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Education Commissioner Unveils Parker School Turnaround Plan

The Commissioner of Education has issued a four-point plan to improve academic acheivement at the struggling John A. Parker School in New Bedford. 

The state declared Parker a "level five" school last year, one of only a handful of "chronically underperforming" schools in Mass

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Comm. Chester
Comm. Chester

Commissioner Names Durkin As Turnaround Operator For Parker School

Mass.  Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin will be the turnaround operator for the John A. Parker school in New Bedford. 

Earlier this year, Parker School was declared chronically under-performing by the state, and has been designated a "level 5" school

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Commissioner Mitchell Chester
Commissioner Mitchell Chester

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.

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TSM - Mitchell Chester (second from right) visits the Parker School earlier in October.
TSM - Mitchell Chester (second from right) visits the Parker School earlier in October.

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.

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Jim Phillips / TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) at recent School Committee Meeting
Jim Phillips / TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) at recent School Committee Meeting

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

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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.

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