Standardized testing within a system of accountability gives political power to those who need it the most: educationally vulnerable students.
There weren’t enough election commissioners on hand Wednesday to hold the random draw of precincts setting the order of Election Day’s ballot count, though the delay is not a problem in itself. It can be held as late as Election Day.
Voters will soon have to rank candidates for School Committee and consider how well Mayor E. Denise Simmons did in leading the panel’s work – whether its incumbents deserve to be reelected, taking into account how much of the past two-year term was spent.
This week, Massachusetts families will get their children’s MCAS 2.0 score reports after its inaugural administration last spring. Just what is this test? And why are so many teachers opposed to it?
Our Revolution Cambridge, the local chapter of a political movement springing from Bernie Sanders’ run for president, announced its endorsements for City Council: Dennis Carlone, Jan Devereux, Sumbul Siddiqui, Vatsady Sivongxay and Quinton Zondervan.
The Cambridge Residents Alliance announced its endorsements of five candidates for election to the City Council in Nov. 7 voting: incumbents Dennis Carlone and Jan Devereux and challengers Sumbul Siddiqui, Vatsady Sivongxay and Quinton Zondervan.
A Better Cambridge, a citywide citizens group that advocates “smart-growth” policies that will build homes and keep real estate prices manageable, has endorsed six candidates for City Council.
There are seven upcoming City Council and School Committee candidate forums before Election Day arrives Nov. 7, and Cambridge Community Television will be covering and live streaming ongoing election coverage.
Running for reelection may or may not have anything to do with the School Committee rearranging its remaining 2017 schedule so there will not be another regular meeting for seven weeks – until Nov. 21, when the city votes.
Vice mayor Marc McGovern, in a very competitive race for City Council, is a level-headed, socially conscious, caring individual who should continue to lead us through tumultuous times.