<p>Whereas, the Cambridge Public Schools participate in the Journey into Education and Teaching Program, known as JET, to provide a pathway at little cost for paraprofessionals to get their bachelor's degrees and Massachusetts teacher licensures; and </p> <p>Whereas JET (www.jetintoteaching.org) supports the goals of building local teacher pipelines and developing an educator workforce that reflects the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students; and </p> <p>Whereas JET provides the program structure for recruitment and support such as: advising, guiding in application procedures for college admission and financial aid, participating in cohort groups, providing local educator mentors, and professional and career development opportunities; and </p> <p>Whereas Cambridge must commit to providing and compensating mentors as part of our commitment to JET Paraprofessionals; and </p> <p>Whereas JET is an education program of the Massachusetts Foundation for Teaching and Learning; and </p> <p>Whereas Massachusetts is unique in providing a state education grant that funds the undergraduate education of employed eligible paraprofessionals who commit to becoming teachers; and </p> <p>Whereas JET already has demonstrated a record of success; and </p> <p>Whereas meeting application deadlines is critical; now therefore be it Resolved that the Superintendent collaborate with JET and report on how the program will operate in Cambridge.</p>

School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
12/15/2020 Adopted
03/16/2021 Placed on File
03/16/2021 Removed from Awaiting Reports

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