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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

Knowledge vs Skills; How the Common Core can Help


“… you can’t improve reading comprehension just by practicing free-floating skills. For students to understand what they’re reading, they need relevant background knowledge and vocabulary.” Read more

Summer learning meltdown


WEC’s Jennifer Davis Carey shows how we’re helping kids learn while having fun in the city’s parks. Read more

Burncoat behind the headlines


“I am stunned by the rapidity with which so many adults are using isolated incidents to gin up fear and hysteria around Worcester public schools.” writes Clive McFarlane in the.. read more