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Arlington School Board

School system to take another step on road to collective bargaining

The push to give Arlington Public Schools’ staff collective-bargaining rights is expected to move another step forward in coming weeks. School Board members on Sept. 30 will review a draft list of budget priorities for next year to be handed...

Endorsement: Mary Kadera for Arlington School Board

When she launched her bid for office lo those many months ago, we had high hopes for Mary Kadera. She seemed both willing to take on the status quo within the frequently leadership-starved School Board, and to understand what...

Editor’s Notebook: Locked and loaded, ballot-wise

It took a mere 3 days for my request for an absentee ballot to be processed and the ballot to land in the mailslot, and then just another day for me to commune with my conscience and mark the...

Candidate urges restraint in developing Career Center site

Arlington’s likely next School Board member says her future colleagues need to pump the brakes and consider scaling back grandiose plans for the Arlington Career Center site. In a Sept. 14 forum sponsored by the Arlington County Civic Federation, Mary...

Candidate: More students riding transit would be win-win

It seems to be a policy position Arlington School Board candidates always gravitate to, but one that never quite gets to the implementation stage. And the most likely next School Board member is herself aboard with the perennial proposal –...

Candidate: Declines in SOL scores unacceptable

If the first step in fixing a problem is acknowledging there is a problem, give Democratic School Board endorsee Mary Kadera credit for recognizing the elephant in the room. At the Sept. 8 Arlington Committee of 100 campaign forum, Kadera...

School Board lauds clerk on departure

Arlington School Board members on Aug. 26 honored their retiring clerk, Melanie Elliott, who has departed after 13 years. Elliott was “a pillar in our office,” School Board Chairman Barbara Kanninen said. Kanninen praised Elliott’s “graceful demeanor, and “her calm...

Civic Federation candidate forum to be online-only affair

It’s looking more and more like a second consecutive general election will be conducted mostly in a “virtual” environment. The Arlington County Civic Federation has announced plans to hold its Sept. 14 candidate forum in an online format, as the...

Editorial: Arlington School Board puts students, staff at risk

It was during 2020 that Democratic elected officials across the land, driven by their radical left flank, undertook an effort to devalue, demoralize and defund public safety. Now in 2021, many of those same elected officials – besieged by constituents...

School Board contender presses for debates, debates and more debates

The result in November is all but a foregone conclusion, but one of the two candidates for Arlington School Board is trying to prime the pump for more, rather than fewer, candidate-engagement sessions in coming months. “To prepare for the...
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Editor’s Notebook: Get those boxes packed!

Yesterday marked the first day that sports czar Dave and I took some boxes from our current office across...
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