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Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
Dr. Pia Durkin Addressing School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

Test Scores In City Schools Show General Progress

The results are in for the students of New Bedford Public Schools.

Supt. Pia Durkin presented the district's end-of-year testing data during Monday night's School Committee meeting, which is compared to test results gathered in the beginning of the year.

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Tempers Flair As Two City Councilors Walk Out Of Budget Hearing

Sparks flew early during Thursday night's City Council budget hearing with the School Department.

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Image provided by New Bedford School Department

City-Wide Student Art Now On Display

More than 3,500 pieces of art work done by New Bedford student-artists is on display at the Paul Rodrigues School Administration Building on County Street.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says the annual district-wide student art show is a big attraction, and will be open to the public starting Friday, from 8am to 4pm, through May 21st

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Parents Don’t Want Kempton Closed

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's FY16 budget proposal of $120.4 million during a public hearing Monday night but Mayor Jon Mitchell plans to reduce that amount before presenting his city budget to the City Council on Wednesday.

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Despite School Committee Approval, Mayor Plans To Cut Durkin’s Proposal

The New Bedford School Committee approved Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin's proposed $120.4 million budget Monday night 6-1. However, the mayor will not support it. 

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Six New Bedford Schools Honored For Breakfast Program Increase

Six New Bedford schools have been honored for reaching 80% participation in the free School Breakfast Program.

The schools are the Hathaway, Hannigan, Kempton, Parker, Pacheco and Jirah Swift elementary schools

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Durkin’s Budget Reduced By $4.4 Million, Mayor Still Thinks It’s Too High

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin presented her revised budget proposal to the New Bedford School Committee Wednesday night during a budget workshop meeting.

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New Bedford Schools ’16 Budget: ELL Programs A Priority

New Bedford superintendent Pia Durkin has high expectations for the next school year.

At last night's school committee meeting she presented the preliminary 2016 Fiscal Year Budget, requesting $125,771,768

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Investigation Into Chokehold Incident Complete, Vice Principal No Longer Employed By District

An assistant principal at a New Bedford middle school accused of placing a student in a chokehold is no longer an employee of the New Bedford Public School District.

Jon Carvalho, spokesman for Superintendent Dr

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

Dawson Resigns As Headmaster At NBHS

Kathleen Dawson has resigned her position as Headmaster at New Bedford High School, and the School Department announced Friday that Bernadette Coelho, the acting Headmaster will continue in that role for the rest of the school year

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