<p>Whereas The Cambridge School Committee was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Maurice Page, a former teacher in Cambridge, on July 15, 2020; and </p> <p>Whereas Maurice was the first in his family to graduate from college, having attended Cornell and Harvard University; and </p> <p>Whereas Maurice was a beloved Math teacher in the Pilot School at Cambridge Rindge and Latin, which used untracked classes; and </p> <p>Whereas Maurice inspired students of all skill levels to love Math by getting them 'in the zone' and making learning fun; and </p> <p>Whereas Maurice taught his students to stay the course and deeply believed they could do anything they set their minds to; and </p> <p>Whereas Maurice made sure all students participated in his classes; and </p> <p>Whereas Maurice was one of a few Black men teaching at CRLS and provided social emotional support and community for students of color; and </p> <p>Whereas Maurice integrated music into the lives of his students by singing in his classroom and performing in annual Pilot Plays and annual holiday choirs; and </p> <p>Whereas Pilot School alums consider Maurice the hippest Math teacher ever; and </p> <p>Whereas Maurice challenged his colleagues to think first about the students and shape curricula around their needs rather than the other way around; and </p> <p>Whereas During his service as a professor at Harvard, MIT, Wheelock and Lesley Universities, Maurice inspired thousands of future and current math educators in all corners of the globe; now therefore be it </p> <p>Resolved that the School Committee will go on record extending its deepest condolences to the family of Maurice Page for their loss; and be it further</p> <p>Resolved That the Executive Secretary be and hereby is requested to forward a suitable letter of condolence to the family of Maurice Page on behalf of the entire School Committee.</p>

School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
08/04/2020 Adopted

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