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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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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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TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.
TSM - Mayor Mitchell answers questions on his radio program.

Mayor Understands Teachers’ Frustrations as Rally is Planned

Those standing in support of the teachers at New Bedford High School are planning a rally this Friday at City Hall. The supporters are responding to the implementation of a turnaround plan at the underperforming school, that calls for the replacement of at least 50% of the staff

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TSM - DESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester holds a roundtable at Parker Elementary School.
TSM - DESE Commissioner Mitchell Chester holds a roundtable at Parker Elementary School.

State Takeover Looms over New Bedford School

During a roundtable at the "Level Four" Parker School, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester made it clear.

Chester heard from school officials, teachers, and parents on any progress the school has made since it's "Level Four" designation three years ago, and where the school is still lacking

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New Bedford Stakeholders Discuss High School’s Problems

With New Bedford High School's level four status, the state education department calls for several actions, one of them being a Local Stakeholders Group.

The thirteen-person panel met last night to understand their role of interpreting data, and coming up with recommendations for Superintendent Dr

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