Here are a few pics from Patty’s 14 years of service to the City and its citizens.
October 30, 2017 (Source: cambridge.wickedlocal.com) Candidates say lots of things. Voters should look at what they do. For example, every candidate talks about good governance. Every voter should know that our School Committee voted not to do a job search for the executive cecretary to the School Committee, a job that pays over $90,000 a
(Source: cambridge.wickedlocal.com) By Patty Nolan Cambridge is the birthplace of the Algebra Project, which identified algebra for eighth-graders as a civil rights issue 30 years ago. I strongly support that goal and have championed efforts to achieve that goal in our district. For years, only a few of our eighth-graders passed the algebra test. Despite
Guest Column (Source: cambridge:wickedlocal.com) By Patricia Nolan and Jan Devereux The ballot initiative to potentially increase the number of charter schools in Massachusetts is generating passionate debate. Examining deeply what is best for all students and valuing equity and outcomes, we will be voting “Yes.” The first thing all voters must know is that Massachusetts
Superintendent decision: statement by Patty Nolan at special Meeting of the Cambridge School Committee on Superintendent vote, October 24, 2015 This decision is the most important any SC can make. The most significant of our term. At this point, we have narrowed the candidate list to two, and both both have tremendous strengths and would
LETTER October 24, 2015 (Source: cambridge.wickedlocal.com) To the editor: As a student School Committee member over 10 years ago, I had the pleasure of serving with Patty Nolan. She was always thoughtful and eager to collaborate on crucial issues, while also relying on my input for the student’s perspective — keeping that at the forefront
Statement on standardized testing, prepared in response to movement Less Testing More Learning, Spring 2015 Patty Nolan, Cambridge School Committee candidate There has been a lot of attention to standardized testing in the country, in Massachusetts, in Cambridge. I agree that we’re doing too much. And I agree that there is a place for standardized
Statement on a successor contract for Dr. Young, after six years. December 2014 (remarks prepared for the public meeting on Dec. 2, 2014 to vote on a contract for a one year extension. This written statement was amended in making the oral statement, to shorten it.) This decision is hard. Very hard – since I