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‘HipHistory NB’ to bring history alive for New Bedford middle schoolers

NEW BEDFORD — New Bedford history is about to get the “Hamilton” treatment. “HipHistory NB” will be the theme of a youth engagement program in three New Bedford schools — Roosevelt Middle School, Nativity Preparatory School, and Global Learning Charter Public School — thanks to grants awarded to AHA!, 3rd EyE Unlimited and the Community…

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2 Days & Five Weeks of March!

Chase the rainy days of March away and bring the sun into to your classroom with the help of a NBEF Mini Grant.  Two days left to apply for $500 to help you fund that new idea.  It’s easy peasy!

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Mini Grants & Lunch at Normandin

On Wednesday, 30 September, members of the New Bedford Education Foundation will be at Normandin Middle School from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the teacher’s lunchroom to answer questions about the current Mini Grant opportunity. The application period for the Spring 2016 Mini Grant cycle is now open until 15 October 2015. Mini Grants…

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Spring 2016 Educator Mini Grants in the News!

2016 Spring Educator Mini Grants of up to $500 for New Bedford Public School teachers looking to create an innovative experience for their students.  Grant monies can be used to buy supplemental hands-on materials, bring in a guest speaker, or to help students experience one of the many learning opportunities in the greater New Bedford…

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New Bedford Education Foundation Discretionary Grants (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014)

NBEF awarded four large Discretionary Grants this past academic year to various New Bedford School departments and schools that resulted from Educator Mini-Grant applications, on-going discussions with District Administration, and from direct requests by Dr. Pia Durkin, Superintendent of Schools. New Bedford Education Foundation acknowledges the critical needs of the under-performing schools within our District,…

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New Bedford Education Foundation Educator Mini-Grants (Fall 2013 – Spring 2014)

NBEF awarded a total of nineteen (19) Educator Mini-Grants this past academic year. In addition, several of the Educator Mini-Grants applications were scaled into Discretionary Grants that funded technology and music labs for schools – providing a program that rewards educators for bold ideas and provide a vehicle to learn about larger educator needs. Applicants…

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NBEF 2014 Summer Grant Recipients

New Bedford Education Foundation (NBEF) is honored to sponsor the following Summer Programs for New Bedford Public Schools’ students. These programs engage up to 3,000 students, many from underrepresented populations. Explore Your Environment (EYE), Trips For Kids, New Bedford – 90 students Trips for Kids takes students on daily bicycle educational journeys throughout New Bedford…

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Neal Weiss named first winner of Jacobs Leadership Award

Neal Weiss was chosen as the first recipient of SouthCoast Media Group’s Irwin M. and Joan K. Jacobs Leadership Award. Some of life’s most important lessons come early and stick with us. For New Bedford businessman Neal Weiss, life’s lessons hit hard in the mid-1980s when his wife was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that…

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Antiques Appraisal Day

Have you always wondered what your treasures are worth? Now is your chance to find out and support educational opportunities in the New Bedford Public Schools at the same time during Appraisal Day with “Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers of Objects of Value” at the Hawthorne Country Club. The New Bedford Education Foundation and Skinner Auctioneers…

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