Under-performing schools

Mitchell Chester Encouraged By Visit To New Bedford
Mass. Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester says he's encouraged by what he saw Thursday in New Bedford's underperforming schools.
Chester visited both the Parker School and New Bedford High School.
Addressing the School Committee Thursday night, Chester said in both schools he saw serious…
Durkin: Improving MCAS Scores At NBHS Is “Doable”
School officials say a lot of work needs to be done to drastically improve MCAS scores in New Bedford. 
The 2013 scores were generally about the same as last year around the district, but New Bedford High School joined the Parker School and Hayden-McFadden as "level four" or un…