The final School Committee meeting before summer looked at topics including the replacement of a resigning principal and drug policies. But members were especially stirred by an initiative of third-graders seeking broader narratives on the Revolutionary War.
From the Election Commission, June 18: Nomination papers for City Council and School Committee will be available beginning July 1 at the Election Commission office, 51 Inman St., […]
As a society, we need to start trusting educators again to assess our students. After all, we know your children better – and care about them much more – than the giant testing companies.
An explosive encounter with upper school principals last week had School Committee members expressing an interest Tuesday in wresting back more control from the administration on how they run their meetings.
In a series of appropriations votes, it was the $164 million schools budget embedded in a general fund budget item that drew the most comment and weakest approval, with only six of nine councillors voting in favor.
City councillor Leland Cheung announced the kickoff for his campaign for a fourth term would be at 10 a.m. June 6.
A move to “pause” implementation of the standardized test called PARCC won support Tuesday from the School Committee and will be sent to the city’s legislative delegation and other state-level education leaders.
Jamel Adkins-Sharif, appointed to lead Vassal Lane in March 2012 upon the creation of it and three other upper schools, plans to depart at the end of the academic year “to pursue other professional opportunities.”
While parents are frustrated about the lack of world language programs in the upper grades of Cambridge’s school district, they compete fiercely for spots in its three kindergarten language immersion programs – with the city’s wealthier families winning out.
A short-term rollback of some school choice policy tweaks look likely, but a look at how things stand since some 2013 revisions also seem to lay groundwork for a longer-term rethinking of school assignments – and maybe for neighborhood schools.