Students’ scores on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam have returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to a press release from the Cambridge Public Schools last Tuesday.
For the first time in living memory, Cambridge residents will see a candidate’s name twice on their ballots in November. That name is Frantz Pierre: a social worker and lifelong Cantabrigian who is running simultaneously for Cambridge City Council and School Committee.
Several Cambridge educators appeared in front of the School Committee to address contract concerns as the committee attempted to discuss their agenda, which did not include ongoing contract negotiations.
More than 50 Cambridge educators and residents rallied in support of the Cambridge Education Association outside of a School Committee meeting on Tuesday night, as the teachers’ union remains in a contract stalemate with the school district.
School Committee candidates gathered at the Cambridge Public Library to debate the future of the Cambridge Public School District at a Wednesday evening forum.
The Cambridge Educators Association is without a contract after negotiations with the Cambridge School Committee failed to reach a new agreement ahead of the previous contract’s expiration on Aug. 31 — meaning talks will continue into the new school year.
Cambridge School Committee Votes in Favor of Motion Expanding Algebra 1 Across Cambridge Middle Schools
The Cambridge School Committee voted in favor of a motion to establish Algebra 1 education in all eighth grade classrooms by 2025 on Tuesday, as students returned to classes for the 2023-24 academic year.
The Cambridge Public School Committee is expected to discuss a motion on expanding access to its Algebra 1 curriculum in their Aug. 8 meeting, following residents’ concerns over a lack of advanced math classes at the middle school level.
Last week marked the official start of Cambridge’s municipal elections, with 19 City Council candidates and four School Committee candidates taking out nomination papers as of Thursday.
The Cambridge School Committee voted unanimously to support the Thrive Act, a bill in the Massachusetts State Legislature to eliminate the state’s MCAS standardized testing requirement for high school graduation.
The Cambridge Public School Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a revised fiscal year 2024 budget, while will add additional funding for education paraprofessionals, scaled-up learning time programs, and school improvement budgets at various campuses across the district.
Cambridge residents advocated against staff cuts in the budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year at a Cambridge Public Schools meeting Thursday evening.
Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui and City Councilors Marc C. McGovern and Burhan Azeem are developing a policy order aimed at expanding after-school care, following more than a year of advocacy by Cambridge Public Schools parents.
Cambridge Public School Committee Reiterates Commitment to AP African American Studies Amid National Strife
Amid national controversy surrounding Advanced Placement African American Studies, Cambridge Public School Committee unanimously passed a motion reemphasizing the district’s commitment to the course at a meeting Tuesday.
Cambridge Middle and High Schoolers Faced Uptick in Discrimination and Mental Health Concerns, Per Report
The Cambridge School Climate Subcommittee in a Wednesday meeting reviewed a survey of the upper-school student populations, revealing a dramatic increase in mental health concerns and cases of discrimination experienced by students.