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.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School students staged a Sexual Assault Awareness Month walkout on Tuesday, decrying what they called a school culture in which fellow students could say offensive things without risk of being called out for it.
The school department won a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award last year from the United States-Canada Government Finance Officers Association. This is a well-deserved award.
Though there were no votes against it and only slight changes from Superintendent Jeffrey Young’s proposed budget from March 15, which itself had few changes over the current year, getting to the 5-0-2 vote brought several contentious and messy moments.
Friends of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is partnering with four local Whole Foods Market stores to raise funds for the city’s only public high school.
Principals lined up to field questions from School Committee members Tuesday, but despite efforts to get them to explore whether they need more resources, they didn’t take the bait.
Remaking the school and community complex on Cambridge Street is likely to cost the city some $26 million more than expected – but for a good reason: It could house school district administrators, long relegated to a crumbling leased building in East Cambridge.
More than 100 Cambridge educators – general and special education teachers, interventionists and coaches – turned out for sharp talk about testing this week. While aiming to make testing “work,” the educators had many concerns and complaints.
Superintendent Jeffrey Young presented his last proposed Cambridge budget of his career Tuesday, coming in with a $172.8 million total – a proposal now balanced through increased revenue from the city budget and cuts “not impacting classrooms.”