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Dr. Durkin Investigating NBHS Video

School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she's aware of a video which shows a New Bedford High student slamming a chair into a teachers desk, after the teacher refused to return his phone she had confiscated earlier

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Teachers Flock To New Bedford Hiring Fair

Teaching candidates seem to be interested in jobs in New Bedford despite the school district being labelled under-performing. 

More than 200 candidates dropped off resumes Saturday during New Bedford's first-ever Teacher Hiring Fair

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TSM-School budget workshop
TSM-School budget workshop

Durkin Unveils Budget Specifics

 

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin provided a summary of her proposed fiscal 2015 budget last night at Keith Middle School.

The preliminary budget request is $118.7 million for the fiscal year starting July 1st. Tha

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NBHS Winter Sports Athletes See Academic Success

The Athletic Director at New Bedford High School is smiling about the academic acheivements of the school's winter sports athletes. 

City officials say 100% of the High Schools 300 winter sports athletes remained academically elIgible during the entire season, for the second year in a row

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TSM - Parents meeting Monday Night at New Bedford High School

Durkin Meets With 70 Parents About Turnaround Plan

Parents say more involvement is the key to success for New Bedford High School's turnaround plan.

Monday night's second meeting with Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin featured numerous questions about how parents can contribute to the upcoming overhaul

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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 To Hold Second Meeting With Parents

School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin will hold her second meeting with parents on Monday night to explain the turnaround plan for New Bedford High School.

State Education officials have declared New Bedford High an underperforming school and have mandated changes

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Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford
Rep. Antonio Cabral, (D) New Bedford

State Grant To Aid English Language Learners In New Bedford

An English Language Learners Acadamy will open next year at New Bedford High School, thanks to a state grant. 

Rep. Antonio Cabral of New Bedford says the district has been awarded a $135,000 grant from the Executive Office of Education

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Mayor: Solar Power To Help New Bedford Save Millions

 

New Bedford is on a path right now to develop more solar-power capacity than any city east of the Mississippi Rver. 

That statement from Mayor Jon Mitchell on his weekly radio program Wednesday on WBSM. 

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TSM - Teachers stage candlelight vigil outside Keith Middle School
TSM - Teachers stage candlelight vigil outside Keith Middle School

Teachers Stage Candlelight Vigil To Protest Teacher Firings

The New Bedford Educators Association continues to protest staff changes planned for New Bedford High School.  Those changes include replacing 29% of teachers and staff.  Teachers lined up outside Keith Middle School Monday night for a candlelight vigil to protest the dismissal of any teachers

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Durkin To Meet With Students And Parents On NBHS Plan

School Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin is reaching out to students and parents, looking to gain support for the turnaround plan for New Bedford High School. 

The plan includes replacing 29% of the school's teachers and staff members

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