John A. Parker School

Parker School Recommendations Now Under State Review
State Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester is now reviewing a long list of recommendations on ways to improve student acheivement at the Parker School in New Bedford. 
A local stakeholers group, which included Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin, came up with the recommendations over a two month period, aft…
Chester Designates Parker School As “Level Five”
The John A. Parker School in New Bedford has been declared a level five school, meaning its chronically underperforming, and will be taken over by the state.
Commissioner Mitchell Chester says while educators and students in the Parker School have been working hard, the school should be doing better.
Parker School Considered For “Level Five” Designation
State Education officials have reviewed the most recent MCAS scores from the struggling John A. Parker School in New Bedford, and they're not happy with the slow pace of academic progress at the so-called "level four" school.
Superintendent Pia Durkin tells WBSM News, she expec…
Mass. MCAS Scores Show Many Grads Not Ready For College
Massachusetts education officials say while scores on standardized MCAS tests continue to improve, many of the state's high school graduates are not fully prepared for college level coursework.
Gov. Deval Patrick's administration announced Wednesday that the percentages of 10th graders scoring profic…