The SEZP Empowerment Zone serves more than 5,000 students in 16 underperforming middle and high schools in Springfield.
SEZP schools benefit from a unique partnership between the Springfield Public Schools, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and the Springfield Education Association teachers union.
Neither a charter school network, nor state takeover, nor in-district turnaround strategy, SEZP created its own innovative model that combines autonomy with support and accountability.
Each school is locally designed to meet the unique needs of its students and community. Combined with educator-driven decision-making, customized school support and expanded time for a well-rounded education, the results are empowering.
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