When you think about what Cambridge needs for its next superintendent of schools, what words come to mind? Leader? Role model? Visionary?
Josh Wairi will go to trial the final week in April, and the outline of the trial has started to become clear: Whether the videos he made of naked children taking showers and getting dressed meets the definition of child porn.
A $163.9 million budget for the next school year was approved unanimously by School Committee vote Tuesday. It’s about $7.3 million more than the current budget, with $1.2 million for new initiatives.
With social emotional support for kids, help for low-testing schools and teacher coaching identified as budget priorities, district officials talked a lot about how to refocus resources already in place.
The school-to-prison pipeline discussion begun last month continues Wednesday with Daniel J. Losen’s free talk on “Closing the School Discipline Gap.”
Legendary choreographer Twyla Tharp, NASA astronaut Mae C. Jemison and others are coming to Cambridge starting Monday for a free, public weeklong Creativity Forum at Lesley University.
“Strange Days” short plays; the Port Sounds Music Festival; “Magnetic” film premiere at BUFF; Diamond Rug at The Sinclair; and “Doñagdeo: Mapping the Unseen” art experience.
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 acknowledged it, although an attempted correction of the situation leaves something to be desired.