The Cambridge Public School District and the Cambridge Education Association reached a tentative contract agreement last week after more than a year of negotiations — though the deal faces obstacles to ratification, including educator skepticism over a proposal to extend the school day.
In a surprising reversal, challenger Andrew R. King has taken a narrow lead over Richard Harding Jr. in the neck-and-neck race for Cambridge School Committee, after Harding had appeared to eke out a victory in preliminary election returns.
Cambridge voters gave high marks to their school district’s leadership, reelecting all four incumbent School Committee members seeking reelection, as well as Elizabeth C.P. Hudson and Richard Harding Jr., according to preliminary results early Wednesday morning.
Two defining issues in the Cambridge School Committee race — equitable math curriculum and inclusive special education — have juxtaposed some of the contest’s incumbents against their challengers.
Cambridge School Committee Candidates Discuss Special Ed, Achievement Gaps, Math in Lead Up to Election
Cambridge’s 11 candidates for the School Committee discussed their views on special education, achievement gaps, and the mathematics curriculum during various forums leading up to the Nov. 7 city municipal elections.
Harvard Students Stage Die-In During Family Weekend, Alleging Lack of Support for Palestinian Students
More than 100 students staged a “die-in” demonstration in front of Memorial Hall during welcome remarks for Family Weekend to protest Harvard’s lack of support for Palestinian students during the ongoing war in Israel and Gaza.
As Cambridge Educators Remain Without Contract, Proposed Mass. Bill Would Grant Teachers Right to Strike
Locked in a contract battle with Cambridge Public Schools, the city’s teacher’s union lacks a weapon in the arsenal of nearly every other labor union: the right to strike. A bill co-sponsored by one of Cambridge’s state legislators could soon change that.
Superintendent Victoria L. Greer announced her drafted goals for the upcoming Superintendent’s Annual Plan, highlighting chronic student absenteeism, student success planning, and academic achievement at a School Committee meeting Tuesday night.
As election day for Cambridge School Committee rapidly approaches, the Cambridge Educators Association is working to ensure the ongoing contract negotiations are on the top of voters’ — and candidates’ — minds.
Amid a federal inquiry into the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Special Education, officials from the Cambridge Public Schools are proposing new mechanisms to best service special education students who attend schools outside the district.
Cambridge School Committee Celebrates Improvement in Student Performance, Acknowledges ‘More Work To Be Done’
The Cambridge School Committee celebrated a return to pre-pandemic achievement levels, while acknowledging lingering gaps in student performance, in a review of the district’s annual accountability report Tuesday.
Since the founding of Harvard as America’s first college, Massachusetts has been closely associated with elite universities. Now, state and local leaders are pushing to make the state the face of accessible higher education.
Harvard President Gay Traveled to Washington to Quell the Backlash. Her Testimony Only Made it Worse.
Congress Opens Investigation Into Harvard Over Antisemitism on Campus
Five Takeaways from Harvard President Claudine Gay’s Testimony Before Congress
To The Editor: Don’t Platform Stefanik’s Inflammatory Press Release
Harvard’s Pro-Palestine Protests are Now Led by Unrecognized Student Groups. Will Harvard Sanction Them?