Day 12: Choice Now

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…

Public Safety Funds: Where Are They Going?

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Public Safety Funds: Where Are They Going? Contact Samantha…

It's as easy as 1-2-3

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Have you been keeping up with Jim's Rock the Schoolhouse blog? You…

Best Wishes To Curt

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Today's news reports that Curt Schilling has accepted the deal…

The Limits of Data: Weighted Edition

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One tip for aspiring data hounds -- always ask for weighted data. What…

Day 11: Put virtue in virtual school regulations

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For Aristotle, virtues required wisdom, the ability to find balance…

The Limits of Data

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Here at Pioneer, we are all for data-driven decision-making,…

Day 10: Decentralize decisions in failing urban districts

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Sometimes failure is not just in a handful of schools, but in…

Day 9 – Tested innovation for failing urban schools

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…

Day 8: Give Urban Kids Access to a Rich Liberal Arts Curriculum

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Countdown to World-Class Schools summarizes 12 actions the incoming…

Day 7: Strengthen STEM standards, instruction and assessments

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While our student gains in math and science over the past decade…

Sound off on Standards

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Governor Weld told the Globe yesterday that: "It would be madness…

Day 6: Attract and Retain High-Quality Math and Science Teachers

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Massachusetts’ students have made impressive gains in math…

National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade

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National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade Academic Standards…

National Standards: Round 1

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Read our latest report on National Standards. This paper focuses…

Front Page

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Did you see the Boston Herald this Sunday? Pioneer made the front…

Day 5: Prepare effective teachers

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It may sound like a platitude, but that doesn’t make it any…

Day 4: Recreate a strong accountability system

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When you spend $9 billion a year on schools, accountability must…

On national standards, you get what you pay for

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This week, State House News broke a story on the “cozy relationship”…

Dubious Connection of the Day

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A search of the apartment belonging to the Russian spies turned…

Plagarized Post: Scrap the Muni Relief Bill

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Sigh. This space takes enough potshots at the Globe, so they…

Day 3: Modernize state agencies to encourage local school reform

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In a recent blog, I noted how bloated the Department of Elementary…

Thought Experiment

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Substitute "Pioneer Institute" for "Health Care For All" in the…

Day 2: Strengthen the objective MCAS test

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When Governor William Weld signed the Education Reform Act, no…

Day 1: Strengthen the richest liberal arts standards in the nation

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The future belongs to the nation that best educates its citizens. That’s…

Countdown to World Class Schools

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The next two years are going to see the roughest state and local…

The GOV and Senate President Are Right

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...on racino licensing. Both are pushing back on racino proposals…

Patrick-Murray Campaign Upgrades to Latest Technology

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A new piece of social networking hachi-machi to organize field…

Food for thought on the Arizona Immigration Law

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I recently travelled to Mexico, and one of the hot discussion…

Top 10 Reasons I Will Not Be Running for Tobin's Council Seat

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10 - don't actually live in district 9 - weekend attire of Celtics/Red…