Our mission is to engage our community in fulfilling its responsibility to ensure that excellence in education is available to all public school students and that they are prepared for success in college, career, and life.
WEC just wrapped up another successful year of our Reading Together program funded by the AbbVie Foundation. Read more about the impacts of this program and some of the exciting additions we made this year!
WEC is a member of a statewide partnership of education, civil rights, and social justice organizations pressing for equity in education in Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Education Equity Partnership came together over a year ago and produced the report, Number One for Some, which focused on the significant disparities in education opportunity, access, and ultimately outcomes in our commonwealth.
As our legislature works to amend the Chapter 70 funding formula, the core approach to funding K-12 public schools in place since 1993, the partnership is calling for a significant reworking of the formula to channel more funding into high need, low property wealth districts. To be most effective we believe that this increased funding must be coupled with increased accountability and transparency to assure that funds are used wisely and consistent with what we have learned since 1993 about best practices in teaching and learning.
Trauma during development or, childhood trauma, changes the architecture of the physical brain and the ability to learn and social behavior. It impacts 2 out of 3 children at some level, but I didn’t even know what it was…