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L-r: School nursing staff Donna Calderbank, Kelly Melo, Jan Turner, Melissa Goncalves, and interim supervisor Wanda Nunes present
receipts from the items bought from donations, totaling more than $3,900, with NBEA President Lou St. John and FCFCU President & CEO Peter Muise. COURTESY OF NEW BEDFORD SCHOOLS.
L-r: School nursing staff Donna Calderbank, Kelly Melo, Jan Turner, Melissa Goncalves, and interim supervisor Wanda Nunes present receipts from the items bought from donations, totaling more than $3,900, with NBEA President Lou St. John and FCFCU President & CEO Peter Muise. COURTESY OF NEW BEDFORD SCHOOLS.

NBEA To Distribute Coats, Other Winter Items to New Bedford Students in Need

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Educators Association collected more than $3,900 in donations for their annual winter coat drive. With the donations, the school nursing staffs, who coordinate the drive, were able to purchase more than $5,000 worth of clothing and toiletries for students in need with discounts from local businesses...

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Jon Faria/TSM

NB School Committee Looking Into Middle School Redesign

With New Bedford Middle Schools still seeing little progress, school officials will consider making big changes.

At Monday's School Committee meeting, John D'Auria, a member of a non-profit professional development group called Teachers21, presented his findings on New Bedford's potential benefit to adopting Innovation Zones in middle schools...

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Jon Faria/TSM
Jon Faria/TSM

New Bedford Teachers Agree To Three-Year Deal

After nearly three hours of discussions, the New Bedford teachers union approved a new three-year contract on Thursday.

Teachers at New Bedford elementary, middle, and high schools attended the meeting held in the Keith Middle School auditorium...

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School Nurse Sarah Firth checks out jackets to be given to needy students / Jim Phillips TSM
School Nurse Sarah Firth checks out jackets to be given to needy students / Jim Phillips TSM

NBEA Collects Winter Clothes And School Supplies For Needy Students

Members of the New Bedford Educators Association are donating more than $5,3000 worth of coats, winter clothing, educational supplies and hygiene products to needy children in all city schools...

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WBSM archives

Union President Criticizes Outgoing School Committee Member

Marlene Pollock is stepping down as a member of the New Bedford School Committee and will be leaving January 4.

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New Bedford Students To Receive Donations

School nurses from all around New Bedford gathered at Keith Middle School today.

Each year, the New Bedord Educators Association collects donations to buy clothing, educational supplies, and hygiene products for students of all ages in the city...

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Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin speaking during announcement of a new teachers contract. / Jim Phillips / TSM
Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin speaking during announcement of a new teachers contract. / Jim Phillips / TSM

More Details On New Teachers Contract

Officials on Wednesday offered more details on a new contract agreed to by the city government and the New Bedford Educators Association...

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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

New Bedford Superintendent Says District Prepared for New Year

School is set to begin Tuesday and Superintendent Pia Durkin says the district is ready to take on a challenging academic year. With two struggling elementary schools and other difficulties, Durkin said it's heartening that the district's turnaround plan recently was lauded by the state ...

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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...

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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...

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