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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 Says Changes Underway At Keith Middle School

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says discipline in New Bedford Public Schools is a "shared  responsibility" that involves students, teachers, administrators and parents, and that no one person can solve all the issues...

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No Contract Extension For Durkin–Brian’s Beat Commentary

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New Bedford School Leaders Seek Community Feedback

The New Bedford Public Schools released a survey this week seeking feedback from the community regarding the state of the city's schools.

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Coelho Named Permanent Headmaster At NBHS

Bernadette Coelho has been named the permanent Headmaster at New Bedford High School.

Coelho has worked at the high school since 2006, and was named the acting Headmaster earlier this year, following the resignation of Kathleen Dawson...

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New Bedford High School
New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Graduation Rate Improves At NBHS

A hopeful sign at New Bedford High School.

The state Office of Elementary and Secondary Education reports the 2014 graduation rate at New Bedford High School climbed to just over 70 percent from 66 percent the year before...

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Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin speaking during announcement of a new teachers contract. / Jim Phillips / TSM
Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin speaking during announcement of a new teachers contract. / Jim Phillips / TSM

More Details On New Teachers Contract

Officials on Wednesday offered more details on a new contract agreed to by the city government and the New Bedford Educators Association...

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Parnets and students seek information at Family Welcome Center / Jim Phillips / TSM
Parnets and students seek information at Family Welcome Center / Jim Phillips / TSM

Family Welcome Center Holds Open House

An Open House Friday at the Family Welcome Center in the Paul Rodrigues Administration building on County Street.

Dozens of school department employees and their community partners attended...

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NB Teachers Holding Their Own In Evaluation Ratings

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she's generally satisfied with how New Bedford teachers faired in the second year of a statewide evaluation program...

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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Durkin Offers Plan For Accelerated Improvement In NB Schools

The Superintendent of Schools is laying out a plan for accelerated improvement in New Bedford schools.

Dr. Pia Durkin told the School Committee Monday night, the plan includes principals providing leadership by coaching teachers, and teachers focusing on core instruction and working together...

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Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images
Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

New Bedford Shows Modest Gains In MCAS

State Education officials say 88 percent of high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year, though achievement gaps persisted and several schools in the state's largest cities were in danger of failing...

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