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Durkin And School Committee Must Communicate But Not Through Facebook

 

 

A very nasty disagreement has developed between School Committeeman Chris Cotter and Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin.  The public dispute has spilled onto the pages of Facebook where nothing at all will be resolved.

Cotte...

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Credit: Google Maps

Proceed Cautiously With Innovation Zones

 

It's not a new story, an all A student leaves grade school for middle school and somehow hits a wall.  How do you fix the problem and make middle school more engaging for students and keep them interested in their education going forward? Tha...

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Chris Cotter/Facebook

Cotter Defends Integrity Against Accusations from Supt. Pia Durkin

New Bedford School Committee member Chris Cotter made a bold statement at Monday night's meeting.

Cotter, a detective with the City's police department, says Superintendent Pia Durkin sent a letter to Mayor Jon Mitchell and Cotter's department head, accusing Cotter of using his position as a detective to gather information on a situation involving a student and a teacher at Keith Middle School...

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Jon Faria/TSM

District Exploring ‘Innovation Zone’ For NB Middle Schools

Officials are looking to get creative in solving the achievement gap at New Bedford middle schools.

At Monday's meeting, the New Bedford School Committee discussed the possibility of introducing an Innovation Zone for middle schools...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Accelerated Learning Programs Announced for Keith Middle School

City and school officials announced a new program of advanced courses to be launched at one of New Bedford's middle schools this fall during a brief ceremony at Carney Academy Wednesday morning. 

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New Bedford Supt. Durkin Says “No Cover-Up” in Her Administration

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is defending her administration after comments regarding student behavioral issues in public schools...

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Jon Faria/ TSM

Tablets And Full Day Fridays Among 2017 School Budget Highlights

 

Next year's freshmen at New Bedford High School will have new gadgets to look forward to.

At Monday's meeting, the School Committee approved a $126 million school budget for 2017, about $7.7 mi...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

City Officials Announce Details of New Teachers’ Union Contract

City and school officials announced the details of a new four-year collective bargaining agreement between the city and the New Bedford Educators Association Monday morning outside Carney Academy. 

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NB School Committee Emphasizes Technology In FY17 School Budget

Technology took the forefront of Monday night's New Bedford school budget discussion.

Out of the $7.7 million expected to be added to the district's budget for 2017, $300,000 will be included for technology replacement...

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Would You Consider Striking on PAARC Testing Day?

According to a Standard Times, the schools Superintendent believes New Bedford parents, teachers and students "need to embrace" Parcc testing or feel the pain courtesy of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education...

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