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Cambridge Ellis Pre-K School
Cambridge City Council

No More Baby Steps: Cambridge Universal Pre-K Launches After 30-Year Effort

After three decades of discussion, Cambridge’s universal preschool program is finally set to debut.

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Harvard in the City

Harvard Updates Cambridge on Construction and Climate Initiatives in 27th ‘Town Gown’ Report

Harvard discussed its developments in Cambridge and Allston and sustainability efforts during its 27th annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday evening.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Public Schools Closed Tuesday for Snowstorm

Cambridge Public Schools will be closed tomorrow in anticipation of Tuesday’s snow storm, according to Cambridge Public Schools spokesperson Sujata Wycoff.

Graham & Parks School
Cambridge Schools

Graham & Parks Parents Allege Poor Communication From Principal Amid Investigation

Parents of Graham & Parks students said they had deep concerns about a lack of transparency from school administration, including Principal Kathleen M. Smith. In response to the criticism, Cambridge Public Schools engaged a law firm to probe toxicity allegations against Smith.

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Cambridge City Council

Rising School Budget Sparks Worries Among Cambridge City Councilors

Rising Cambridge Public Schools budgets sparked worries among some City Councilors and School Committee members during a joint roundtable discussion Monday.

Graham & Parks School
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools Engages Law Firm to Probe Toxicity Allegations Against Principal

Cambridge Public Schools engaged a law firm to “conduct a thorough review” into allegations that Graham & Parks Elementary School Principal Kathleen M. Smith fostered a toxic workplace environment at the school, according to a Jan. 5 email from CPS Superintendent Victoria Greer.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools Officials Talk Hiring, Teacher Diversity at School Committee Meeting

As schools prepare to return for a new semester, Cambridge Public Schools officials presented their plans to improve staff recruitment and retention and increase racial diversity among teachers at a Cambridge School Committee meeting Tuesday.

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang '05
Cambridge City Council

‘Civil and Constructive and Positive’: City Manager Huang Optimistic Ahead of Charter Review Committee Vote

Cambridge City Manager Yi-An Huang ’05 says he is satisfied with his collaboration with the Cambridge City Council — a week before a pivotal Charter Review Committee meeting that could decide his future in City Hall.

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City Politics

In Reversal, King Takes Lead Over Harding in Cambridge School Committee Vote Tally

In a surprising reversal, challenger Andrew R. King has taken a narrow lead over Richard Harding Jr. in the neck-and-neck race for Cambridge School Committee, after Harding had appeared to eke out a victory in preliminary election returns.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools, Educators Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

The Cambridge Public School District and the Cambridge Education Association reached a tentative contract agreement last week after more than a year of negotiations — though the deal faces obstacles to ratification, including educator skepticism over a proposal to extend the school day.

Harvard Graduate School of Education Gutman Library
Cambridge Schools

Harvard Ed School Students Are Ready to Teach. Local Schools Could Use the Help.

Teachers in training at the Harvard Graduate School of Education have had direct classroom exposure for decades. This year, challenges like teacher shortages and the return from the Covid-19 pandemic mean local schools could use the help.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin Polling Site
City Politics

Cambridge Issues Vote of Confidence in School Committee, Reelects All Four Incumbents

Cambridge voters gave high marks to their school district’s leadership, reelecting all four incumbent School Committee members seeking reelection, as well as Elizabeth C.P. Hudson and Richard Harding Jr., according to preliminary results early Wednesday morning.

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Cambridge Elections Voter’s Guide 2023

This Tuesday, Cantabrigians will elect nine city councilors and six at-large School Committee members to lead the city and its school system for the next two years. Before you cast your vote, read The Crimson’s guide to the candidates and some of the defining issues of the race, including public safety, transportation infrastructure, and climate policy.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Candidates Split over Universal Algebra, Special Education Issues

Two defining issues in the Cambridge School Committee race — equitable math curriculum and inclusive special education — have juxtaposed some of the contest’s incumbents against their challengers.

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City Politics

Cambridge School Committee Candidates Discuss Special Ed, Achievement Gaps, Math in Lead Up to Election

Cambridge’s 11 candidates for the School Committee discussed their views on special education, achievement gaps, and the mathematics curriculum during various forums leading up to the Nov. 7 city municipal elections.

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