Meetings & Workshops Archive

May 8, 2012
Math Grant Meeting – CALA with CPS Leadership – Summary
With Mark Healy, Barbara Van Sickle, Candyce Dostert, Lenore Cowen, Freedom Baird

May 3, 2012
Shine the Light On It – Addressing Issues that Impact American-Born Black Residents’ Utilization of Services in Cambridge
Produced by: the American-Born Black Outreach Team (ABBOT) and Community Engagement Team (CET). Notes by Freedom Baird. Notes by CET staff. Slides and focus group reports by ABBOT and CET.

April 27, 2012
Math grants informal brainstorming meeting
With Lenore Cowen, Gigliola Staffilani, Freedom Baird

April 24, 2012
CALA Q&A with Dr. Judith Berkowitz
Q&A session for CALA parents with Dr. Judith Berkowitz Director of Boston Public Schools’ Advanced Work Class, AVID Program, and AP Program

March 27, 2012
CALA Statement to CPS Administration and School Committee
Statement in response to budget and creation of new Academic Challenge and Enrichment Support Program Manager

March 27, 2012
Academic Challenge and Enrichment Support Program Manager
Draft of job description. Position to be filled by September 2012

March 22, 2012
CALA General Meeting – Agenda and Minutes
Meeting focus was on CPS FY2012-13 proposed budget; hiring of advanced learning consultant

March 20, 2012
Annual School Budget Presentation
Superintendent Jeff Young’s Presentation of FY2012-13 School Budget, School Committee Discussion

March 6, 2012
School Committee and Administration Discussion of Academic Challenge Policy
At School Committee meeting with second and final vote on Academic Challenge Policy

March 6, 2012
CALA Budget Statement
Presented to CPS Administration and School Committee; request for creation of Advanced Learning Program Coordinator

February 21, 2012
CALA Budget Proposal
Presented to CPS Administration and School Committee; request for creation of positions in support of a district-wide Academic Challenge program

February 13, 2012
CALA Informal Steering Meeting, Agenda & Minutes

February 6, 2012
Upper School Academic Challenge Policy
Presented by CPA Superintendent Jeffrey Young & Administrative Team

January 24, 2012
CALA Response to CPS’s Academic Challenge Plan
Presented to CPS Administration and School Committee

January 24, 2012
CALA General Planning Meeting, Agenda & Minutes

January 16, 2012
Academic Challenge: The Foundation of Academic Excellence and Social Justice
Plan presented by Superintendent Jeffrey Young & Administrative Team
Plan Appendices

January 3, 2012
Statement and Action Plan from CALA Community
Presented to CPS Administration and School Committee

January 3, 2012
Pilot Honors Proposal – Presented by members of the ISP community
Presented to CPS Administration and School Committee

December 3, 2011
Perceptions and Realities: An Evaluation of the Intensive Studies Program
Conducted by Nancy Brigham Associates for the Cambridge Public School District

December 2, 2011
CALA General Planning Meeting

November 29, 2011
Academic Challenge Roundtable
Held by CPS Adminsitration and School Committee
Roundtable Agenda and handout with articles & research
Detailed notes of roundtable discussion

October 13-15, 2011
Notes from the 17th Annual New England Conference on Gifted and Talented Education
Detailed notes of workshops, talks, and conversations

July 20, 2011
ISP Community Meeting with Superintendent Young
Detailed notes of discussion

March 15, 2011
Innovation Agenda: A Design for Excellence in the Cambridge Public Schools
Presented by CPS Superintendent Jeffrey Young
Original version, published February 1, 2011
Revised version, published March 8, 2011