National Association of Social Workers Mass. Chapter Endorses Kathleen Kelly for Re-election

The National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter – Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW MA PACE) has endorsed Kathleen Kelly in her re-election bid for Cambridge School Committee. NASW MA Chapter is the largest social work organization in the state with 7,000 members.

NASW’s political action arm endorses candidates with a solid and proven commitment to promoting social and economic justice as well as providing unimpeded access to services for all citizens. Social workers advocate for policy priorities and legislation that strengthen the social work …

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Asking for Your Support and Help to Continue on the Cambridge School Committee

Asking for Your Support and Help to Continue on the Cambridge School Committee

As a long-time activist, I have brought my experience in the public schools, my effectiveness at bridge-building, my ability to foster open and inclusive dialogue, and my demonstrated success in developing active civic engagement within communities to the Cambridge School Committee. That is why I am running for a third term for the Cambridge School Committee.

I cannot continue to do this without your support.

Campaign season has moved into high gear. I am asking you to help reelect me by contributing to my campaign and giving …

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Thank you again!

Thank you again!

Dear Friends,

I am honored your support has given me the opportunity to serve my beloved community, Cambridge, as a member of the School Committee for another term. I look forward to working with our new superintendent and our new School Committee, which will welcome two new members, Manikka Bowman and Emily Dexter, in January. I want to thank Fran Cronin for her service this term.

Throughout the campaign, you contributed in many different ways, giving sound advice and encouragement, organizing house parties and coffees, making phone …

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Why I am Running for Re-Election

Why I am Running for Re-Election

I am running for the Cambridge School Committee because of my experience as a public school
parent and community activist.

I want every child and family to have the experience my family had—to have both strengths and difficulties met with appropriate support.  As a parent representative on the School Council, I learned many families had a different experience.  King Open stated that it was social justice school and we all struggled to make that a reality.

As a social worker, I view the whole child in the whole …

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Thank You!

Thank You!

Dear Friends,

I am honored that your support has given me the opportunity to serve my beloved community, Cambridge, as a member of the School Committee. As I said in my closing statement at our final School Committee Candidate Forum, I know what a difference a quality education makes to an individual’s life and to our community as a whole. Public education has had difficulty living up to its promise for many years; I want to help it reach its promise in Cambridge.

Throughout the campaign, you …

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Academic Challenge and Mathematics

Academic Challenge and Mathematics

Do I support classes that have distinct levels of challenge at CRLS? Yes. Does this mean I am happy with the student demographics in these distinct level classes? No. I understand this is a question that leads to the question of why someone would support distinct challenges at the high school level and then not support distinct levels of challenge in the middle schools. It appears to be a contradiction.

Our district needs policy on mathematics education in the grades 6 to 8. For many years, …

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Why I Am Running

Why I Am Running

I am running for School Committee because public education is the great equalizer in our society and all children have a right to a high quality public school experience. As a member of the Cambridge School Committee, I will view my work through the lens of three key values: Equity, Access, and Excellence.

Equity:  I am committed to social justice in the Cambridge Public Schools, and I believe that all children should have the supports they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Access:  I am a …

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National Association of Social Workers MA Chapter Endorses Kathleen Kelly

National Association of Social Workers MA Chapter Endorses Kathleen Kelly

The National Association of Social Workers Massachusetts Chapter – Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW MA PACE) has endorsed Kathleen Kelly for Cambridge School Committee. NASW MA Chapter is the largest social work organization in the state with 8,000 members.

NASW’s political action arm endorses candidates with a solid and proven commitment to ensuring all people have access to healthcare, basic education and the opportunity to earn a fair wages. Social workers advocate for policy priorities and legislation that strengthen the social work profession and strengthen …

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Kathleen Announces Candidacy for Cambridge School Committee

Kathleen Announces Candidacy for Cambridge School Committee

Friends and supporters gathered at the Atomic Bean Cafe on Wednesday, June 26th to join Kathleen in Kicking-off her campaign for Cambridge School Committee. Renae Gray, School Committee Member Marc McGovern, State Representative Marjorie Decker, and City Councilor Denise Simmons introduced Kathleen, who gave an impassioned speech about why she is running for School Committee.

Kathleen brings an unusual combination of education and experience, having both an MBA and an MSW.  Her financial, analytic and evaluation skills will be assets to the School Committee in its …

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