Dr. Pia Durkin

Townsquare Sunday: New Bedford Public Schools
Dr. Pia Durkin begins her fifth year as Superintendent of New Bedford Schools.  She talked with WBSM's Jim Phillips about the challenges ahead.
Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6am on WBSM 1420 and WBSM...
New Jacobs School Won’t Be Ready for Start of School Year
New Bedford's new state-of-the-art elementary school for the South End won't be ready when the new school year begins on August 31.
In a letter dated July 31, New Bedford Schools Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin informs parents and students that the new Irwin Jacobs Elementary School will not …
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…
[THOMAS] Coehlo Wants Action on State Education Mandates
The New Bedford City Council listened to Schools Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin deliver her annual presentation and proposed budget for the system. The $130 M budget is 3.5% higher than last year, and the state has also warned municipalities to expect less state funding for schools...
Young People Coming Together in After School Program
An after-school basketball program for young people in New Bedford is looking for community support to continue.
The program began this year at the urging of community activist John "Buddy" Andrade who lobbied school officials for the use of the Gomes School in the South End...
[THOMAS] New Bedford High School Grads Making the Grade
Congrats to the 2016 graduates and staff at New Bedford High School. 71% of last year's class, that entered four years prior, made the grade and graduated. Here's the ticket: Massive growth in the number of English Language Learner graduates, from 35% in 2015 up to 60%...
New Bedford Schools Launch New Attendance Campaign
NEW BEDFORD--The New Bedford Public Schools launched a new attendance campaign Wednesday entitled "Every Day Counts."
The campaign kicked off at the Sgt. William H. Carney Academy, with New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro addressing students on the importance of attendance…

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