2014 News

The full cost of education

Each year, the city of Worcester and the Worcester Public Schools come together to balance educational and other municipal needs with available funding. While minimum education spending is established by state law, the local debate focuses on the full cost of a large urban school system and the amount by which the city supplements required public school funding.

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Worcester winning

Worcester has a problem, and it’s one we’re glad to see: How to build upon the considerable successes the city has enjoyed over the last decade and more?

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Worcester ponders how to keep college grads from leaving town

Above, Nic Guerra, who works for the office of U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern, and graduated this year from Assumption College, speaks at a forum at the school about how to keep college students in Worcester after they graduate. Listening are, right to left, Worcester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tim Murray, Nikki DiOrio of Assumption’s Career Development & Internship Center and Patrick Muldoon, chief executive officer of UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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