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Cambridge Schools Consider Reforms
A proposal to separate middle schools from elementary schools in the Cambridge Public System—known as the “Innovation Agenda”—will be discussed by the School Committee meeting on March 8, a week before it is scheduled to come up for a vote.
City Council Celebrates Public High School Renovation
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School celebrated the progress made on its renovation during a special session in the Cambridge City Council yesterday.
In this courtesy photo, 9th grade humanities teacher Katherine E. Rieser ‘07 works with students at the Community Charter School of Cambridge.
Charter School Promotes High Expectations
“Citizenship, Commitment, Scholarship and Courage,” reads a motto painted onto a school hallway.
Food Literacy Project, CitySprouts Collaborate on Area Gardens
Food Literacy Project representatives lent a green thumb and a helping hand yesterday at a local elementary school to CitySprouts, a Cambridge non-profit.
Cambridge School District MCAS Scores Underscore Achievement Gap
For another year many subgroups at multiple grade levels in the Cambridge Public School District have failed to meet the No Child Left Behind Act’s standards.
Taking the School Committee Back to School
Many Cambridge residents had hoped that the induction of a new School Committee and new mayor would initiate active measures against issues currently facing the Cambridge School District: the deepening budget deficit, the perennial student achievement gap, and organizational difficulties.
School Committee Pushes Locally Grown Food
The Cambridge Public School Committee pushed through a joint motion yesterday calling for the use of locally grown food and encouraging progress reports that assess the environmental impact of the policy goal.
Alleged Cocaine Dealer Arrested Near Elementary School
An alleged cocaine dealer was arrested on Monday within 1,000 feet of the King Open Elementary School and charged with cocaine trafficking and drug violation near a school or park, the Cambridge Police Department announced.
Cambridge Public Schools Rethink Math Education
The Cambridge Public School Committee met with a group of mathematics experts last night for a roundtable discussion on the latest trends in teaching mathematics in public schools.
Budget Proposal To Cut Staffers
Facing a $3.7 million deficit in Fiscal Year 2011, the Cambridge Public School Committee is planning to cut administrative staffers, ...
Young Proposes Middle School Policy
After months of planning, Cambridge Public Schools Superintendent Jeffrey M. Young presented a short-term action plan for the system’s middle ...
Cambridge School Committee Examines Achievement Gap, School Assignments
The Cambridge Public School Committee met informally on Tuesday to identify key problems affecting public schools and their potential remedies, and concluded that student achievement was the top priority in both the short- and long-term.
Young Expands Initiative to All Grades
Cambridge Public Schools Superintendent Jeffrey M. Young announced last night that he will expand the Middle Grades Initiative—which originally sought to restructure the city’s K-8 system to include middle schools—to address all grades, a change resulting from concerns that the initiative was too narrow to comprehensively address the achievement gaps in Cambridge schools.