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Summer Graduation Program Offers Second Chance

A new summer program may offer new opportunities to some New Bedford High School seniors.

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Greg Desroseirs/TSM
Greg Desroseirs/TSM

Superintendent Evaluation Is Released By School Committee

The grades are in for Supt. Pia Durkin. The New Bedford School Committee released its End-of-Cycle Summative Evaluation report for the superintendent Monday night.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

MCAS Soon To Be Replaced In New Bedford

The days for MCAS testing in New Bedford schools are numbered after Monday night's School Committee meeting.

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

Durkin Outlines Turnaround Grant for High School

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin briefed the School Committee Wednesday night about the $2.4 million grant the city has received to fund the turnaround plan at New Bedford High School.

The grant amounts to $800,000 a year for three years, but Dr

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Kathleen Dawson resigned Friday as Headmaster at NBHS - TSM
Kathleen Dawson resigned Friday as Headmaster at NBHS - TSM

New Leadership Team For NBHS Introduced

An Assistant Headmaster at the O'Bryant School of Mathmatics and Science in Boston has been named the new Headmaster of New Bedford High School. 

Kathleen Dawson begins her new job on April 1st

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

Amaral And School Committee Prep for Budget Workshop

The newest member of the New Bedford School Committee says he's looking forward to his first budget workshop session Wednesday night at Keith Middle School. 

Josh Amaral tells WBSM News, he knows money isn't the answer to every problem in the school system, but it sure would help

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TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) reads plaque honoring Dr. John Fletcher for his years on the School Committee.
TSM - Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) reads plaque honoring Dr. John Fletcher for his years on the School Committee.

Dr. Fletcher Honored For His Service On School Committee

 

Dr. John Fletcher attended his last New Bedford School Committee meeting this week.

Fletcher served on the school board for eight years before deciding to run for City Council.  He was defeated in the Ward Five primary in October.

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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 - 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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