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There was applause for keeping some math students from learning by computer. Another policy – no buses for middle-schoolers making daily one-mile walks – stayed in place.
The outlook for world language “appears grim,” the mayor wants a solution on class sizes and the burdens of sweeping changes proposed for math curricula are worrying school officials.
Student achievement and school performance were prominent at Tuesday’s meeting of the School Committee, but the interpretation of a controlled-choice policy raised many questions.
Before budget discussions, school officials saw at least 100 teachers and staff crowd a room to show solidarity for contract negotiations and heard repeated calls to ease class sizes.
The committee finalized its budget guidelines Tuesday, along with hearing a two-hour presentation on special education and debating next week’s public comment period a second time.
There’s still time for community input on Cambridge’s school budget, but the window for parents or even the School Committee to have influence is small and shrinking.
Despite it being the night of a Red Sox World Series game and at least the ninth candidates forum of the election season, about 50 parent voters came Wednesday to the the city’s high school for a final glimpse at their School Committee options Nov. 5.
The question of longer school days gets a presentation Tuesday by the school district superintendent, as well as an chance for public comment. Officials and parents attending will likely see an extended “school day” of their own.
Elected officials keen on early childhood education weren’t taking slow for an answer Monday.
With at least 208 homeless kids in Cambridge Public Schools and even more considered “food insecure,” parents and educators are patching together efforts to raise awareness and have fewer going home hungry over weekends and holidays.