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OPINION| Thomas: Level 4 High School Best In Region
There I am listening to an interview Phil Paleologos is conducting with the Superintendent of New Bedford government schools, when the Super delivers a shocking revelation. Dr. Pia Durkin fired a shot over the I-195 bow when she proclaimed New Bedford High School the best in the region...
DESE Removes New Bedford Schools from State Monitoring
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has concluded its monitoring of New Bedford Public Schools’ implementation of its Accelerated Improvement Plan (AIP), and has expressed its confidence in the district’s ability to continue its track re…
Would You Consider Striking on PAARC Testing Day?
According to a Standard Times, the schools Superintendent believes New Bedford parents, teachers and students "need to embrace" Parcc testing or feel the pain courtesy of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Pia Durkin balked  in a lengthy diatribe, at the recent…
Mass. Seeking Help In Creating Next MCAS Test
Boston (AP) - The state is looking for help designing a new version of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education on Tuesday formally requested proposals from private companies to help develop and build the ``next-generation MCAS'…
Form or Letter: Another Reason To Refuse PARCC Testing
Following up on Tuesday's post, PARCC: Opting out vs. Refusal, I've heard from the New Bedford School Department. Jon Carvalho states, correctly, that there is no official state Opt-out form for parents/students to just say no to the PARCC assessments...

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