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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee
Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

School Committee Hears Results Of Community Survey

The New Bedford School Department's first online community survey attracted 900 responses from parents, staff members, students and other interested parties. Results of the survey were presented to the School Committee last night

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Over 400 New Bedford Teachers To Take Part In Training Program

Public school teachers will be learning some new techniques this upcoming school year.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Joan Klein Jacobs and Dr. Irwin Jacobs at scholarship presentation.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Joan Klein Jacobs and Dr. Irwin Jacobs at scholarship presentation.

Local Seniors Receive Jacobs Family Scholarship

Five local high school students on their way to college received the Jacobs Family Scholarship to pursue studies in science and engineering.

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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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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)

Supt. Durkin Responds To Union Vote

Superintendent Pia Durkin says a recent vote questioning her ability to lead is nothing personal.

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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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New Bedford High School Jim Phillips / TSM

Another Teacher Attacked By Student At NBHS

There's been another attack on a teacher at New Bedford High School.

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin tells WBSM News, an agitated female student threw an metal trash can on Tuesday, striking a female teacher

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)

Durkin Plans Forum On School Violence

Following an apparent bullying incident this month at Normandin Middle School where a student was seriously hurt, Supt. Pia Durkin is planning a forum to discuss school violence.

Durkin says an anti-bullying program is stressed in all middle schools, but schools can't do it alone

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - NB School Committee at Keith Middle School
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - NB School Committee at Keith Middle School

Longer Days Ahead For Students

Some New Bedford students will be spending more time in school beginning this fall.

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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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