A surge in high school population is making class registration, size and access – as well as participation in sports activities – more unpredictable and stressful, the School Committee heard Tuesday.
A district dress code policy was passed Tuesday by the School Committee, affirming language from a student-led process and without a controversial sentence added over the summer by an adult committee member.
The Cambridge Housing Authority is giving $450,000 to one community program and free space to another inside a health clinic on Windsor Street near two public housing developments.
The School Committee held a two-day retreat last month to set priorities and make sure its members could work well together, but its first public meeting since the summer shows it came back worse than it went in.
A districtwide student dress code made its third appearance in as many meetings on Tuesday’s School Committee meeting agenda, and again remained unresolved at the end of the night.
Most if not all School Committee members were perplexed Tuesday by Mayor E. Denise Simmons’ motion to “convene a preliminary discussion on how members are to be identified, addressed and recorded for public record.”
At its first meeting of the school year, the School Committee telegraphed dual messages: Members will not be asking the school administration for much – if anything – this semester. And their meetings may be very tense.
No voter should use the late-campaign mysterious mailer brouhaha to decide how they’re casting a ballot. There are plenty of other ways to decide the 26th Middlesex District.
A Black Lives Matter rally planned for Thursday will focus not just on violence to people of color nationwide, but on the gentrification of Cambridge and stubborn achievement gap in city schools.
The student dress code for Cambridge Public Schools ran into new conflict as the School Committee held its summer meeting Tuesday, thinking the second reading of revisions on the code would be the final.