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TSM - New Bedford High School
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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 - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) reviews goals with New Bedford School Committee
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) reviews goals with New Bedford School Committee

Durkin And NB School Committee Review Goals

 

School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin offered a self-assessment of her performance so far, during a meeting of the New Bedford School Committee.

Durkin told the Committee,  the district needs to go a bit slower, to build a better foundation.  

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Some Surprizes In New Bedford Election

 

Here's the results from New Bedford's Municipal Election Tuesday.

The outcome of the at-large council race contained a major surprize.  Former Councilor Naomi Carney edged incumbant John Saunders for the fifth and final at large seat.  T

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Dr. Lawrence Finnerty
Dr. Lawrence Finnerty

Dr. Lawrence Finnerty for Re-Election on “Mid-Day Live”

Dr. Lawrence Finnerty has served for three years on the New Bedford School Committee, and is finishing up his first term at the end of this year. Dr. Finnerty is seeking re-election to the committee.

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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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Josh Amaral for School Committee on “Mid-Day Live”

In the first of a series of "Meet and Greets" on WBSM, Josh Amaral joined me for an hour of discussion.

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New Bedford Administration Building
New Bedford Administration Building

School Committee Looks to Improve Communication

Information sharing is one of the most important practices the New Bedford School Committee needs to stay on top of. That's according to Dr. Irwin Blummer, former Superintendent of Schools in Newton, who met with committee members for two hours Thursday night, giving a laundry list of how the committee can communicate more effectively with department heads and other department staff

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New Bedford Election Contests Take Shape

Following Tuesday's deadline to submit nomination papers to the New Bedford Election Office, the 2013 campaign season is now shaping up in the Whaling City.  Here's a list of candidates.  (Note: * signifies incumbent)

Mayor of New Bedford

Jon Mitchell* (unopposed)
City Council Ward One

Jim Oliveira* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Two

Steve Martins* (unopposed)
City Councilor Ward Three

Henry Bousquet* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Four

Bruce Duarte*

Dana Ribeiro
City Council Ward Five

Dr

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Photo - flickr file
Photo - flickr file

Parents To Rally To Keep Teaching Positions

 

A New Bedford woman is organizing a rally for next Monday, urging the School Committee to restore fine arts teachers to next year's School budget. 

The committee must eliminate 250 positions, including 100 teaching slots, in order to balance next year's spending plan. 

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Mitchell On WBSM: School Cuts Unpleasant, But Need To Be Done

During his weekly radio program on WBSM, Mayor Jon Mitchell offered some thoughts on the School Budget crisis. 

The School Committee was told this week, it must eliminate 250 positions in next year's school budget, including more than 100 teaching positions

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