Panel Discussion: Labor-Management Collaboration in Springfield Schools

Event Details

December 5, 2013
1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Campus Center

Room: 911-15

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Kathy Colon

Please join us for a panel discussion titled “Labor-Management Collaboration in Springfield Schools.” Panelists include Daniel Warwick, Springfield Public Schools superintendent, and Timothy Collins, Springfield Education Association president.

Teachers and administrators in the Springfield Public Schools have shown real leadership in developing a collaborative, problem-solving approach to school reform. Collaboration is changing the culture of participating schools with promising results. This panel will highlight lessons learned through this process by leaders from the teachers union and school district.

This panel is coordinated by Fred Rose, an instructor at the Center for Public Policy and Administration and co-director of the Wellspring Collaborative, a community development project creating worker-owned companies that provide living-wage jobs in Springfield. The panel is part of a series bringing leaders from Springfield to present their work and reflect on lessons about social change.