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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

Building resiliency in Worcester schools


Writing in today’s Telegram & Gazette, columnist Clive McFarlane cited The Health Foundation of Central Mass’ support of Worcester HEARS, a program to create “a more effective, supportive and safe school.. read more

Is superintendent hire a done deal?


“Worcester’s search for a new school superintendent has been handicapped by the School Committee’s decision to look no further than its current employees,” states the Worcester Telegram in an editorial.. read more

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