How one community transformed a struggling school

Gateways Episode 14

Neighborhood stabilization meets local education accountability

In this episode of Gateways, Ben Forman visits Worcester to talk with the team that led the transformation of Union Hill elementary.

Ben speaks with Mullen Sawyer, executive director of Oak Hill Community Development Corporation, and Marie Morse and Kareem Tatum, who spearheaded Union Hill’s turnaround as a formidable Principal/Assistant Principal duo. This episode shows how community-led school improvement efforts can revitalize a declining neighborhood, highlighting the potential of both school-center neighborhood revitalization and local education accountability policies.

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