We, as a district, are not serious about closing the achievement gap. Teachers are serious, the staff are serious, every one of our officials, administrators, faculty and staff is serious – but our systemic actions are not serious.
The city will lose approximately $14 million in direct costs out of it $575 million budget if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on a threat to strip sanctuary cities of federal funds, but conversation Monday was of bolstering commitments despite the cost.
A fundraiser will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Nov. 29 at The Flatbread Co. at 45 Day St., Davis Square, Somerville, with a portion of pizza sales (eat-in and takeout) being donated to the nonprofit Friends of Peabody School.
The council passed three items relating to Cambridge’s designation as a “Trust Act City,” including an appeal to the city manager to fund “any and all programs that may be in jeopardy should the federal government stop funding sanctuary cities.”
A peek at the new superintendent’s “entry plan” got a muted reception Tuesday, with most School Committee members offering gentle observations and questions and one sending a polite but firm message asking to see more.
City officials are grappling with questions of what President-Elect Donald Trump’s promise to withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities such as Cambridge might mean for the community. And some are worried.
Rumors that honors-level classes are disappearing from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School are wrong, and administrators are simply exploring ways to improve ninth-grade English and world history classes.
Allowing parents of excluded 4-year-olds to enroll this winter in district schools with empty junior kindergarten and kindergarten seats will show Cambridge wants to be a city that’s affordable for low- and-moderate income families.
As committed educators in the Cambridge Public Schools, we ask you to vote no on Question 2 on Nov. 8. Some of the many reasons the $11.5 million being diverted from the city to charter schools, and the possibility of 12 new charter schools per year in perpetuity.
It took until nearly the end of a two-hour roundtable on charter schools for anyone to bring up the heated climate in which the schools operate – especially with a ballot question coming up Nov. 8 that might raise the cap how many operate in the state.