Cambridge Schools

Facing A Longstanding Racial Achievement Gap, Cambridge Moves to Standardize School Curricula

As Cambridge Public Schools takes broad steps toward ensuring students receive equal instruction with a new, standardized English curriculum, the district has found itself in a greater statewide debate about reading standards, mandating curricula, and teacher and school autonomy.

Council Approves Cambridge Public School Budget, Including $1 Million For Standardized English Curriculum

The Cambridge City Council voted unanimously to approve Cambridge Public Schools’ $268 million budget for fiscal year 2025, including $1 million to implement a new aligned English Language Arts curriculum across all elementary schools next fall.

Boston, Cambridge-Area High School Students Block Mass. Ave. in Support of MIT Encampment

Approximately 50 student Boston-area high school students blocked Massachusetts Avenue in front of MIT on Monday afternoon for at least four hours as part of a pro-Palestine protest.

Privacy Breach During School Committee Meeting Could Explain Delay in Greer Contract Talks

The Cambridge School Committee’s April 1 executive session was intended to be a highly confidential discussion about whether to extend embattled Superintendent Victoria L. Greer’s contract. Then, they noticed a parent on the call.

Cambridge School Committee Asks Superintendent Victoria Greer to Resign

The Cambridge School Committee has asked Superintendent Victoria L. Greer to voluntarily resign at the end of the school year, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Superintendent Greer’s Evaluation Again Postponed at Tuesday School Committee Meeting

For the second time in two weeks, Cambridge Public Schools Superintendent Victoria L. Greer’s midpoint evaluation was delayed, a move that comes despite repeated calls for change in district leadership.

Despite Paraprofessional Rallies, Cambridge School Committee Passes New Budget

The Cambridge School Committee voted 6-1 to pass the $268 million Cambridge Public Schools budget for fiscal year 2025 during a Tuesday meeting, over the objection of nearly 30 educators and Cambridge residents who demanded better pay for paraprofessionals.

CPS Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Sexually Assaulting 2 Minors

Jorge A. Bonilla, a teacher at Cambridge’s immersion K-8 Amigos School, pleaded not guilty to nine charges of sexual assault in Middlesex Superior Court on Monday after being indicted by a grand jury in February.

Campaign to Fire Graham & Parks Principal Causes Rift Among Parents

The campaign to fire Graham & Parks Elementary School Principal Kathleen M. Smith has divided parents at the school ahead of a Sunday deadline for Cambridge Public School leadership to notify Smith about whether her contract will be renewed.

School Committee to Weigh Superintendent Greer’s Future in Closed-Door Meeting

The Cambridge School Committee will discuss whether to renew Superintendent Victoria L. Greer’s contract during a closed-door executive session Tuesday evening, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Parents Demand District Leaders Fire Graham & Parks Principal in Open Letter

An anonymous group of parents at the Graham & Parks Elementary School called on Cambridge Public School Superintendent Victoria L. Greer and the School Committee to fire the school’s embattled principal Kathleen M. Smith in an open letter on Monday.

Parents Criticize Cambridge Superintendent During School Committee Meeting

Though Cambridge Public Schools Superintendent Victoria L. Greer’s widely-anticipated midpoint evaluation was postponed during a Tuesday School Committee meeting, nearly 30 parents took to the podium to demand change from Greer and district leadership.

School Officials Discuss Lackluster CPS Climate Survey Results at Town Hall

Ratings of Cambridge Public Schools’ environment fell below nationwide medians for the 2023-2024 school year, according to survey results first shared with families in late February. CPS Superintendent Victoria L. Greer and other district administrators held a town hall meeting with parents and students Monday to discuss the results.

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