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The Closed Kitchens walking tour; Empty Bowls benefit dinner; A Cappella Spring Benefit Jam; People’s Battle Stand-Up Tournament; and Painted Burro Guac Off.
The “Olá 4” got good news this week – just short of an outright guarantee that the families’ kids were getting into the Olá Bilingual Program.
City schools are full to bursting and yet looking for ways to get bigger, officials said at a meeting looking also at the persistent academic achievement gap.
Four families’ kids being kept from the Olá Bilingual Program, officials said, was the first time in city history that the district’s sibling preference policy failed.
The classic Greek tragedy “Antigone” gets a reworking next month from seventh- and eighth-graders at the Fayerweather Street School.
Typically the FRC calls families to alert them to the risk of losing a placement. With Olá, families didn’t get word of the lack of seats until late in the process.
There was applause for keeping some math students from learning by computer. Another policy – no buses for middle-schoolers making daily one-mile walks – stayed in place.
On Friday, Tutoring Plus celebrates its 50th anniversary of free tutoring in Area IV with a Mardi Gras gala – and the whole town is invited.
Central Square has a school vacation week Winter Festival running Tuesday through Thursday with bands, arts and even snowmaking and a free pop-up outdoor snowboard park.
Americans can vote at 18, but when when do you turn to a child to start their participation as a citizen? Fifteen? Twelve? In a talk Monday, educators will argue we can aim as low as 4.