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School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM
School Committee / Jim Phillips / TSM

State Presents Mid-Year Update To Parker Turnaround Plan

When Parker School was designated a Level 5 school, it may have caused some concern for parents in that district. A mid-year update on the school's turnaround plan shows those concerns were quickly addressed.

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

Durkin Outlines Turnaround Grant for High School

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin briefed the School Committee Wednesday night about the $2.4 million grant the city has received to fund the turnaround plan at New Bedford High School.

The grant amounts to $800,000 a year for three years, but Dr

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM - School Committee holding budget hearing at New Bedford High School
Greg Desrosiers/TSM - School Committee holding budget hearing at New Bedford High School

Budget Receives School Committee Approval

Superintendent Pia Durkin says her FY15 budget request of $116.4 million represents the beginning of the recovery of New Bedford Public Schools.

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Teachers Flock To New Bedford Hiring Fair

Teaching candidates seem to be interested in jobs in New Bedford despite the school district being labelled under-performing. 

More than 200 candidates dropped off resumes Saturday during New Bedford's first-ever Teacher Hiring Fair

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TSM - Parents meeting Monday Night at New Bedford High School

Durkin Meets With 70 Parents About Turnaround Plan

Parents say more involvement is the key to success for New Bedford High School's turnaround plan.

Monday night's second meeting with Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin featured numerous questions about how parents can contribute to the upcoming overhaul

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

Durkin To Hold Second Meeting With Parents

School Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin will hold her second meeting with parents on Monday night to explain the turnaround plan for New Bedford High School.

State Education officials have declared New Bedford High an underperforming school and have mandated changes

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Supt. Pia Durkin listens to parents' concerns. - TSM

Parents Share Concerns With New Bedford’s Superintendent

Superintendent of New Bedford Schools Dr. Pia Durkin is on a mission to include parents in the turnaround plan being implemented at the high school.

Dr. Durkin hosted about 30 parents Thursday afternoon, outlining what changes their children will see with the turnaround plan, including a teacher turnover of 29%

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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.

Supt. Durkin Holding Parent Meetings

Two parent meetings are scheduled for those interested in learning the plans for New Bedford High School, and what the turnaround plan means for their children.

Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin is inviting parents to the meetings, in hopes the two sit-downs will spark more parental involvement in the future

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New Bedford High School / Jim Phillips / TSM

Pollock: Superintendent’s Actions Justifiable

One School Committee member feels the Superintendent of New Bedford School's decisions are justifiable when it comes to turning the high school around.

Making her comments on WBSM's "Mid-Day Live", Marlene Pollock says with New Bedford High School's underperforming status, removing key administrators was not going to make as much of a difference as the removal of 29% of the teachers, which is what Superintendent Dr

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Mayor and Union Leader Continue to Clash Over Turnaround Plan

Mayor Jon Mitchell maintains he sees and understands the frustrations of teachers as the "turnaround plan" at New Bedford High School is implemented.

Mitchell authored an op-ed piece published in We

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