Topic: Schools

Snap Shot: Bodie Evaluation & Interactive Crime Map

Bodie Evaluation The superintendent of Arlington Public Schools is getting good grades for her leadership. Doctor Kathleen Bodie was rated proficient in four developmental areas, the second highest rating – just below exemplary. School committee members discussed their rating of Bodie during the November 9th school committee meeting. Some of the rated areas include instructional leadership, management operations, family and community engagement, and professional culture. School committee members noted the superintendent’s work in providing a high level of service in teaching and learning, as well as dealing with increased enrollment and school building projects. Some, however, noted a desire...

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Snap Shot: MCAS & Kindergarten Aides

MCAS Results The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Exam results are out and although arlington did better than the rest of the state, fewer students are getting high scores. School officials say not to worry though because the nearly 20 year-old exam is more challenging now. The state and Arlington administered what’s known as the next generation MCAS for the first time last spring for grades 3 through 8. Tenth graders who need to pass the exam in order to graduate received the legacy MCAS. Assistant Superintendent Roderick MacNeal told the school committee at its October 26th meeting that the test...

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