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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) at recent School Committee meeting.
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) at recent School Committee meeting.

Durkin To Hold Second Meeting With Parents

School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin will hold her second meeting with parents on Monday night to explain the turnaround plan for New Bedford High School.

State Education officials have declared New Bedford High an underperforming school and have mandated changes

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee

Durkin Responds To Rumors About NBHS Turnaround Plan

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin wants to set the record straight about the turnaround plan to be implemented at New Bedford High School.

Addressing the New Bedford School Committee Monday night, Durkin said while the turnaround model will require a 50% turnover of educators and staff at the High School, no decisions have been made as of yet

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin reading at 2014 Moby Dick Marathon
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin reading at 2014 Moby Dick Marathon

Theme For 2014 Moby Dick Marathon Is Education

 

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin kicked off the 2014 Moby Dick Reading Marathon Saturday at the Whaling Museum with the famous words, "Call Me Ishmael. "

The theme of this year's Marathon is education, wtih Museum Director James Russell announcing a spring groundbreaking for the Museum's new education center.

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TSM - New Bedford High School
TSM - New Bedford High School

Turnaround Plan For NBHS Draws Criticism From Teachers Union

 The Superintendent of schools is moving ahead with a turnaround plan for New Bedford High School, that includes replacing the schools administrative team and a 50% change-over in the  teaching staff

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Teachers Avoid “No Confidence” Vote for Superintendent

A "vote of no confidence" in the superintendent by the New Bedford Educators Association was just a rumor, according to the union president.

Following a union meeting, President Lou St. John says instead, the union will assemble a task force to sift through the concerns of teachers, and formulate recommendations to be presented to Dr

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TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Receives Stakeholders Recommendations for NBHS

 

A local stakeholders group has submitted its recommendations for a turnaround plan for New Bedford High School  to Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin.

Durkin says she appreciated how a culture of excellance resonated throughout the recommendations although she reserved comments on any specifics until she can study them in depth.

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TSM -  Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet
TSM - Ward 3 Councilor Henry Bousquet

City Councilors Want More Discipline In Schools

 

The City Council is joining the debate over violence in New Bedford Schools.

The Council approved a motion Tuesday night, asking the School Dept. for data on the number of teacher assaults in the last three months, and how many fights are being reported.

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TSM - New Bedford High School
TSM - New Bedford High School

Durkin Wants Quicker Response To Altercations At High School

 

New Bedford School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she wants staff at New Bedford High School to respond quicker to classrooms where students are verbally or physically confronting teachers.

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TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) reviews goals with New Bedford School Committee
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) reviews goals with New Bedford School Committee

Durkin And NB School Committee Review Goals

 

School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin offered a self-assessment of her performance so far, during a meeting of the New Bedford School Committee.

Durkin told the Committee,  the district needs to go a bit slower, to build a better foundation.  

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TSM - sign outside New Bedford High School
TSM - sign outside New Bedford High School

School Officials To Upgrade Equipment, Services At NBHS

 

Steps are being taken at New Bedford High School to improve educational attainment there. 

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin told the School Committee Monday night, the district has secured 200 surplus computers from Greater New Bedford Voke Tech High School. 

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