As I See It: Worcester schools: A strategic advance

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Worcester is embarking on a strategic planning initiative toward making the Worcester Public Schools one of the best urban systems in the country. While we do better than most urban systems in the state, there is much more that can be done to meet the needs of our students and the community.

On June 16th, School Superintendent Maureen Binienda and group of community partners launched The Worcester Public Schools Strategic Planning Initiative. The Worcester Education Collaborative and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau fully support this groundbreaking initiative and are proud to be able to contribute to this effort. The work of the initiative will be accomplished over the next six months and will craft a vision and an implementation strategy to assure our school district’s place as one of the best urban school systems in the country. It recognizes that a strong public school system is paramount both to the preparation of our young people for success in college, career, and our community as well as the work of the city to attract, maintain, and develop a strong middle class.

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