Pia Durkin

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. Durkin was seeking employment elsewhere, but she debunked those by saying she fully intends on continuing to serve the distr…
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...
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).
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...
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.
The school Superintendent tells a different story...
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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