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2024 Nominations Now Open

Do you know a distinguished Worcester Public School Alumnus who is deserving of a nomination? The Worcester Educational Development Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the annual Distinguished Alumni of the Worcester Public Schools awards! The program was established in 2011 by WEDF to honor and recognize alumni of Worcester …

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2023 Scholarship & Award Winners

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation announced more than $40,000 in scholarships and awards for graduating seniors in the Worcester Public Schools. The funds have been provided by foundations, corporations, fund raising events, organizations, and individuals. The recipients are: Connected Scholars Laptops40 seniors in eight high schools. Nina and Miriam Barber ScholarshipTaevye Dawkins, North High Elizabeth …

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WEDF Announces Spring 2023 Mini-Grant Recipients

The Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc. funded more than $5,000 in mini-grants for educators in the Worcester Public Schools. The grants funded extraordinary projects to enhance and enrich teaching and learning in WEDF’s areas of focus: Arts and Culture, College and Career Readiness, Health and Wellness, and Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics. The grants were …

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WEDF Congratulates Elizabeth “Betty” Reidy Scholarship and Dr. Lee Gurel Award Recipients

Worcester Educational Development Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 Elizabeth “Betty” Reidy Scholarships and the Dr. Lee Gurel Award for Teaching and Learning Advanced Placement English. Elizabeth “Betty” Reidy Scholarships Betty Reidy was a North High graduate who was a lifelong Worcester resident who dedicated her life to improving the quality of life for …

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WEDF 2019/2020 Annual Report

OUR ANNUAL IMPACT:• Field trip experiences for more than 22,000 students• Warm winter outerwear for over 2,500 children• College prep for hundreds of students• Mini-grants for creative teachers• Technology, uniforms, instruments, and more  “As we celebrate this holiday season of giving, I look back over the past accomplishments of WEDF with pride, appreciation and affection …

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