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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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TSM - New Bedford School Committee meets Monday night.
TSM - New Bedford School Committee meets Monday night.

Teachers Union President Says Morale Is Low In City Schools

The President of the New Bedford Educators Association says morale is very low in city schools. 

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

Durkin: 2013 Will Be Challenging School Year

The New Bedford School Department is getting its budget in order, but to do that, school officials were forced to eliminate more than 200 positions, including the layoff of 150 teachers. 

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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

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Community Groups Show Support For Innovation Schools

A Coalition of community organizations, business leaders, and educators have signed a letter to the New Bedford School Committee, urging them to support two innovation school proposals now before the Committee. 

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Mayor Jon Mitchell
Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell To DESE: New Bedford Opposed To “City On The Hill” Charter School

 

Mayor Jon Mitchell has informed the Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education, he is opposed to the City On The Hill Charter School in Boston, being awarded a charter for a new school in New Bedford.  I

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