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Claire A. Pasternack

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Senior Learns To Serve Community

In the summer after her freshman year, Mariam F. Eskander ’05 struggled to get through to an eight-year-old named John.

School Committee Condemns Charter School Proposal

The Cambridge School Committee voted unanimously last night to urge a state ban on new charter schools and condemned a

McGovern, Lummis Gain Spots

Nancy Walser soared to a landslide victory for one of six spots on the Cambridge School Committee and two challengers

School Committee Candidates Discuss Curriculum, Funds

When the Cambridge School Committee voted last year to close three of the city’s schools after a year’s worth of

Council Candidates Debate at Panel

Pledging to abolish the school committee, levy hefty taxes against Harvard and fire the city manager, 17 of the 20

Though Below State Average, Cambridge Schools Up Scores

Cambridge scored notably below state averages on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) test last spring, but the city’s beleaguered

City Council Candidates Face Off in Forum

Promising to slash the number of city parking spaces and flashing dramatic maps of destroyed trees, 16 city council hopefuls

Smiles, Not Tears, Greet New Cambridge Superintendent

The last time the superintendent of Cambridge’s schools addressed a packed room of parents, the frenzied atmosphere boiled over into

It's All Downhill From Here

Dear First-Years, When your class arrived on campus last week, you were inundated with events meant to prepare you for

Repolishing the Red Apple

University President Lawrence H. Summers promised unprecedented funding and support for the Graduate School of Education (GSE) when he tapped

New Leader to Tackle Troubled City Schools

Newly-hired Superintendent of Schools Thomas Fowler-Finn is regarded by many in Cambridge as a ray of hope for the city’s

Total Energy to Total Disaster

At the beginning of 1978, Harvard found itself locked in a battle with area residents and government officials over its

City Picks Superintendent

The Cambridge School Committee last night tapped a veteran superintendent who improved minority student performance and turned around a fiscally

Cambridge Hunts for New Superintendent

The Cambridge School committee interviewed the three top candidates for superintendent of the Public Schools Friday, giving city residents a

Fire Closes Off Mass. Ave.

Cambridge Fire Department (CFD) officials said an errant cigarette butt may have caused the small fire that shut down Mass.

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