Academic eligibility requirements governing high school athletics that result in automatic suspension contradict recent research. It also counters the spirit of state law, which prohibits districts from “zero tolerance” policies and automatic school suspensions.
The Cambridge Academic Eligibility Standard, which decides if students can participate on interscholastic sports teams, is in conflict with everything Cambridge says it is.
The schools being rebuilt on Cambridge Street are coming in a couple of million dollars under budget, and a landmark is due late this month or in early March: completion of the street frame for the schools of a potentially $160 million complex.
A plea for more recess time – along with renewed alarms that Cambridge Public Schools were not following their own recess policy – was heard by the School Committee last week. A required 20 minutes daily isn’t being bet, some parents, students and teachers say.
Ten high school students from the Cambridge Youth Council demanded more action on hiring and support of black teachers before the School Committee on Tuesday, and to implement “as a policy” bimonthly teacher workshops led by students on anti-racist education.
Valentine’s Day is Wednesday, officially. For those participating or opposed, here are some of the more interesting, inexpensive ways to take part, whether you’re in love, are single, have kids or are a kid.
It’s doubtful our legislators have the courage to pass a carbon tax bill or that our governor grasps fully the need for immediate, serious climate action. What to do?
Eleven art projects grouped under the name “Flow” should start trickling through The Port neighborhood soon, named in part for their funding source: a multiyear flood control project.
From debilitating student debt to stagnant salaries and a vanishing safety net, millennials are in trouble; human-caused global warming only compounds the problem. Massachusetts has the opportunity to lead on the issue, taking bold action by setting a price on carbon.
The “Level Up” program of English classes combined for all ninth-graders – undoing a structure described as separating students largely by family income and race – got an enthusiastic progress report, though without much solid data.