Scholarships and awards totaling $33,100 was presented to 24 members of the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Class of 2016 at the high school on the May 19 Scholarship and Award Night by Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
A largely easygoing, policy-focused forum between incumbent Pat Jehlen and the challenger for her state Senate seat, Leland Cheung, became a spirited debate when the issue of charter schools was raised – bringing the only direct back-and-forth of the event.
A recent 150-student walkout depicting a culture of sexual harassment at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School got the attention of school and city officials, and one commission has put that sympathy into action by scheduling a free film screening and discussion.
To give students the support and confidence he missed in school, one upper school principal is tackling the charged topic of race head on, starting with teachers – as in many schools, mostly white, mostly female – who sit down and talk about race every week.
A statewide effort for more charter schools was opposed Tuesday by the School Committee in a 5-2 vote, an item brought up after being tabled from the previous meeting – as were policies on standardized tests ending this week and sexual harassment at school.
Several Cambridge Rindge and Latin School teachers, with backup from students, have appealed to the School Committee to improve hiring and retention of teachers of color.
From the Friends of CRLS, May 17, 2016: The Friends of CRLS celebrates the presentation of $30,000 in scholarships and awards to the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School […]
At its first meeting since passing a budget April 5, the School Committee had trouble getting through the agenda before going into a closed-door session, with members calendaring items on charter schools, district-level positions and opting out of PARCC tests.
Arbor Day is today across the rest of the country, but it came early to the Maria L. Baldwin School with a special guest appearance by The Lorax, Dr. Seuss’ environmental hero and defender of trees.
A massive municipal budget of $574.6 million is projected for the coming fiscal year, 4.8 percent and $26.3 million bigger than the current adopted budget, and it comes with an expected bump of 6.2 percent in property tax.