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Cambridge Health Alliance programs earn award from Boys & Girls Clubs

Cambridge Health Alliance programs earn award from Boys & Girls Clubs

Cambridge Health Alliance received the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County’s 2013 Community Partner Award last month.

Five things to do this weekend: April 19-20

Five things to do this weekend: April 19-20

Saturday Easter egg hunts; an all ages dance-plus class; Science Carnival & Robot Zoo; a Harvard Square bluegrass festival; and a Bollywood Dance Night.

Officials: Arrested teacher admits to child porn, filming in elementary school lockers

A fifth-grade teacher is facing child pornography charges and has confessed to filming in a school locker room, law enforcement officials say.

Five things to do this weekend: April 12-13

Five things to do this weekend: April 12-13

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.

District expects solution for families foiled by kindergarten policy, for long term too

District expects solution for families foiled by kindergarten policy, for long term too

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.

District has plans for crowding and even achievement gap, educators tell council

District has plans for crowding and even achievement gap, educators tell council

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.

If failure of sibling-preference policy was first, committee insists there be no second

If failure of sibling-preference policy was first, committee insists there be no second

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.

Students’ ‘Antigone’ production adds music, movement and social justice

Students’ ‘Antigone’ production adds music, movement and social justice

The classic Greek tragedy “Antigone” gets a reworking next month from seventh- and eighth-graders at the Fayerweather Street School.

Four families want to see kindergarten capacity at Olá expanded for their kids

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.

Bus policy stays, but committee tries repair to flaw in middle-school math

Bus policy stays, but committee tries repair to flaw in middle-school math

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.

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