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Dr. Pia Durkin

Superintendent

New Bedford High School

Direct Phone: (508) ***-**** ext. ****       

Email: p***@***.org

New Bedford High School

230 Hathaway Boulevard

New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

United States

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Affiliations

Board Member
SMARTS Collaborative

Education

Ph.D.

New York University

master's degree

New York University

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Pia Durkin, Superintendent ...

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Pia Durkin, Superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools, cited summer learning as a key strategy in the district's recent success moving the needle on English Language Arts, especially among English Language Learner (ELL) students.


Pia Durkin, Superintendent ...

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Pia Durkin, Superintendent of New Bedford Public Schools, cited summer learning as a key strategy in the district's recent success moving the needle on English Language Arts, especially among English Language Learner (ELL) students.


"The AMIGOS program is an ...

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"The AMIGOS program is an important resource to our schools and we are thankful for the support of the Immigrants' Assistance Center in providing these key services in New Bedford," said New Bedford Public Schools Superintendent Pia Durkin.


The District Management Journal

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New Bedford Public Schools (MA), a struggling district for more than a decade and rated a Level 4-"underperforming" district by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in 2011, hired Dr. Pia Durkin as superintendent in the summer of 2013 to lead a turnaround.

The bold work being done by Superintendent Durkin and her team is leading to dramatic, tangible improvement in student results. This case study explores the actions taken to bring clear focus, effect culture change, and build leadership capacity in the district. Here we examine how Durkin and her team are changing the course and improving outcomes for students.
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Dr. Pia Durkin, Superintendent, New Bedford Public Schools (MA), The District Management Journal, Spring 2016 (Commentary, 9 pages, PDF)
New Bedford Public Schools (MA) Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin reflects on her turnaround work in the district and shares the lessons learned. Durkin shares how she tackled the many challenges before her, weathered a vote of "no confidence" from the New Bedford Educators Association, and changed the course in New Bedford by cultivating stakeholder support, building leadership capacity, bringing laser-focus on high-quality instruction through measurement and accountability, and changing the culture of the district to one that is focused on student needs. Student achievement results are evidence of her success, but for Durkin, this is the beginning: she is "in it to win it" for the district.


New Bedford School Superintendent ...

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New Bedford School Superintendent Pia Durkin informed New Bedford High School educators just before winter break that she intends to implement a school "turnaround plan" under which all staff will be required to reapply for their jobs and that at least 50 percent of them will not be rehired.

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