Middle school principals were visibly frustrated by the end of a School Committee roundtable about the middle school math program when Mayor E. Denise Simmons made it clear that there was no action in sight.
The growth, coming in the January festival’s 15th year, “will enhance the BCMFest experience for performers and audiences,” said Sean Smith, a festival organizer, “while retaining the character of BCMFest as a grassroots community event.”
Members of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School’s Black Student Union have produced a public service announcement to “promote a dialogue on the NFL protests, police brutality, racism and empathy,” said their faculty adviser, history teacher Kevin Dua.
The kickoff of the seventh annual Arlington International Film Festival is a showing of “The Promise,” a 2016 documentary of special interest to Cambridge’s Serbs. The festival itself draws more than 2,000 cinema fans annually to its more than 50 screenings.
Progress on plans for universal preschool in Cambridge is promising, but needs to go a lot faster, officials said at a roundtable on early education.
Members of the North Cambridge Family Opera appealed a seemingly mundane policy change on facility use Tuesday before the School Committee that, they said, could threaten the opera’s financial health. Officials supported the appeal unanimously.
A near-total rewrite of the school district’s “Rights and Responsibilities Handbook” and Cambridge Rindge & Latin School student handbook for 2017-18 – neither of which most students have ever seen – was urged by School Committee members Tuesday.
The committee vowed to do ’anything in our power to protect the ‘Dreamers’ among us,” following a motion by Mayor E. Denise Simmons, using a nickname for the nearly 800,000 young people granted temporary legal U.S. residency via an Obama-era program.
Student films from Cambridge and as far away as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico, Netherlands and Portugal are among 20 showing next month at the seventh Arlington International Film Festival.
Police are looking for a local teen in connection with Tuesday’s fatal shooting of Tenzin Kunkhyen, 16, of Malden.