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Teachers call for help, ‘hands and hearts’ in classrooms, after relentless initiatives

Teachers call for help, ‘hands and hearts’ in classrooms, after relentless initiatives

Teachers were invited to talk about budget priorities with the School Committee making it very clear they need more help in the classroom and a dramatic slowdown in the exhausting introduction of initiatives.

Schools see ‘accelerated learning’ change, with student diversity the next challenge

Schools see ‘accelerated learning’ change, with student diversity the next challenge

A change in structure and name symbolizes that the “Office of Special Education” now seeks to support all student needs, but officials want more students to actually be part of the program.

Superintendent gets another year, raise, giving ‘period of transition’ in 6-1 vote

Superintendent gets another year, raise, giving ‘period of transition’ in 6-1 vote

The School Committee voted 6-1 to extend Superintendent Jeffrey Young’s contract one year, from June 2015 to June 2016. Young’s gross salary for each of these two years will be $267,000.

Football tailgate, receptions among plan by alumni group for homecoming week

Football tailgate, receptions among plan by alumni group for homecoming week

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Alumni Association has announced its third annual homecoming schedule, stretching from just before Thanksgiving into December.

Harvard biologist Lauren O’Connell among winners of science fellowship

Harvard biologist Lauren O’Connell among winners of science fellowship

The 2014 L’Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship recognizes five U.S.-based female researchers for outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Group awards $30,000 of legal settlement to Mystic River Watershed Association

Group awards $30,000 of legal settlement to Mystic River Watershed Association

The Mystic River Watershed Association got $30,000 for environmental restoration on Oct. 7 from the Oaktree Appellants, a group of local activists.

After ‘Red Pencil’ brings her to Sudan, talk brings author Pinkney here tonight

After ‘Red Pencil’ brings her to Sudan, talk brings author Pinkney here tonight

A talk with author Andrea Davis Pinkney – such as tonight’s – is likely to be as inspiring a literary time as one could imagine.

Health Alliance, CLC among 20 honorees with English programs for their workers

Health Alliance, CLC among 20 honorees with English programs for their workers

Cambridge Health Alliance and the Cambridge Community Learning Center were among businesses and labor management partnerships honored by English for New Bostonians and its English Works Campaign.

Cambridge Public Schools, Finance Dept. win association award for schools budget

Cambridge Public Schools, Finance Dept. win association award for schools budget

The award represents a significant achievement, according to the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

What happened to America? ‘Unwinding’ author Packer gives answer Wednesday

What happened to America? ‘Unwinding’ author Packer gives answer Wednesday

The New Yorker’s George Packer talks about the new America in his ‘The Unwinding’ and at a free lecture Wednesday at Lesley University.

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