Worcester Schools Face Urgent Need for Modernization Amidst Historical Charm

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Worcester’s educational landscape is at a critical crossroads, with Superintendent Rachel Monárrez highlighting the dire need for modernizing schools that date back to the late 1800s and early 1990s. Despite their historical charm, these facilities fall short of providing an environment conducive to 21st-century learning, a challenge further underscored by a recent Worcester Regional Research Bureau report advocating for significant investment in school infrastructure. This comes after a 2017 assessment revealed that 22 out of 66 buildings within the district required either replacement or renovation, with the cost of urgent repairs estimated at nearly $70 million at the time.

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