Guest Column: Fulfilling the Dream of the Algebra Project in Cambridge

(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 …

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Vote for equity, vote Yes on Question 2

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 …

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Nolan has earned a No. 1 vote for Cambridge School Committee

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 …

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Statement on standardized testing

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 …

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