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School to bring in recess experts for year; one ‘no’ over use of improvement funds

School to bring in recess experts for year; one ‘no’ over use of improvement funds

A Cambridge elementary school is outsourcing recess, bringing in experts for a year after a School Committee vote approved a $25,000 contract award.

State’s mostly positive district study fires on elected officials, even on election style

State’s mostly positive district study fires on elected officials, even on election style

Criticisms from state education officials brought denunciations from School Committee members that reviewers didn’t know what they were talking about.

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Accident, injury data along walking route leads to district adding a bus for students

Along with other business, the city has committed to a bus to bring students from Rindge Towers and Jefferson Park to the Vassal Lane/Tobin school building.

Wairi, teacher in Cambridge, Somerville, awaits April 7 trial on child porn charges

Wairi, teacher in Cambridge, Somerville, awaits April 7 trial on child porn charges

A federal Judge has scheduled a trial date for Joshua Wairi, 27, but expressed hopes a settlement would come before then.

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 23-24

Five things to do this weekend: Aug. 23-24

Chamber music concert; “Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Eraserhead”; Art Walk in the Park; Gustafer Yellowgold kids show; and gender-flux “Streetcar Named Desire” reading.

Start with Pat the Patriot photo Saturday, kids can earn money at Belmont Savings

Start with Pat the Patriot photo Saturday, kids can earn money at Belmont Savings

If your kids are football fanatics – and especially fans of The New England Patriots – you’ll want to get them to the Star Market, 699 Mount Auburn St., between 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday for a photo opportunity with the team’s mascot, Pat the Patriot.

Curious George store owner takes model to Boston with Make Way for Ducklings

Curious George store owner takes model to Boston with Make Way for Ducklings

What worked in Harvard Square with Curious George is about to be tested in Boston’s Faneuil Hall as entrepreneur Adam Hirsch opens a Make Way for Ducklings store.

Difficulties handling ‘advanced learners’ in new structure is test for school officials

Difficulties handling ‘advanced learners’ in new structure is test for school officials

Questions remain on how to identify “advanced learners” and fit their work into school structures, and fears of “tracking” students persist as well.

Banneker’s summer program operated with $5,000 in help from Eastern Bank

Banneker’s summer program operated with $5,000 in help from Eastern Bank

Eastern Bank awarded the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School a grant to support the school’s summer program, ending Aug. 1.

Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra shuts down, board citing money woes

Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra shuts down, board citing money woes

The six-year-old Discovery Ensemble chamber orchestra was shut down Wednesday by its board of directors, citing increasing difficulties in finding funding.

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