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Local Agencies and Educators Attend Workshop on Poverty

April 4, 2008
By: Worcester State University News

Over 75 educators and agency representatives from around the region attended the “Framework for Understanding Poverty,” workshop sponsored by the Worcester State Education Department, Wednesday April 2.

The workshop featured nationally recognized educator Rita F. Pierson, Ed.D.  She outlined some of the “hidden rules” around class that educators face in the classroom every day.  She urged attendees to provide their students with structure but also love. “Your kids will work so much harder for a teacher they like and respect.”

Participants included representatives from the Acton Housing Authority, Douglas Public Schools, Dudley-Charlton Regional School District, Framingham Housing Authority, Leicester Public Schools, Petersham Center School, Quaboag Regional High School, Stetson School, Tantasqua Regional School District, Webster Public Schools, Worcester Community Action Council, Worcester Head Start, Worcester Public Schools and Worcester State College.

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