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Cotter Continues To Push Issue With Supt. Pia Durkin

New Bedford School Committee member Chris Cotter continued to push his issue with Superintendent Pia Durkin Monday night.

Cotter claims the superintendent sent letters to Mayor Jon Mitchell and Cotter's supervisors at the New Bedford Police Department, accusing him of using his position as a detective to gain information on a situation involving a student and a teacher at Keith Middle School...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM
Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Ocean State Job Lot Donates Thousands of Books to City Elementary Schools

Pallets of scholastic books were unloaded outside Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in New Bedford's north end Wednesday morning and presented to dozens of eager fourth graders. 

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

City Council Appropriates $18.1 Million for School Repairs

The New Bedford City Council approved $18.1 million in funding for accelerated repair projects at four city elementary schools during Tuesday night's meeting.

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Jon Faria/ TSM
Jon Faria/ TSM

Drop Out Rate Declines At NBHS, While Graduations Rise

New Bedford School officials say more students are graduating from New Bedford High School, and fewer students are dropping out.

Figures from the Mass...

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TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM
TSM - Supt. Pia Durkin (L) during recent School Committee meeting (Photo by Jim Phillips / TSM

New Bedford Superintendent Says District Prepared for New Year

School is set to begin Tuesday and Superintendent Pia Durkin says the district is ready to take on a challenging academic year. With two struggling elementary schools and other difficulties, Durkin said it's heartening that the district's turnaround plan recently was lauded by the state ...

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Photo by Quim Llenas/Cover/Getty Images
Photo by Quim Llenas/Cover/Getty Images

Rush Of Last Minute School Registrations In New Bedford

Despite efforts by the New Bedford School District urging parents to register their children early for school, officials say there has been a large influx of new students signing up over the last week or so...

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Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee
Jim Phillips / TSM - New Bedford School Committee

Over 30 New Bedford Teachers Have Resigned This Month

Nearly three dozen New Bedford Public School teachers have resigned during the month of August.

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TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)
TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L)

Supt. Durkin Responds To Union Vote

Superintendent Pia Durkin says a recent vote questioning her ability to lead is nothing personal.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Teachers departing Keith Middle School after Friday's meeting with Supt. Pia Durkin.
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - Teachers departing Keith Middle School after Friday's meeting with Supt. Pia Durkin.

Teacher’s Union Still Has Issues With Superintendent

it's unclear what action if any was taken by members of the New Bedford Educators Association Friday afternoon during a closed-door meeting with union leaders...

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