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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

Dr. Durkin Says She Will Not Resign

The New Bedford Educators Association says it has "no confidence" in the leadership of school Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin, and they're asking her to resign. Union members voted overwhelmingly against the Superintendent over a four day period

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mayor Continues To Support Supt. Durkin’s Approach

Regardless of the outcome of a "no confidence" vote taken by teachers against Dr. Pia Durkin, Mayor Jon Mitchell says the Superintendent still has the support of himself and the School Committee.

Members of the New Bedford Educators Association have been voting over several days, and results are expected to be announced Thursday

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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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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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Mayor Jon Mitchell
Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell: Union Denies Mayor Chance To Speak At Rally

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wanted to speak at Friday's teachers rally at New Bedford City Hall, but was denied the opportunity by the Union President.

Teachers are upset about a proposed Turnaround Plan for New Bedford High School that mandates a 50% turnouver of Teachers and staff Members 

Mitchell says he wants to begin a dialogue with teachers about changes at New Bedford High School

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) addresses School Committee

Durkin Responds To Rumors About NBHS Turnaround Plan

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin wants to set the record straight about the turnaround plan to be implemented at New Bedford High School.

Addressing the New Bedford School Committee Monday night, Durkin said while the turnaround model will require a 50% turnover of educators and staff at the High School, no decisions have been made as of yet

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LOU ST JOHN

NBEA: Boycott To Extend Beyond United Way

 

The President of the New Bedford Educators Association is asking his members to withdraw their support from the United Way of Greater New Bedford and other businesses and organizations that signed a newspaper ad in support of Supt. Pia Durkin.  Lou St. John wants to make it clear, the boycott goes beyond the

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