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Turnaround Plan For NBHS Draws Criticism From Teachers Union

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 The Superintendent of schools is moving ahead with a turnaround plan for New Bedford High School, that includes replacing the schools administrative team and a 50% change-over in the  teaching staff. 

Supt. Pia Durkin announced her intentions Monday night during a meeting of the New Bedford School Committee. 

Minutes later, teachers union President Lou St. John said selecting the turnaround model for the high school was simply wrong…..

 

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Supt. Durkin says the turnaround plan includes lengthening the school day and the school year.  She said the personnel change-over was mandated in Federal regulations in order to reset the culture of the High School……

 

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About 100 teachers attended Monday night’s meeting, wearing red in support of the teachers union.

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