Crimson staff writer
Charter School Promotes High Expectations
“Citizenship, Commitment, Scholarship and Courage,” reads a motto painted onto a school hallway.
Teaching Programs Attract Students Looking For Jobs
Whether caught in the frenzy of on-campus recruiting or the whirlwind of graduate school and fellowship deadlines, many seniors this fall are beginning to feel the pressures of planning life after graduation and making career choices.
Students Spread Campaign Fever
As the Nov. date for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election fast approaches, many Harvard students and recent graduates find themselves swept up in the excitement of a faceoff featuring two alumni: Democratic incumbent Deval L. Patrick ’78 and Republican challenger Charles D. Baker ’79.
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.
Mission Hill Program Teaches Local Youth
Managing a room full of rowdy children—all between 9 and 11 years old—on a hot Thursday afternoon may seem like the work of a trained professional, but as Mission Hill After School Program volunteer E. Jordan Taylor ’12 steps into the classroom on the Wentworth Institute of Technology campus, she transforms from student to disciplinarian without missing a beat.
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.
Bilingual Immersion Program Avoids Budget Cuts
An active group of parents won a two-week effort on Tuesday protesting a 2010-2011 school year budget cut proposal that would affect a bilingual immersion program for Portuguese-English speakers at the King Open School in Cambridge.
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Ferguson Wins Emmy for Documentary
History professor Niall C. Ferguson took home the International Emmy Award for “Best Documentary” last week for his six-part series, “The Ascent of Money,” which chronicles the history of money, credit, and banking from Babylon to the current financial crisis.
Harvard’s Game-Day Recycling Wins Award
Harvard’s green efforts at the Harvard vs. Princeton football game in October landed it in third place in the 2009 Game Day Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, marking a growing partnership between the athletics center and sustainability advocates at Harvard.