The Northshore Education Consortium (NEC) is an established educational collaborative serving uniquely challenged students and providing specialized services to schools. Founded in 1974, NEC was one of the first regional educational collaboratives in Massachusetts following the adoption of Chapter 766.
The Northshore Education Consortium supports its member districts by providing high quality, cost effective public programs, support services and resources to ensure meaningful and successful learning experiences for a wide spectrum of students and staff. The consortium will be a leader in influencing the development of public policy and building coalitions between and among districts in the Commonwealth and solving the challenges faced by its member districts.
Today, the Consortium serves 380 students from 18 member districts
and 25 other districts throughout Northeastern Massachusetts.
The Consortium staff is comprised of 270 professionals, paraprofessionals and others, offering knowledge and expertise in a wide range of educational and therapeutic specialty areas. Staff members have experience and advanced training in speech and language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, psychology, home training, behavioral therapies, nursing and other medical areas. The staff offers unparalleled depth of commitment, stability and expertise.
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