Smaller Mass. cities seek non-profit to bolster schools
The Brockton schools boss has a question: What about us? He and his peers are tired of seeing foundation funds flow mainly to troubled schools in Boston
Small Massachusetts cities face challenges in establishing partnerships with educational nonprofits or philanthropists to improve their schools because such groups and donors tend to favor larger cities like Boston. Many major nonprofits consider large cities as having the greatest need - and a big name that can impress donors. But increasingly in Massachusetts, it is the cities outside Boston that appear to require additional help in overhauling their schools.