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Mitchell Chester Says Change Needed At Hayden-McFadden

The Commissioner of Education for Massachusetts says he's very concerned about the lack of academic improvement at the Hayden-McFadden school in New Bedford...

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Jon Faria/TSM

Superintendent: Hay-Mac Teachers “Won’t Lose Their Position”

With the Hayden-McFadden school's new turnaround plan coming together, New Bedford Superintendent Pia Durkin says no one will lose their job during the re-application process, except for performance reasons...

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photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images

School Committee To Tackle Hay-Mac Turnaround Plan

The New Bedford School Committee is expected to take steps Monday night, attempting to improve academic achievement at the struggling Hayden-McFadden Elementary School...

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Jon Faria/TSM

State Says More Class-Time, Teacher Development Could Help Hayden-McFadden

With New Bedford's Hayden-McFadden Elementary school showing little growth, the state is offering to help.

Russell Johnston of the Dept...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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