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Among blizzard-conditions steps by city, council moves its meeting to Thursday (update)

Among blizzard-conditions steps by city, council moves its meeting to Thursday (update)

The city has taken the rare step of delaying a City Council meeting, bumping it to 5:30 p.m. Thursday from the traditional Monday meeting night by a blizzard expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow.

Despite calls against more administrators, district tries again for summer camp role

Despite calls against more administrators, district tries again for summer camp role

Committee members were not pleased at getting a surprise administrative funding recommendation and referred it back to Superintendent Jeffrey Young to come up with another plan.

Friends of CRLS moves to staff structure, names Elaine Schear executive director

Friends of CRLS moves to staff structure, names Elaine Schear executive director

For FOCRLS to be able to sustain and grow its programs, it became clear a staff structure was needed to leverage volunteer efforts and ensure sustainability, the group’s acting president said.

School officials agree current approach distances educational leaders from kids

School officials agree current approach distances educational leaders from kids

Teachers’ pleas for “more hearts and hands” in classrooms as they struggled to keep up with academic and testing demands seems to have had a major impact on School Committee talks over budget guidelines.

If Tuesday is pizza night, buy at Flatbread and you benefit Peabody School children

If Tuesday is pizza night, buy at Flatbread and you benefit Peabody School children

The Friends of Peabody plan a Flatbread Pizza Night for 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, with a portion of all pizza sales during the event donated to the school-based organization.

Five things to do this weekend: Jan. 10-11

Five things to do this weekend: Jan. 10-11

School open house and Flip Flops family concert; Aeronaut’s Winter Seasonal party; “Marvin Gilmore: Crusader for Freedom” reading; CRLS Dance|Works show; and Pamangan! Filipino Pop-Up Dinner.

Judging revised plans for better schools, committee says: Shows improvement

Judging revised plans for better schools, committee says: Shows improvement

The presentation of Individual School Improvement Plans to the School Committee became mainly about how the plan process itself has been overhauled.

King Open School renovations get study to include pool, offices totaling $131.5M

King Open School renovations get study to include pool, offices totaling $131.5M

A proposed $131.5 million revamp of the King Open School and surrounding public buildings gets a neighborhood meeting Thursday evening, after the City Council approved a $1.5 million feasibility study.

The worst of Cambridge in 2014

The worst of Cambridge in 2014

This was the year the License Commission got weird, the school district drew complaints for its response to a teacher crisis, the city dragged out its projects, Harvard went full Putin and much more.

Teachers call for help, ‘hands and hearts’ in classrooms, after relentless initiatives

Teachers call for help, ‘hands and hearts’ in classrooms, after relentless initiatives

Teachers were invited to talk about budget priorities with the School Committee making it very clear they need more help in the classroom and a dramatic slowdown in the exhausting introduction of initiatives.

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