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Crashing bore? Not this simulator-laden Traffic Safety Awareness Day on Tuesday

Crashing bore? Not this simulator-laden Traffic Safety Awareness Day on Tuesday

A Traffic Safety Awareness Day might sound like a drag, but the federal Volpe Transportation Center has those wonderful toys.

Difficulties handling ‘advanced learners’ in new structure is test for school officials

Difficulties handling ‘advanced learners’ in new structure is test for school officials

Questions remain on how to identify “advanced learners” and fit their work into school structures, and fears of “tracking” students persist as well.

Consultants hit half-million at high rates, committee acknowledges ‘sticker shock’

Consultants hit half-million at high rates, committee acknowledges ‘sticker shock’

The School Committee approved nearly $500,000 for three professional development consulting contracts, noting “Wall Street rates” and asking “What did we buy?”

Banneker’s summer program operated with $5,000 in help from Eastern Bank

Banneker’s summer program operated with $5,000 in help from Eastern Bank

Eastern Bank awarded the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School a grant to support the school’s summer program, ending Aug. 1.

Community Learning Center offers free 16-week health care career prep program

The 16-week course is designed for English-language learners who want to prepare for entrance into training programs for entry-level health care positions.

Federal policy from ’68 to aid low-income with jobs falters, ‘needs to be rethought’

Federal policy from ’68 to aid low-income with jobs falters, ‘needs to be rethought’

Hiring low-income workers with federal dollars intended for the poor anyway seems like a win-win, but results of the 1968 ‘Section 3′ policy are lagging.

Vote brings talks for superintendent’s third term; his job review starts in July

Vote brings talks for superintendent’s third term; his job review starts in July

The School Committee made the first official move in a third term for Superintendent Jeffrey Young and dueled Tuesday over who gets to work on family engagement issues.

Cambridge ready for increase in tourists delivered by new nonstops from China

Cambridge ready for increase in tourists delivered by new nonstops from China

The first nonstop flight ever between Boston and mainland China arrives Friday at Logan, but Cambridge businesses have long been catering to Chinese visitors.

Early childhood education stakes out spot in Foundry talks once centered on ‘Steam’

Early childhood education stakes out spot in Foundry talks once centered on ‘Steam’

It’s a good thing East Cambridge’s empty Foundry building is big, as lines are hardening for so-called Steam and early childhood education uses.

Breakthrough Greater Boston wins grant of $100,000, its biggest yet from institution

Breakthrough Greater Boston wins grant of $100,000, its biggest yet from institution

Breakthrough Greater Boston is one of 100 local nonprofits to get a grant of $100,000 from the Cumming Foundation’s $100k for 100 program.

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