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

Newspaper Ad Supporting Supt. Durkin Draws Fire From Union

 

An ad appeared in Wednesday's New Bedford Standard Times, where more than 80 people stated their support for Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin and her attempts to reform New Bedford Schools.  However, the head of the New Bedford Educators Association , Lou St. Joh

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TSM - New Bedford School Committee meets Monday night.
TSM - New Bedford School Committee meets Monday night.

Teachers Union President Says Morale Is Low In City Schools

The President of the New Bedford Educators Association says morale is very low in city schools. 

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NB Public Schools
NB Public Schools

Student Barred From Attending Winslow School Because It lacks Full-Time Nurse

It was not a happy first day of school for Ken Walsh and his family in New Bedford. Walsh's six year old daughter is a type one diabetic, and per her doctor's orders, she needs to attend a school with a full-time nurse on duty.

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Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.
Supt. Pia Durkin (left) at Monday night's New Bedford School Committee Meeting.

Durkin Offers A Plan For Success In New Bedford Schools

Doctor Pia Durkin attended the School Committee meeting Monday night for the first time as Superintendant of New Bedford Public Shools. 

During the meeting Durkin introduce the new Theory of Action for the New Bedford Schools

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