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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.

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WEC, public schools partnership wins planning grant


“This is big–not only for our schools but for our community,” said Jennifer Davis Carey, executive director of Worcester Education Collaborative as she thanked the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts.. read more

Education reform: what still needs to be done


Although the goal of Massachusetts’ education reform bill was to educate all students to high levels, “there are deep, persistent achievement gaps and inequality of opportunity that don’t meet our.. read more

More kids want print books; fewer parents reading to pre-schoolers


Results from Scholastic’s national survey of kids and reading provide some surprises. Read more