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Politics

Harvard College Alum Ryosuke Takashima ’19-’22 Becomes Youngest Mayor in History of Japan

Following a decisive win in a unified local election on April 23, Harvard College alum Ryosuke Takashima ’19-’22 became the youngest mayor in Japanese history.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools Support State Bill to Eliminate MCAS Graduation Requirement

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.

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Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Adopts Revised FY 2024 Budget Following Parent Input

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 Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

‘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.

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City Politics

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 Rindge & Latin School
Cambridge Schools

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.

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Cambridge Schools

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.

Siddiqui Interview
Cambridge Schools

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.

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Cambridge City Council

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 Rindge & Latin School
Cambridge Schools

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.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

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.

Cambridge City Hall
Cambridge City Council

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.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Religion

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.

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Cambridge Schools

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.

IOP
IOP

Kennedy School Faculty Discuss 2022 Midterm Election Results at Harvard IOP Forum

Following the 2022 midterm elections, Harvard Kennedy School political experts discussed what the results mean for polarization, voter turnout, and the future of the GOP at an Institute of Politics forum Wednesday night.

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