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Arlington School Board

Democrats ratify Kadera as School Board endorsee

The Arlington County Democratic Committee made it official June 2, ratifying Mary Kadera as the party’s endorsee and sending her to likely victory in the November School Board race. “Thank you, everybody – I’m so, so, so, so, so excited,”...

Civic Federation to host School Board, superintendent

The Arlington County Civic Federation will host Arlington School Board members and Superintendent Francisco Durán at its monthly meeting, to be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. online. Advance registration for the meeting is required and must be...

Editorial: Miranda Turner for Arlington School Board

There is a scene in the classic 1970s comedy “Smokey and the Bandit” in which Sheriff Buford T. Justice (played by the incomparable Jackie Gleason) stumbles upon a group of young Georgia car thieves on the side of the...

Letter: Hold politicians accountable for APS failures

Editor: Add my voice to the chorus of constituents that are disappointed and angry about how the Arlington government has proceeded with school openings these last couple months. There is no good reason that our kids cannot be in school...

School Board candidates have concerns about Va. math proposals

With the Virginia Department of Education under attack – fairly or unfairly – for what critics say is an attempt to dumb down math instruction across the commonwealth, the two candidates for the Democratic endorsement for Arlington School Board...

Candidates tout strategies to tackle achievement gap

As one candidate poked around the edges, the other went right for the jugular when asked what the Arlington school system could and should be doing to address disparities in academic performance among different socio-economic groups. “A return to school...

School Board contender: E-mails will show nothing untoward

Arlington School Board candidate Mary Kadera said a political opposition-research effort is unlikely to turn up any dirt on her. In a note to supporters, Kadera (one of two candidates in the upcoming Democratic caucus) noted that a local resident...

Are candidates trying to play the angles on school-reopening?

The two Democratic aspirants for School Board appear to be trying to thread a needle – appealing on the one hand to parents who want their children back in class five days a week, and on the other to...

Democrats set date for School Board debate

The Arlington County Democratic Committee has set the date for a debate between the two candidates vying for the party’s School Board endorsement. Miranda Turner and Mary Kadera will face off in an online forum on Thursday, April 29 at...

Editorial: ‘The absolute worst job in politics’

We had an editorial a month or so ago, wondering aloud if there would come a time when Democrats could find no takers willing to run for School Board in Arlington. Their field for the upcoming caucus is actually two...
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