The toxic atmosphere around charter schools in Massachusetts was largely absent from a School Committee election forum this week, but criticisms of public school failures around race and academic achievements were prominent.
A $6.9 million gift from an anonymous donor to Lesley University will be used to expand its College of Art and Design’s curriculum in animation, digital filmmaking, illustration and graphic design.
A near-total rewrite of the school district’s “Rights and Responsibilities Handbook” and Cambridge Rindge & Latin School student handbook for 2017-18 – neither of which most students have ever seen – was urged by School Committee members Tuesday.
While some might think twice about bringing a book with “Yale” in the title to Harvard territory, Michael Danziger has a different set of standards: He’s the guy who stuck with the college crew team for a full four years despite total athletic ignominy.
Indigenous People’s Day will officially replace Columbus Day on the district’s school calendar after the School Committee voted Tuesday to make the change. It follows a City Council decision in June 2016 to change the holiday held the second Monday in October.
Teachers of color describe “microaggressions” in the classroom and hallways and in staff meetings, as well as administrative resistance and punishment for questioning the quality of district efforts – with the result that they are tiring of the struggle and leaving.
Cambridge School Committee candidate Fran Cronin released the first of four white papers on her campaign priorities to a crowd gathered June 27 at Atwood’s Tavern, including current and former local and state politicians.
Hannagh Jacobsen has joined the Paul Toner campaign for City Council as campaign manager, just as Toner received the endorsements of the Mass Retirees union, SEIU Local 888 and Sheet Metal Workers Local 17.
If we’re going to meet the goal of ensuring that all Cambridge children have access to affordable preschool, the council and School Committee must work with a sense of urgency. A deadline will force answers, sooner rather than later, on policy, financing and logistics.
The fate of an MIT dorm has changed again, in apparent administration retaliation against student and alumni attempts to prevent an earlier announced change.