Crimson staff writer
Sally E. Edwards
A Crimson Commonwealth: The Harvard Alumni Who Run Massachusetts
As Harvard affiliates continue to interact with and fill the Massachusetts government, it often falls to the University’s own to create policy and settle disagreements that directly affect Harvard. How does their time at the University influence the way they approach these disputes, and what is the effect of Harvard’s impact on Massachusetts leaders?
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.
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.
‘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.