A move to “pause” implementation of the standardized test called PARCC won support Tuesday from the School Committee and will be sent to the city’s legislative delegation and other state-level education leaders.
Jamel Adkins-Sharif, appointed to lead Vassal Lane in March 2012 upon the creation of it and three other upper schools, plans to depart at the end of the academic year “to pursue other professional opportunities.”
Full-time “core” faculty at Lesley University voted today to join the Faculty Forward union, a project of Service Employees International Union Local 509. The 81-56 vote means nearly 60 percent of core faculty voted in favor.
While parents are frustrated about the lack of world language programs in the upper grades of Cambridge’s school district, they compete fiercely for spots in its three kindergarten language immersion programs – with the city’s wealthier families winning out.
Lesley University conferred 1,651 degrees and certificates at commencement ceremonies Saturday at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston – a class down 37 percent in the past five years.
Cambridge Community Television is holding a free open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, giving the public to do everything from pitch an idea to take part in an “interactive video feedback experiment.”
A short-term rollback of some school choice policy tweaks look likely, but a look at how things stand since some 2013 revisions also seem to lay groundwork for a longer-term rethinking of school assignments – and maybe for neighborhood schools.
Ninety-six percent of voting members voted to ratify a three‐year contract boosting job and income stability, professional development and teachers’ role in university decisions.
The city is looking for a resident interested in serving on the Kids’ Council to develop policy and program recommendations aimed at making sure Cambridge is a place where children and youth are healthy, safe, educated and civically engaged.
Cambridge Public School policy holds students to high standards of academic integrity and states clear consequences when these standards are not met, and committee members say they expect the same for CPS staff.