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Testing the Graduation Requirement: A Ward 4 Education Forum on the MCAS Test

Join the Ward 4 Dems and Boston Public School educators, families, and students for “Testing the Graduation Requirement,” a Boston Ward 4 Democratic Committee Forum. Our panel will explore the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Test’s impact on our children, our educators and our community.

As a highlight, we will all take a portion of the current MCAS Test, a graduation requirement for 10th graders. Would you graduate?


Our moderator: Margaret McKenna, President Emerita, Leslie University

Guests will include:

Lisa Guisbond, Citizens for Public Schools

Alain Jehlen, Citizens for Public Schools

Senator Liz Miranda

Jay’dha Rackard, Boston Arts Academy 10th grader

Janina Rackard-Vickers, BPS parent and educator

with Ward 4 members Dr. Gary Bailey (Simmons University), Lisa Jeanne Graf (BostonSpEdPac), Suzie McGlone (BPS), and Dr. Sheneal Parker (BPS).

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