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Durkin Responds After Three New Bedford Teachers Publicly Resign

 

NEW BEDFORD - After three teachers at Keith Middle School resigned in public fashion at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee meeting, Dr. Pia...

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Courtesy City of New Bedford

Four New Bedford Schools Get Major Upgrades

NEW BEDFORD — City and school officials joined students at Hayden McFadden Elementary School to announce the completion of new school window and door replacement projects at four large elementary schools...

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NB Preliminary FY18 School Budget Revealed

New Bedford school officials revealed a preliminary $145,420,517 budget for FY18 on Monday night.

That number includes $10-million in enhancement requests, which are considered important to moving the district toward their performance goals...

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Supt. Durkin Intends to Fully Complete Current Contract

NEW BEDFORD - New Bedford Public School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin says she intends on completing her three-year contract with the city.

There had been questions whether Dr...

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Innovation Zone Not Likely For NB Middle Schools

New Bedford is unlikely to move forward with Innovation Zone plans for the city's middle schools.

At Monday's School Committee meeting, officials announced the district would pursue a different middle school redesign as they try to improve grades...

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L-r: School nursing staff Donna Calderbank, Kelly Melo, Jan Turner, Melissa Goncalves, and interim supervisor Wanda Nunes present
receipts from the items bought from donations, totaling more than $3,900, with NBEA President Lou St. John and FCFCU President & CEO Peter Muise. COURTESY OF NEW BEDFORD SCHOOLS.
L-r: School nursing staff Donna Calderbank, Kelly Melo, Jan Turner, Melissa Goncalves, and interim supervisor Wanda Nunes present receipts from the items bought from donations, totaling more than $3,900, with NBEA President Lou St. John and FCFCU President & CEO Peter Muise. COURTESY OF NEW BEDFORD SCHOOLS.

NBEA To Distribute Coats, Other Winter Items to New Bedford Students in Need

NEW BEDFORD — The New Bedford Educators Association collected more than $3,900 in donations for their annual winter coat drive. With the donations, the school nursing staffs, who coordinate the drive, were able to purchase more than $5,000 worth of clothing and toiletries for students in need with discounts from local businesses...

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Five Star Companies CEO David Cabral, middle, speaking to Supt. Pia Durkin (L) and Ma Sec. of Education Jim Peyser. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Five Star Companies CEO David Cabral, middle, speaking to Supt. Pia Durkin (L) and Ma Sec. of Education Jim Peyser. | Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Five Southcoast Companies Join MA STEM@Work Program

Massachusetts Secretary of Education Jim Peyser visited New Bedford Monday to announce five Southcoast companies have signed on to participate in MA STEM@Workto engage high school students in the career fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 

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School Climate, Community Engagement Among Supt. Durkin’s Top Goals

New Bedford Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin presented the School Committee with her goals for the 2016-2017 school year Monday night.

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Mayor Mitchell Reacts To School Test Scores

State test results for New Bedford Schools were mixed, but Mayor Jon Mitchell is still looking for improvement.

Speaking on his weekly radio program, the Mayor said faculty and administrators are working hard to attain higher academic acheivement in both the middle schools and high school...

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Syringe or Wood Chip

Lots of buzz within social media over an incident at New Bedford's Hayden McFadden School. A child finds what some are claiming to be a syringe in the playground and jabs another student several times, with the needle...

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