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Community Learning Center offers free 16-week health care career prep program

The 16-week course is designed for English-language learners who want to prepare for entrance into training programs for entry-level health care positions.

Federal policy from ’68 to aid low-income with jobs falters, ‘needs to be rethought’

Federal policy from ’68 to aid low-income with jobs falters, ‘needs to be rethought’

Hiring low-income workers with federal dollars intended for the poor anyway seems like a win-win, but results of the 1968 ‘Section 3′ policy are lagging.

Vote brings talks for superintendent’s third term; his job review starts in July

Vote brings talks for superintendent’s third term; his job review starts in July

The School Committee made the first official move in a third term for Superintendent Jeffrey Young and dueled Tuesday over who gets to work on family engagement issues.

Cambridge ready for increase in tourists delivered by new nonstops from China

Cambridge ready for increase in tourists delivered by new nonstops from China

The first nonstop flight ever between Boston and mainland China arrives Friday at Logan, but Cambridge businesses have long been catering to Chinese visitors.

Early childhood education stakes out spot in Foundry talks once centered on ‘Steam’

Early childhood education stakes out spot in Foundry talks once centered on ‘Steam’

It’s a good thing East Cambridge’s empty Foundry building is big, as lines are hardening for so-called Steam and early childhood education uses.

Breakthrough Greater Boston wins grant of $100,000, its biggest yet from institution

Breakthrough Greater Boston wins grant of $100,000, its biggest yet from institution

Breakthrough Greater Boston is one of 100 local nonprofits to get a grant of $100,000 from the Cumming Foundation’s $100k for 100 program.

School projects emphasize environment, community; King Open kids gets A/C

School projects emphasize environment, community; King Open kids gets A/C

Remediation threatened a September 2015 opening for the city’s first in a round of remodeled schools, but that and various capital projects go on.

School Committee meeting: PARCC test rejection next year wins support, praise

School Committee meeting: PARCC test rejection next year wins support, praise

Keeping MCAS and delaying use of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career test topped Tuesday’s agenda.

School Committee honors ‘small sample’ of student achievement from past year

School Committee honors ‘small sample’ of student achievement from past year

Student committee members, scholarship winners and the seven-member Envirothon team – the high school’s first in nearly a decade – were honored Tuesday.

Enough testing and tech! We don’t need the PARCC, we need our schools back

Enough testing and tech! We don’t need the PARCC, we need our schools back

This city, known for being progressive, innovative, smart and diverse, can do better than turn my child’s education into a series of exercises preparing her for standardized tests.

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