ROCHESTER — Local non-profit Leadership Seacoast, an organization working to developing informed and active community leaders recently discussed the state of education in Seacoast region. The event, which took place at Spaulding High was sponsored by Measured Progress and Monarch School of New England.

Members spent the day assessing the effectiveness, implications, cost and barriers to delivery of competency-based learning throughout the Seacoast region.

In the morning session, attendees heard from speakers about the current state of Rochester schools and educational opportunities outside of traditional public schools. Education reform advocate John Shea spoke to the class about what he called an outdated educational model.

“Getting education right in high school is critical, especially now, yet we continue to plug away making tweaks and adjustments to

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