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

Newspaper Ad Supporting Supt. Durkin Draws Fire From Union

 

An ad appeared in Wednesday's New Bedford Standard Times, where more than 80 people stated their support for Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin and her attempts to reform New Bedford Schools.  However, the head of the New Bedford Educators Association , Lou St. Joh

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Photo - City of New Bedford
Photo - City of New Bedford

Mayor’s Award Delayed After Teachers, Other Unions Threaten To Picket

 

The President of the New Bedford Educators Association, with the support of other public unions, threatened to picket a regional labor dinner in October, where Mayor Jon Mitchell was supposed to receive the prestigious George Ripley award. 

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TSM - New Bedford High School joins list of underperforming schools in Commonwealth
TSM - New Bedford High School joins list of underperforming schools in Commonwealth

Durkin: Improving MCAS Scores At NBHS Is “Doable”

School officials say a lot of work needs to be done to drastically improve MCAS scores in New Bedford. 

The 2013 scores were generally about the same as last year around the district, but New Bedford High School joined the Parker School and Hayden-McFadden as "level four" or underperforming schools

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