Why soft skills are pernicious

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Way back in February 2009, we criticized a report issued by the…

Time for nailbiting

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Massachusetts has submitted its Race to the Top application and…

Murphy Beats Grossman!

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See, I told you so, someone needed to join Steve Grossman in…

Where's Martha?

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Its not easy being the Attorney General. You step on too many…

On Finn and Linn

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Checker Finn has a great blog at the Flypaper, which notes the…

Connecting with small businesses?

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State House News Service (subscription required) reports that…

Arne Duncan goes DC

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There was/is the big push to centralize health care. Now centralize…

That Didn't Take Long

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I heard it for the first time last night -- "Benedict Brown". And…

Legislature Skips Plan Design

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The Legislature is rolling out a "Municipal Relief Act" today,…

Randi blah-blah-blah?

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Central Falls (RI) School Superintendent Frances Gallo is moving…

Charters and disadvantaged students

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We've had some long discussions with legislators and the media…

A 'C' for Health Care

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Check out Amy Lischko's latest paper in the Interim Report Card…

Massachusetts Health Care Reform’s Financing Gets a “C”

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Massachusetts Health Care Reform’s Financing Gets a “C”:…

Calling Glenn Koocher

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I am pretty sure you have seen the number of online tools Pioneer…

The missing link - student data and teacher performance

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Dan Willingham's good piece in the Boston Globe on what makes…

MassCityStats.org: our new online tool

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Today, Pioneer is releasing a new tool that gives people in 14…

Time for the Essex County Retirement Board To Go

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Governor Patrick, either through PERAC or through legislation,…

Together We Can...Fight Adverse Selection

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Charlie Baker and Deval Patrick seem to agree on something. In…

Fun Facts re Public Employee Salaries

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Boston.com has a very interesting spreadsheet up on their site…

Don't Say That - Deval Patrick Edition

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My youngest has the charming habit of responding to my unwelcome…

Giving the Convention Center Its Due

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Let's hear it for the MCCA -- they just posted their audited…

NY and IL Always Make Me Feel Better

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This has been a tough year for MA politics, with multiple indictments…

Small thought on TV personalities

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I have always been more interested in U.S. Secretary of Education…

Globe Metro Columnists Take A Victory Lap on UMASS Law School

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Adrian Walker picks up where his colleague Yvonne Abraham left…

Let's Lose the Fast Lane Gates on the Tobin

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On Jan.1, MassDOT took over the Tobin Bridge from MassPort. …

The Secret Weapon in the Auditor's Race

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I blogged a few days ago about the crowded field for the Auditor's…

Opportunity for Coakley in March

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While the Democratic party "commentariat" has had afield day…

Secretary Reville does Mel Gibson

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At the January 26 Board of Education meeting that dealt primarily…

Ugh...

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Well, the Board of Higher Ed approved the acquisition of the…