The School Committee had the opportunity to request data on the impact of race on student participation in extracurricular activities. It chose to assign the project to the high school student government.
Cambridge Public Schools officials have taken a couple of good half steps toward transparency on calling snow days, but the two half steps don’t quite equal taking a whole step forward. It looks more like shuffling uncertainly.
A soy nut butter product recalled nationwide because it was associated with E.coli infections that can cause serious illness was used in one Cambridge public school and carried in Whole Foods stores and the Harvest Food Cooperative in Cambridge.
Applications are available for youngsters wishing to participate in the 2017 Youth Public Safety Academy. It is made up of six one-week camps beginning July 10. Transportation and lunch are provided, and a graduation ceremony is held each Friday in Chelmsford.
The annual “Are You as Smart as a CRLS Student?” Community Challenge returns March 22, with comedian Jimmy Tingle serving as guest emcee and the CRLS Jazz combo providing musical interludes.
In high-income towns such as Winchester, Concord and Carlisle, 80 percent to 90 percent of third-graders score proficient on the MCAS reading test. In Cambridge, only 65 percent of all students score proficient.
Seventh- and eighth-grade students at the Fayerweather Street School have organized a Children’s March for Tuesday to express their distress over “the direction” the country and the media are heading, and all young people – and others – are invited to take part.
A students’ proposal reacting to recent hate speech gave heft to a School Committee meeting otherwise light on policy Tuesday, concerning a motion to “ensure the safety and feeling of belonging for all groups in our schools.”
The case against world language was made Thursday – this time by educators and parents who cited “innovation fatigue” and an already insufficient amount of time to spend on core content areas in a six-hour school day.
ACLU benefit with art, music and film; free chocolate tasting as part of Harvard Square’s Chocolate Festival; 39th Annual Sci-Fi Marathon at MIT; Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” opera; and 1Fest hardcore music event.