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School to bring in recess experts for year; one ‘no’ over use of improvement funds

School to bring in recess experts for year; one ‘no’ over use of improvement funds

A Cambridge elementary school is outsourcing recess, bringing in experts for a year after a School Committee vote approved a $25,000 contract award.

State’s mostly positive district study fires on elected officials, even on election style

State’s mostly positive district study fires on elected officials, even on election style

Criticisms from state education officials brought denunciations from School Committee members that reviewers didn’t know what they were talking about.

Ivy league advice on surviving, thriving during your first year at a new college

Ivy league advice on surviving, thriving during your first year at a new college

Away from home for the first time? Feeling a bit lost amid the sprawl and urban setting of our colleges and universities. Here’s some advice from those who survived.

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Along with other business, the city has committed to a bus to bring students from Rindge Towers and Jefferson Park to the Vassal Lane/Tobin school building.

School hirings bring ‘relationship’ talks, superintendent vow he’s not usurping

School hirings bring ‘relationship’ talks, superintendent vow he’s not usurping

Three surprise appointments, including one involving the head of the local teachers union, brought on a conversation about district transparency.

Wairi, teacher in Cambridge, Somerville, awaits April 7 trial on child porn charges

Wairi, teacher in Cambridge, Somerville, awaits April 7 trial on child porn charges

A federal Judge has scheduled a trial date for Joshua Wairi, 27, but expressed hopes a settlement would come before then.

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.

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