As I See It: Behind the education strategic plan and how it’s progressing

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In the winter of 2016, the Worcester Education Collaborative and the Worcester Regional Research Bureau produced a report – the Urgency of Excellence – that provided an overview of the Worcester Public Schools. Recognizing the significant changes in the work of teaching and learning, the needs of students as they prepare for life in an increasingly interconnected and technological world, and the changing demographics of both our city and our public school students, the report called for the development of a strategic plan for the schools.

The District’s last plan was completed in 1992, one year before the major overhaul of education in our state through the 1993 Education Reform Act. Much has changed since then.

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