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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

Cracks in Education’s Foundation


“…as a result of the commonwealth’s failure to keep pace with the changing needs of our students and adequately fund Chapter 70, the education foundation budget…districts like Worcester and the.. read more

How books can teach children to care


Anna Dewdney, children’s author of the beloved Llama Llama series of books, died recently.  In a post she wrote for the Wall Street Journal in 2013 Dewdney noted :”When we read.. read more

What Kids Wish Their Teachers Knew About Them


This article from the New York Times shows the eye-opening responses teachers got when they asked their students to finish the sentence: I wish my teacher knew… Read it here