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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools COO David Murphy Appointed Interim Superintendent

Cambridge Public Schools Chief Operating Officer David Murphy will serve as interim CPS superintendent beginning Monday, the Cambridge School Committee announced in a meeting last Tuesday.

Graham & Parks
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Approves Union Contracts for Paraprofessionals, Family Liaisons

The Cambridge School Committee approved contracts with paraprofessionals and family liaisons at a special meeting on Friday, following months of protests from school support staff.

CRLS Interior
Cambridge Schools

Eighth Grade Algebra 1 Courses Delayed Until 2026, Cambridge Officials Say

Cambridge Public Schools officials said the city’s latest attempt to implement Algebra 1 courses for all eighth graders will be delayed one year, another setback after three decades of back-and-forth over efforts to require the advanced mathematics course before high school.

School Committee Meeting
Cambridge Schools

Tensions Flare At Greer’s Final School Committee Meeting Over 3-Year District Plan

Tensions flared at a Tuesday School Committee meeting as members and Cambridge Public Schools officials sparred over the three-year “strategic roadmap” for CPS.

Graham & Parks School
Cambridge Schools

‘Relieved’ and ‘Disheartened’: Mixed Reactions from Cambridge Parents After Superintendent Firing

Parents said they had mixed emotions about the Cambridge School Committee’s decision to ask Superintendent Victoria L. Greer to resign.

Cambridge School Committee Meeting
Cambridge City Council

Educators Walk Out of School Committee Meeting to Protest Support Staff Pay Amid Contract Talks

More than 40 members of the Cambridge Education Association walked out of Tuesday’s School Committee meeting to protest for higher pay for Cambridge Public Schools clerks, paraprofessionals, and substitute teachers.

Superintendent Victoria Greer at Cambridge School Committee Meeting
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Asks Superintendent Victoria Greer to Resign in 5-2 Vote

The Cambridge School Committee voted to give Cambridge Public Schools Superintendent Victoria L. Greer a 90-day notice to resign, following a closed-door executive session meeting on Wednesday.

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Commencement

Facing A Longstanding Racial Achievement Gap, Cambridge Moves to Standardize School Curricula

As Cambridge Public Schools takes broad steps toward ensuring students receive equal instruction with a new, standardized English curriculum, the district has found itself in a greater statewide debate about reading standards, mandating curricula, and teacher and school autonomy.

City Council Meeting 3/4/24
City Politics

Council Approves Cambridge Public School Budget, Including $1 Million For Standardized English Curriculum

The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to approve Cambridge Public Schools’ $268 million budget for fiscal year 2025, including $1 million to implement a new aligned English Language Arts curriculum across all elementary schools next fall.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

‘Avoidable’: Cambridge Officials Address Accidental Firearm Discharge at CRLS

Cambridge officials pledged accountability during a Tuesday School Committee meeting for a police officer’s accidental discharge of a gun in a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School bathroom.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

Boston, Cambridge-Area High School Students Block Mass. Ave. in Support of MIT Encampment

Approximately 50 student Boston-area high school students blocked Massachusetts Avenue in front of MIT on Monday afternoon for at least four hours as part of a pro-Palestine protest.

School Buses outside Graham and Parks Elementary
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Parent Says CPS Busing Practices Discriminate Based on Disability in Federal Complaint

John H. Summers, a Cambridge parent whose son has autism, filed a discrimination complaint against Cambridge Public Schools with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

‘Not Easy’: Cambridge Struggles Toward Carbon Neutrality

Cambridge officials do not know whether the city is on track to meet statewide emission standards by 2030 or a self-imposed goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, according to ​​Susanne Rasmussen.

Superintendent Greer at School Committee Meeting
City Politics

Privacy Breach During School Committee Meeting Could Explain Delay in Greer Contract Talks

The Cambridge School Committee’s April 1 executive session was intended to be a highly confidential discussion about whether to extend embattled Superintendent Victoria L. Greer’s contract. Then, they noticed a parent on the call.

Superintendent Victoria Greer at Cambridge School Committee Meeting
City Politics

School Committee To Meet in Third Closed-Door Session Amid Silence on Greer’s Future

The Cambridge School Committee is meeting on Tuesday to discuss “contract negotiations with nonunion personnel” in a meeting that is expected to touch on the future of Superintendent Victoria L. Greer.

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