To give students the support and confidence he missed in school, one upper school principal is tackling the charged topic of race head on, starting with teachers – as in many schools, mostly white, mostly female – who sit down and talk about race every week.
Several Cambridge Rindge and Latin School teachers, with backup from students, have appealed to the School Committee to improve hiring and retention of teachers of color.
Complaints of sexist or racist dress codes and sexual harassment have drawn attention recently to the high school. Thriving at the middle-school level but lesser-known, though, is a small pocket of empowerment that’s been going strong for nine years.
Recalling all who perished during the Holocaust, Cambridge’s Annual Commemoration program features an evening of music, candle lighting and remembrance Wednesday.
“Matt & Ben,” the play; Slow Art Day; EMW Community Library Opening, featuring Junot Díaz; Union Square Outdoor Dance Party; and Myq Kaplan headlines at the Liquid Courage Comedy Club.
Though there were no votes against it and only slight changes from Superintendent Jeffrey Young’s proposed budget from March 15, which itself had few changes over the current year, getting to the 5-0-2 vote brought several contentious and messy moments.
Netflix originals may look a bit like America – though some are British – but it looks like an America still dominated by white guys and blonde women where diversity in food comes just ahead of diversity in race.
People interested in serving on the Cambridge Human Rights Commission are asked to send letters of interest, a résumé and list of applicable experience.
City officials suggested they leaned toward removing Christopher Columbus entirely in favor of a more general celebration of Italian-American heritage, introducing a separate Indigenous Peoples Day for the people who suffered from European explorations.
From the City of Cambridge, Feb. 25, 2016: Residents interested in serving on the Police Review & Advisory Board should indicate their interest to the city by March […]