The quick election of city councillor Marc McGovern as mayor – and therefore as chairman of the School Committee – at the council’s Jan. 1 morning inauguration led the way for the committee’s own election of its vice chair at their inauguration that evening.
The revived Black Student Union at Cambridge Rindge and Latin high school released “Cambridge’s Minority Reports: Volume 1” last week, bringing debate over the video’s distribution and approach to discussing incidents that took place at school.
Lacking how to measure academic successes almost kept the School Committee from voting approval of Superintendent Kenneth Salim’s District Plan Framework in June, after a yearlong germination period. Half a year later, those measures have been voted in.
A second community group has come forward with concerns over a recent “codification” of fees for the use of school buildings, asking the School Committee for reconsideration of charges that could hit some families hard.
A motion by School Committee members Emily Dexter and Manikka Bowman to televise all of this year’s budget-related meetings was set aside temporarily Nov. 21 by vice chairman Fred Fantini because budget co-chair Kathleen Kelly was not present.
On the rocky road to the promise of world language for all dangled before parents in past years, the School Committee tries to find a balance of socioeconomic status and sibling preference in classes with limited space.
Middle school principals were visibly frustrated by the end of a School Committee roundtable about the middle school math program when Mayor E. Denise Simmons made it clear that there was no action in sight.
If you care about how money is spent and who takes care of the city’s children, you should vote. The term has been a bit of a mess, but the Nov. 7 election can put the School Committee back on track.
Members of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s Black Student Union have produced a public service announcement to “promote a dialogue on the NFL protests, police brutality, racism and empathy,” said their faculty adviser, history teacher Kevin Dua.
Residents eager to see improved support to children with advanced-learning needs are challenging School Committee candidates to commit to helping them.