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‘Setting These Children Up To Fail’: Cambridge Public School Parents Criticize Planned Budget Cuts
Cambridge residents advocated against staff cuts in the budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year at a Cambridge Public Schools meeting Thursday evening.
Cambridge City Councilors Developing Proposal for Expanded After-School Program
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.
Cambridge Mayor Siddiqui Previews Plans for Free College Program
Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui is developing the “Cambridge Promise” program, which would fund free community college for all Cambridge residents, she said in an interview Thursday.
Cambridge to Launch Universal Pre-K for Four-Year-Olds in Fall 2024
Cambridge Public Schools will offer universal pre-K to all Cambridge four-year-olds beginning in the 2024-2025 school year.
Cambridge Public Schools Kicks Off 24/7 Chat-Based Tutoring Service
Cambridge Public Schools launched a free 24/7 chat-based tutoring service in late January to provide students in the district with additional support outside the classroom.
After More Than a Decade, Residents Call for Review of Cambridge Public Schools Innovation Agenda
Cambridge Public Schools officials unveiled the Innovation Agenda as a “design for excellence” to address inequities in the middle school experience, better utilize CPS resources, and prepare students to enter Cambridge Rindge and Latin School — the city’s only full public high school.
Harvard-Affiliated Consulting Group to Conduct ‘Equity Audit’ of Cambridge Schools’ Budgeting Process
The Cambridge City Council and Cambridge School Committee discussed plans for an “equity audit” by a Harvard-affiliated consulting group at a joint budget meeting Monday.
Demonstrators March to Cambridge Police Station to Demand Accountability for Killing of Sayed Faisal
Hundreds of activists, organizers, and Cambridge residents gathered Sunday for a rally at Somerville High School and a march to the Cambridge Police Department headquarters to protest the police killing of Sayed Faisal earlier this month.
Cambridge Public Schools Establishes Sacred Spaces On All Campuses
Cambridge Public Schools established sacred spaces at each campus for students and staff to practice regular religious prayers, becoming the first public school district in New England to do so.
New Executive Director of Special Education Talks Priorities at Cambridge Public Schools Meeting
Cambridge Public Schools welcomed Francisco Alves as its new executive director of special education during a Special Education and Student Supports subcommittee meeting on Monday evening.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin Poll Site
Voters enter a polling site at the Cambridge Rindge & Latin School.
Moving Beyond ‘Pandemic Mayor’: Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui Talks Goals for Second Term
With her second term well underway, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui said in a Thursday interview that she hopes to break out of the mold of “pandemic mayor.”
After Two Years, Cambridge Neighborhood Service Project Returns to In-Person Programming
Cambridge’s Neighborhood Service Project, an initiative offering young people the opportunity to collaborate on community service projects, began its yearly programming this month — its first in-person cycle since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.