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TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

Teachers Taking “No Confidence” Vote This Week

New Bedford teachers are taking a vote of "no confidence" this week against Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin.  The vote was disclosed in a memo sent to all members late Saturday

According to the Union's Board of Directors, there was a vote taken Friday afternoon at Keith Middle School, where the vast majority of teachers present expressed no confidence in Dr

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Teachers departing Keith Middle School after Friday's meeting with Supt. Pia Durkin.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Teachers departing Keith Middle School after Friday's meeting with Supt. Pia Durkin.

Teacher’s Union Still Has Issues With Superintendent

it's unclear what action if any was taken by members of the New Bedford Educators Association Friday afternoon during a closed-door meeting with union leaders..

The meeting was a follow-up to a previous meeting in December where members shared concerns about the school administration

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

Union President: Teacher Investigation “Outrageous”

The head of the New Bedford Educators Association says he's outraged that teacher Joanne Maura is being investigated by the school administration following an incident last month where a student threw a chair at her desk

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Photo from New Bedford Educators Association
Photo from New Bedford Educators Association

Educators Union And School Nurses Help Needy Students

 

The New Bedford Educators Association and school nurses teamed up again this year to come to the aid of needy students in the school district. 

The union received an $1,800 grant from its parent organization, Mass. Tea

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New Bedford Teachers Told They’re Out of a Job

Speaking on WBSM's "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" program, New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John said that teachers at New Bedford High School have already begun receiving letters informing them they won't be back next year

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NBEA Leader Welcomes Council Involvement

The New Bedford teachers union president says he welcomes the City Council's involvement in school department affairs.

Responding to a Standard Times editorial letter, Lou St. John says over the last several years, the Council may have lost trust in the School Committee after having to appropriate extra funds to the schools from the city-side of government in order to make up a multi-million dollar deficit

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Mayor and Union Leader Continue to Clash Over Turnaround Plan

Mayor Jon Mitchell maintains he sees and understands the frustrations of teachers as the "turnaround plan" at New Bedford High School is implemented.

Mitchell authored an op-ed piece published in We

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St. John Did Mitchell “A Favor” By Not Allowing Him to Speak at Teacher’s Rally

New Bedford Educators Association president Lou St. John called into "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" to discuss the decision not to allow Mayor Jon Mitchell to speak at Friday's teacher rally on the steps of New Bedford City Hall

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Teacher Rally Calls for Halt of Turnaround Plan

Several hundred people gathered outside City Hall Friday, in support of the teachers at New Bedford High School.

New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John addressed the large crowd, saying Superintendent Dr

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TSM - New Bedford High School
TSM - New Bedford High School

Turnaround Plan For NBHS Draws Criticism From Teachers Union

 The Superintendent of schools is moving ahead with a turnaround plan for New Bedford High School, that includes replacing the schools administrative team and a 50% change-over in the  teaching staff

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