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District’s student mental health solution reveals loss of confidence from officials

District’s student mental health solution reveals loss of confidence from officials

There were moments of palpable frustration at a special meeting on the budget Wednesday from some School Committee members, teachers and the public, particularly about the district’s burgeoning social and emotional issues.

Not all of core faculty at Lesley University support push for unionization with SEIU

Not all of core faculty at Lesley University  support push for unionization with SEIU

Thirty-eight Lesley instructors say they are concerned that the current media discussion profiles only a small percentage of core faculty members, several with limited experience at the university.

Whatever reason, plagiarism is no better for administrators than it is for students

A Cambridge assistant superintendent crossed a line recently and apologized, although an attempted correction of the situation leaves something to be desired.

Schools budget steps up to $164 million, while construction total hits $216 million

Schools budget steps up to $164 million, while construction total hits $216 million

A proposed school district budget for next year shows an almost 5 percent increase to $164 million, with Superintendent Jeffrey Young calling it concentrated “on direct expenditures on students.”

‘Core’ Lesley instructors file to join union, with details of final vote to be determined

‘Core’ Lesley instructors file to join union, with details of final vote to be determined

Full-time faculty members at Lesley University plan have filed for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board, hoping to join more than 500 adjunct instructors in talks to improve their pay, benefits and stability.

‘The Hunting Ground’: Quest to defeat sex assault becomes more of an odyssey

‘The Hunting Ground’: Quest to defeat sex assault becomes more of an odyssey

Documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick again navigates the grim, dark terrain of sex offense, this time delving into the pervasive culture of rape on college campuses.

Cambridge kids are mostly vaccinated, but rate dips deeply at certain schools

Cambridge kids are mostly vaccinated, but rate dips deeply at certain schools

School health officials estimate that 98 percent of students are immunized in Cambridge, but that statistic is not the whole story.

After 30 years, leadership change arrives in July for Agassiz Baldwin Community

After 30 years, leadership change arrives in July for Agassiz Baldwin Community

After more than 30 years heading the Agassiz Baldwin Community, executive director Terry DeLancey is retiring. Maria LaPage, the organization’s director of children’s programs, has been named as the new executive director, effective July 1.

Five things to do this weekend: March 7-8

Five things to do this weekend: March 7-8

Maple Syrup Festival; Empty Bowls Project charity soup event; “Microchondria II’ short fiction launch party; The Lousy Smarch Spectacular; and silent films with live music.

Parents want test that starts making good on ‘broken promise’ of world language

Parents want test that starts making good on ‘broken promise’ of world language

The School Committee got a comprehensive status report on the district’s new math program Tuesday and heard a plea from third-grade families from the Baldwin School to start a pilot world language program there next fall.

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