Dr. Pia Durkin

New Bedford Middle Schools to Undergo Redistricting
New Bedford schools will undergo a three-year redistricting plan for middle school students beginning next fall, Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin told WBSM News.
Durkin said 50 students finishing at the Carl Pacheco School at the end of this school year will go to Keith Middle School instead of Normandi…
Favorable Review for New Bedford Schools
New Bedford Public Schools got a favorable review from the state for the first three months of their new improvement plan.
"We have a long way to go, but this was a major milestone," superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin told WBSM News.
Durkin said that after three and a half years of having to wor…
Police Chief Responds to Cotter Reassignment
New Bedford Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro responded Wednesday to the reassignment of former detective Chris Cotter, stating the move was not politically motivated.
Cotter was told Tuesday that he was being reassignment from the department's Juvenile/Sexual Assault Unit back to the uniform divisio…
Cotter Removed from Position with New Bedford Police
New Bedford Police Detective Chris Cotter has been removed from his position on the department's Juvenile/Sexual Assault Unit, he confirmed to WBSM News Tuesday night.
Citing only "managerial differences," Cotter was told he was being reassigned back to the uniform division aft…
Plausible Points From Farland and Durkin
The WBSM house is divided. Some are swayed this way. Others that way. I've spoken with the victim's mom, New Bedford's schools Superintendent and School Committee members. One thing is certain. A young girl was jabbed, or should I say stabbed and wounded...
Beg To Differ, Mr. Mayor – Richard
New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell has stated loudly and clearly his opposition to WBSM's decision to run with a news story about a six year old girl who claimed to have been assaulted by another student at the Hayden McFadden Elementary School on August 22nd.  W...
Pilot Tablet Program Gets High Marks At NBHS
One-hundred-seventy freshman students at New Bedford High School have seen a significant improvement in math achievement using digital tablets.
The tablets were donated by Dr. Irwin Jacobs, the founder of Qualcomm and a former New Bedford High graduate...

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