Condition of Education in Western Massachusetts

Log Cabin | Holyoke, MA


Thank you to those who were able to join us for a conversation on the status of education in Western Massachusetts. The event put a local focus on findings from the Rennie Center’s Condition of Education in the Commonwealth report. The breakfast featured a discussion on how student-centered learning, an approach that tailors education to the needs and interests of each student, can help equip students for success in the workplace. Guests heard about the latest data on educational progress in Massachusetts, research on the impact of student-centered learning on workforce readiness, and programs in Western Massachusetts using promising student-centered approaches. Speakers included:

James Peyser, Massachusetts Secretary of Education
Senator Eric Lesser, State Senator, First Hampden & Hampshire District
Tricia Canavan, President, United Personnel
Lisa Bakowski, Principal, Boland Elementary School, Springfield Public Schools
Richard Malinoski, Math Teacher, Springfield Empowerment Zone
Kate Phelon, Executive Director, Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce
Stephen Zrike, Superintendent, Holyoke Public Schools

Event Partners

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Please contact Catherine Rauseo with any questions.