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“We bring people and organizations together to work on behalf of our children and our schools.”

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

New federal legislation: Every Student Succeeds Act


“With this bill, we reaffirm that fundamentally American ideal—that every child, regardless of race, income, background, the zip code where they live, deserves the chance to make of their lives.. read more

Stymied by Common Core math? Here’s help


Parents across the country are trying to make sense of Common Core standards, a set of academic expectations that call for less focus on memorization and more focus on explaining.. read more

Report on selection of new Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools


The Worcester Education Collaborative (WEC) and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau (WRRB) present their first joint report, The Urgency of Excellence: Issues for the Next Superintendent of Schools in Worcester,.. read more