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The Worcester Education Collaborative (WEC) is an independent advocacy organization working to ensure that students in the Worcester Public Schools are given the opportunity to succeed at the highest possible level and to acquire the skills and knowledge to master the challenges of the 21st century. The Collaborative is committed to supporting, facilitating, and developing a wide variety of partnerships among families, schools, organizations, and businesses that will both enhance the quality of public education in Worcester and the quality of our common life. As a non-profit education fund, the Collaborative’s independent voice speaks for the children and for the community to create a system of effective schools in which every child is prepared for success in college, career, and life.

Recent Media

President Obama on the importance of reading


Not since Lincoln has there been a president as fundamentally shaped — in his life, convictions and outlook on the world — by reading and writing as Barack Obama, says.. read more

No simple solutions


The challenges facing Worcester’s public schools demand more than a disingenuous response, writes Clive McFarlane in the Telegram & Gazette. Read more here

A Compact to Make Worcester Public Schools the Best in New England


“This Worcester Compact for Public Education… provides nothing less than a game changer in developing and executing a strategic plan for education in the Worcester Public Schools” notes the editorial.. read more