Bedford was the richest town in America. The city had more millionaires per capita than any other place on Earth.
  • The New Bedford Museum of glass showcases the history of New Bedford as the home of glass companies Mount Washington and Pairpoint Glass. Inside the museum is a research library that contains more than 8000 volumes on glass!
  • Author of Moby Dick, Herman Melville, worked in New Bedford was a whaler. The city is the initial setting of the book, and there is a scene set in Seamen’s Bethel, which still stands today.

Chalk Talk: Memorization Strategies

On average, about 25% of your grades depend on how well you do on tests. And how well you do on tests always depends, at least in part, on how well you memorize information. The good news is that there are some very effective strategies you can use to improve your memory. Another strategy is called the pegword method, which you can use to remember information that involves numbers or the order of things. In this method, numbers are matched with items that rhyme (one, sun; two, shoe; three, tree, and so on), and then associating the information with the item and the number. For example, if you have to remember the names of the third President of the United States, you would take the image of a tree and picture Thomas Jefferson sitting under a tree.