- Arts + Culture
- Political notes
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.
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.
A Cambridge assistant superintendent crossed a line recently and apologized, although an attempted correction of the situation leaves something to be desired.
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.”
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.
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.
School health officials estimate that 98 percent of students are immunized in Cambridge, but that statistic is not the whole story.
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.
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.
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.