Rep. Ken Gordon advocates keep facts in science curriculum

The Bedford Citizen 

In an era when otherwise trusted science has been repeatedly questioned at the national level, Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) advocated before the Joint Committee on Education for a bill he filed that will ensure scientifically accepted standards for Massachusetts students.

He was joined by Bedford resident and longtime science writer Alan MacRobert who spoke in support of the representative’s bill H. 471, “An Act Relative to Science Curriculum Standards”, which was co-authored with Bedford science professor Abby Hafer, who is also MacRobert’s wife. 

To read more about the hearing and what Bedford residents and science advocates had to say, click HERE

Rep. Gordon congratulates Marshall Simonds Middle School students for National History Day achievements

In the wake of four middle schooler’s success during National History Day in Washington, D.C., state Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) reached out to honor these Marshal Simonds Middle School children for their hard work and educational achievements.

Three, seventh grade Marshall Simonds students, Nolan Martin, Matthew Shannon, and Emerson Waisnor and one sixth grade student Julia Shvartsman, spent five days, Sunday, June 9, through Thursday, June 13, in the nation’s capital during the 45th annual event.

To read more about their citations from Gordon and the representative’s visit click HERE.

Rep. Gordon files bill advocating for affordable childcare and early childhood education

Representative Ken Gordon (D-Bedford) and Senator Cindy F. Friedman (D-Arlington) are advocating for legislation they filed which would call for more affordable, accessible and high-quality early education and childcare for families in the Commonwealth. Their bills, H.470 and S.288, which are identical, are part of an ongoing effort to make childcare more affordable and available to all parents in the state.

In his testimony during a recent public hearing before the Joint Committee on Education, Gordon said, “The average cost of quality early childcare and education, involving licensed and trained employees, is thousands of dollars per month in Massachusetts,” said Gordon. “That leaves childcare and pre-school out of reach for many families, and it creates a barrier for parents to return to work. We have to address this problem by providing better care, at more affordable rates, so parents, especially women, can return to the workforce when they are ready.”

Read more on the hearing HERE.