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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

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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New Bedford High School Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant

The New Bedford School District is being awarded over $2 million from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The $2.4 million School Redesign Grant will be used over the next three years to help fund the turnaround plan at New Bedford High School

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Tim Boyle/Getty Images

New Bedford Students To Receive Free Breakfast, Lunch Next Year

Starting next year, students attending New Bedford Public Schools won't have to pay for meals.

In a written release from Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin's office today, the New Bedford School District has been selected to participate in a new federal program called the "Community Eligibility Option", which waives meal fees for all children and eliminates the need for families to submit financial eligibility forms

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - School Committee holding budget hearing at New Bedford High School
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - School Committee holding budget hearing at New Bedford High School

Budget Receives School Committee Approval

Superintendent Pia Durkin says her FY15 budget request of $116.4 million represents the beginning of the recovery of New Bedford Public Schools.

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Google Street view

Low Attendance, High Hopes At Parent Community Forum

Administrators flung open their doors to parents at a community forum at Normandin Middle School Wednesday night. Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin, along with the principals of the city's middle schools, assured parents they want better lines of communication and reduced bullying incidents as much as they do

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Google Street view

Parents Invited To Bring Concerns To Normandin Middle School

Parents of New Bedford middle school students are being urged to attend a community forum Wednesday night.

The meeting with Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin and other officials will center on improving the climate in the city's middle schools, especially after recent events involving student fights at Normandin and the high school

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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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New Bedford Teachers Told They’re Out of a Job

Speaking on WBSM's "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" program, New Bedford Educators Association President Lou St. John said that teachers at New Bedford High School have already begun receiving letters informing them they won't be back next year

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Supt. Pia Durkin listens to parents' concerns. - TSM

Parents Share Concerns With New Bedford’s Superintendent

Superintendent of New Bedford Schools Dr. Pia Durkin is on a mission to include parents in the turnaround plan being implemented at the high school.

Dr. Durkin hosted about 30 parents Thursday afternoon, outlining what changes their children will see with the turnaround plan, including a teacher turnover of 29%

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