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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

Rethinking Resilience


“If you really want people to be tough, make them idealistic for some cause,” writes David Brooks in the New York Times,  in this article examining resiliency. “… make them.. read more

“Book Deserts” Leave Low Income Children with Nothing to Read


Food deserts have become known as low-income areas where access to healthy food is scarce, and where fast-food restaurants often outnumber grocery stores. Education researchers have begun to apply the same.. read more

The Merits of Reading Real Books to Your Children


“Preschool children learn better when there’s an adult involved….They learn better when there are not distracting digital elements,” says Dr. Jenny Radesky, a developmental behavioral pediatrician and assistant professor of pediatrics.. read more