I am in touch with Cambridge youth. I have seen kids who were smart and qualified to go to college unable to go because they could not get the necessary funding. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, yet in Cambridge, with all its resources, it happens too often.
The School Committee will conduct an evaluation of the superintendent in a special meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. It is open to the public, but will not be televised and will be held offsite at Cambridge police headquarters near Kendall Square.
The school district’s hiring of expensive consultants came under fire from School Committee members this week, with members questioning the cost, lack of negotiation and whether there were measured outcomes that would support the practice.
Sexism-conscious students have won a victory on the high school’s dress code: a chance to reverse a policy that “shames” and “inappropriately sexualizes” girls.
School Committee members expressed deep frustration Tuesday that the absent superintendent changed what they considered an agreed-upon approach to managing student behavior issues, even reappropriating funds passed for the next district budget.
There are 24 candidates for City Council and 11 candidates for School Committee that can run in November elections, as of a Monday meeting of the Election Commission that certified nomination signatures for candidates.
State law forced tweaks Tuesday to the School Committee’s proposed process for selecting a new school superintendent, but a hire should still be announced well before fall elections, with a target date of Oct. 22.
With two days left to turn in nomination signatures to run for City Council or the School Committee, there were another dozen candidates certified Wednesday by the Election Commission – all but four for the council.
School Committee member Mervan Osborne has opted not to run for reelection in November, citing job and family priorities: a second child and promotion to head of school at Boston’s Beacon Academy.
Midway through the month when City Council and School Committee candidates can pick up their nomination papers and must file them, election commissioners certified signatures from a dozen council hopefuls and eight potential committee members.