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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. Pia Durkin's go-ahead with the turnaround plan is a severe mistake...
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. 
Supt. Pia Durkin announced her intentions Monday night during a meeting of the New Bedford…
Teachers Avoid “No Confidence” Vote for Superintendent
A "vote of no confidence" in the superintendent by the New Bedford Educators Association was just a rumor, according to the union president.
Following a union meeting, President Lou St. John says instead, the union will assemble a task force to sift through the concerns of teachers,…
NBEA May Challenge Innovation School Vote In Court
The School Committee's plan to create an Innovation school in New Bedford may be headed for a court fight. 
Lou St. John, the head of the New Bedford Educators Association says he's talking with attorney's for the Mass. Teachers Association, and they're not ruling out legal a…
Mayor, Others Question City on a Hill Charter School Proposal
Mayor Jon Mitchell questioned the effectiveness the proposed City on a Hill Charter School would have on students in New Bedford.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing in the city Thursday night, and listened to the opinions of officials and concerned resid…