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Harvard Graduate School of Education
Cambridge Schools

HGSE Professors Argue High Stakes Testing Detrimental to Students in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System has recently come under scrutiny following state legislators’ proposal to eliminate the test from being a graduation requirement for high school students.

Paul Toner
City Politics

Longtime Cantabrigian Paul Toner Hopes to Build Consensus on Council

Paul F. Toner grew up hearing stories about how Cantabridgians rallied to take care of his family after his great-grandfather died, and saw it up close after his father passed away when he was 15.

Tonia Hicks
City Politics

Tonia Hicks Seeks To Be A 'New Voice' for Cambridge

North Carolina native Tonia Hicks is making her first bid for the Cambridge City Council as a progressive candidate campaigning under the slogan “We the Everyday People for Tonia Hicks.”

Graduate School of Education
Ed School

As Massachusetts High Schoolers Return to In-Person Instruction, HGSE Experts See Challenges Ahead

Massachusetts students in lower grades returned to school buildings in early April, and middle school students followed suit a few weeks later. With the return of high school students on May 17, The Crimson interviewed multiple HGSE professors to understand the difficulties posed by the transition.

Cambridge Public Schools Administrative Center
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public Schools Administrative Center

The Cambridge Public Schools Administrative Center houses the superintendent's office.

Putnam Avenue Upper School
Cambridge Schools

Putnam Avenue Upper School

The Putnam Avenue Upper School is a middle school within Cambridge's public school system.

Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui
City Politics

With Cambridge’s Vaccine Supply Still Severely Limited, Mayor Acknowledges ‘Frustrations’ With Shortage

In an interview with The Crimson Friday, Cambridge Mayor Sumbul Siddiqui acknowledged residents’ and city leaders’ “frustration” over the limited supply of Covid-19 vaccines, which has hampered city distribution efforts.

Cambridge City Hall
City Politics

Facing Pandemic Challenges, City Council Votes to Rent Non-Congregate Homeless Shelter Space

Cambridge City Councilors passed a proposal to rent non-congregate housing for the city’s unhoused population and received an update on the Covid-19 vaccine rollout during a Wednesday meeting.

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge Public Schools Feature)
City Politics

With Zoom Cameras Largely Off, Cambridge Public Schools Navigate Remote Learning

On Friday, the Cambridge Educators Association voted to declare it had “no confidence” in Superintendent Kenneth N. Salim and the Cambridge School Committee. Cambridge Public Schools has had to balance the pitfalls of remote learning and the need to keep students and educators safe this year.

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge Public Schools Feature)
Cambridge Schools

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge Public Schools Feature)

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is a high school within the Cambridge Public School District.

Biden Local Government Graphic
City Politics

Cambridge Leaders Look to Biden Administration for Renewed Local Support in Growing Crises

During a tumultuous four years under the administration of Donald J. Trump, local leaders have dealt with the fallout of how its policies trickled down into the lives of Cambridge residents. While Covid-19 and economic fallout raged nationally, the city’s top issues — homelessness, food insecurity, and small business erosion — have all been exacerbated.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge School Committee Approves Plan for Remote Fall for Grades 4-12

In a marathon meeting Thursday night, the Cambridge School Committee approved a proposal for remote-only learning for most Cambridge Public School students in grades 4-12, allowing preschool through third-grade families to opt for some in-person learning.

Cambridge Public School Meals
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public School Meals

In early May, Nancy Wyse, Family Liaison handed out books and meals at the Rindge Avenue Apartments in Cambridge.

Cambridge Public School Chromebooks
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Public School Chromebooks

In an effort to ensure equitable home environments for attending virtual school, King Open School Principal Darrell Williams and Family Liaison Neusa DaCosta delivered Chromebooks to King Open students in mid-April.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School
Cambridge Schools

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

The Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is the only traditional public high school in the Cambridge Public School district.

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