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Scheduling Issues Mar Start Of School Year At NBHS

New Bedford High School Headmaster Kathleen Dawson told the School Committee Monday night, the opening of the high school was okay, but not as smooth as she had hoped.

Many students didn't receive their schedules till the first day of school, and some of those schedules were wrong

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Over 400 New Bedford Teachers To Take Part In Training Program

Public school teachers will be learning some new techniques this upcoming school year.

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Durkin Presents FY15 School Budget To City Council

Supt. Pia Durkin spent almost four hours defending her FY15 school budget Wednesday night, but it looks like it may have been worth it.

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Summer Graduation Program Offers Second Chance

A new summer program may offer new opportunities to some New Bedford High School seniors.

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Jim Phillips / TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) at recent School Committee Meeting
Jim Phillips / TSM - Dr. Pia Durkin (L) at recent School Committee Meeting

Dr. Durkin Says She Will Not Resign

The New Bedford Educators Association says it has "no confidence" in the leadership of school Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin, and they're asking her to resign. Union members voted overwhelmingly against the Superintendent over a four day period

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Another Teacher Attacked By Student At NBHS

There's been another attack on a teacher at New Bedford High School.

Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin tells WBSM News, an agitated female student threw an metal trash can on Tuesday, striking a female teacher

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Discipline Continues At NBHS In Aftermath Of Chair-Throwing Incident

The discipline continues at New Bedford High School, following an incident last month where a student threw a chair at a teachers desk.

The student who threw the chair has been expelled from New Bedford High and faces criminal charges in District Court

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Comm. Chester
Comm. Chester

Commissioner Names Durkin As Turnaround Operator For Parker School

Mass.  Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says Supt. Dr. Pia Durkin will be the turnaround operator for the John A. Parker school in New Bedford. 

Earlier this year, Parker School was declared chronically under-performing by the state, and has been designated a "level 5" school

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St. John Did Mitchell “A Favor” By Not Allowing Him to Speak at Teacher’s Rally

New Bedford Educators Association president Lou St. John called into "Saturday Morning with Tim Weisberg" to discuss the decision not to allow Mayor Jon Mitchell to speak at Friday's teacher rally on the steps of New Bedford City Hall

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Mayor Jon Mitchell

Mitchell: Union Denies Mayor Chance To Speak At Rally

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he wanted to speak at Friday's teachers rally at New Bedford City Hall, but was denied the opportunity by the Union President.

Teachers are upset about a proposed Turnaround Plan for New Bedford High School that mandates a 50% turnouver of Teachers and staff Members 

Mitchell says he wants to begin a dialogue with teachers about changes at New Bedford High School

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