Resident Belinda Watt has captured a stunning photo of what remains of the King Open School as the city prepares to replace it with a $131.5 million community education complex. At the moment it has a nice, spacious layout.
Whether – and if so, how – the charter school cap needs to be lifted should be decided via the legislative process, not a referendum. A no vote on Question 2 will send this question back to the State House.
Discussing topics as varied as special education, freshman high school sports, required health curriculum and upper school math, School Committee members showed improved collegiality and cooperation last week – even wading into early budget territory.
Kenneth A. Salim, Cambridge’s superintendent of schools since July 1, is engaged in an “entry plan” of learning through observations, focus groups and data analysis, but he sat down to share what’s he discerned and focused on so far.
A surge in high school population is making class registration, size and access – as well as participation in sports activities – more unpredictable and stressful, the School Committee heard Tuesday.
A district dress code policy was passed Tuesday by the School Committee, affirming language from a student-led process and without a controversial sentence added over the summer by an adult committee member.
The Cambridge Housing Authority is giving $450,000 to one community program and free space to another inside a health clinic on Windsor Street near two public housing developments.
The School Committee held a two-day retreat last month to set priorities and make sure its members could work well together, but its first public meeting since the summer shows it came back worse than it went in.
A districtwide student dress code made its third appearance in as many meetings on Tuesday’s School Committee meeting agenda, and again remained unresolved at the end of the night.
Most if not all School Committee members were perplexed Tuesday by Mayor E. Denise Simmons’ motion to “convene a preliminary discussion on how members are to be identified, addressed and recorded for public record.”