Academic eligibility requirements governing high school athletics that result in automatic suspension contradict recent research. It also counters the spirit of state law, which prohibits districts from “zero tolerance” policies and automatic school suspensions.
The free Chromebooks relied on by the city’s high school students may not be perfect, but fears that a lack of Internet access make the laptops useless to some students are overblown, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School officials say.
Teacher unions are sometimes envisioned as regressive forces focused on protecting bad teachers. A closer look at the Cambridge Education Association shows a union evolving to become increasingly student-centered and committed to issues of social justice.
The Cambridge Academic Eligibility Standard, which decides if students can participate on interscholastic sports teams, is in conflict with everything Cambridge says it is.
The pedestrian hit by a car last month – beloved high school history teacher and Cambridge resident Sam Bixler, 29 – died Wednesday after a struggle with the complications of brain trauma.
The schools being rebuilt on Cambridge Street are coming in a couple of million dollars under budget, and a landmark is due late this month or in early March: completion of the street frame for the schools of a potentially $160 million complex.
A plea for more recess time – along with renewed alarms that Cambridge Public Schools were not following their own recess policy – was heard by the School Committee last week. A required 20 minutes daily isn’t being bet, some parents, students and teachers say.
Ten high school students from the Cambridge Youth Council demanded more action on hiring and support of black teachers before the School Committee on Tuesday, and to implement “as a policy” bimonthly teacher workshops led by students on anti-racist education.
If empty seats in a language-immersion class will never be filled, parents asked, why let such valuable resources go unused? The School Committee agreed unanimously and moved students into them – with the assurance it was a short-term action with little further impact.
Eleven art projects grouped under the name “Flow” should start trickling through The Port neighborhood soon, named in part for their funding source: a multiyear flood control project.