Dear Cantabridgian:

As you may be aware, the Cambridge School Committee and I are examining best practices for educating children in our “middle grades” programs to determine what, if any, improvements might be made. We want and need your input.

To that end, my leadership team and I ask that you share your thoughts and opinions through a survey by clicking here.

This survey is designed to allow us to hear from you about what matters most when educating children ages 11 to 14. We really want to know which areas of programming are working well and which are in greatest need of attention. Your input is valued and important.

The survey is part of a review of our middle grades programming and efforts to improve it made over the past three years by the Cambridge School Committee, school administrators, principals, teachers, parents and others. This work has included, but is not limited to, the work of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Middle Grades Education and the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Middle School Youth. Details about these are available by clicking here.

So again, please fill out the survey and help us by telling us what’s important in educating middle school students. Should you have any questions or concerns, call (617) 349-6512 or e-mail [email protected].

Regards,

Jeffrey M. Young,  Ed.D

Superintendent of Schools