Upper school family liaisons, more recess and more support for high school clubs were among the concerns heard from parents and high school students at the first budget hearing of the school year with new co-chair Kathleen Kelly.
Extensive partnerships between the city’s high school, Bunker Hill Community College in Charlestown and the University of Massachusetts at Boston loom large in the mission of the new Office of College Success, but are among many of its tools.
The district’s approach to the ultimately false bomb threat Monday was questioned during School Committee public comment Tuesday by Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student.
Work on the recommendations of the Early Childhood Task Force is to start almost immediately on turning a task force report into a strategic plan, hiring people to lead it and developing a pilot project. But that wasn’t soon enough, some councillors are saying.
Thanks to all of those residents who went to the polls and voted for City Council and School Committee candidates, as well as to the candidates themselves – and more.
The makeup of next year’s City Council and School Committee didn’t in the count of auxiliary ballots done Wednesday by election commissioners. Vice mayor Dennis Benzan will be off, and committee member Fran Cronin.
Preliminary election results for Cambridge City Council showed a nearly clean sweep of incumbents Tuesday, with only vice mayor Dennis Benzan missing from the bench in the next term, replaced by challenger Jan Devereux.
I know we do so much so well – and that we can do better. I will bring to the committee my skills and perspective as a former classroom teacher, a student of education policy and a communications and program management professional.
Cantabrigians should give their No. 1 vote for School Committee candidate Emily Dexter. She’s an experienced educator with high-level training from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, and was an active city public school parent for more than 15 years.
In some ways, there is a sense with this term’s members of the School Committee that as a group they are becoming more effective. But what change has this produced? Look here to find out, and for links to challenger and incumbent profiles for Nov. 3 voting.