Carmen Ortiz is Making Beacon Hill Nervous

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Think you've had a tense few weeks at work? Consider potential…

Danvers man’s proposal for EZ-ID license plates endorsed

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http://www.wickedlocal.com/danvers/newsnow/x132492920/Danvers-man-s-proposal-for-EZ-ID-license-plates-endorsed?zc_p=1#axzz2NcNYjWOG The…

Pioneer and Northeastern Present State Transportation Scorecard

Use Pioneer's Transportation Dashboard, an online, interactive application designed to model a performance measurement system that could be deployed by the state’s Department of Transportation. It features an array of publicly-available data in an easy-to-digest format, and includes the latest information on key indicators of performance such as congestion, throughput, safety, construction management, and environmental stewardship.

BCBSF of MA and Health Affairs Spinning the MA Reform

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The Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts (BCBSF)…

Pioneer to Participate in U.S. History Competition for Students

Pioneer to Participate in U.S. History Competition for Students; “We the People” promotes U.S. history and civics education

Recent history of the T

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http://www.wickedlocal.com/marshfield/news/opinions/x364057122/COMMENTARY-Recent-history-of-the-T?zc_p=2#axzz2NuhDIn7u On…

The Weakest Link?

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Like most places, Massachusetts uses elections to insure accountability…

This Week at Pioneer: Better Government Competition

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http://www.redmassgroup.com/diary/13733/this-week-at-pioneer Enter…

Chipping away at charters

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Charter school approvals are granted in February. They shouldn't…

Introduction to the Massachusetts Transportation Dashboard

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Author(s): Steve Poftak — Publication date: 2012-01-24 Category:…

Meet the Transportation Dashboard

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How well did the Patriots do this weekend? That's easy. Look…

Wong and Fitchburg charter official ready to defend school

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http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/local/ci_19805585 FITCHBURG…

Chipping away at charter schools

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/01/chipping_away_at_charter_schoo.html Charter…

Patrick's economic development plan is flawed

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http://www.heraldnews.com/newsnow/x66783145/GUEST-OPINION-Patricks-economic-development-plan-is-flawed Gov.…

9 Keys For Reality TV Chefs

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(What, you think we can only do policy?) There's been a proliferation…

Beacon Hill Budget Games

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I'm a bit perplexed at the latest round of expectation-setting…

The 21 studies that generated the findings in “Civics Exam: Schools of Choice Boost Civic Values”

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http://educationnext.org/the-21-studies-that-generated-the-findings-in-civics-exam-schools-of-choice-boost-civic-values/ Campbell,…

Poftak: Freeze the unemployment tax

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http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/opinion/columnists/x2062852269/Poftak-Freeze-the-unemployment-tax#axzz2NGLZfsv3 You…

An education in virtual schooling

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http://www.lowellsun.com/editorials/ci_19734981 From working…

Budgeting Innovation?

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If you deal with budgets regularly, you know the pain of trying…

Are We Fighting Health Care Costs or Health Care Spending?

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Liberal blogger Matt Yglesias over at Slate recently made…

Evaluate teachers with a single or multiple measures?

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/01/evaluate_teachers_with_a_singl.html Back…

Fare Hikes, Service Cuts and MBTA Mismanagement: A Recent History of the T

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http://hingham.patch.com/articles/fare-hikes-service-cuts-and-mbta-mismanagement-a-recent-history-of-the-t On…

Can the MBTA Learn From Germany?

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Participate in the transportation conversation long enough and…

Chester plan for Lawrence falls short on ideas, options

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http://www.lowellsun.com/oped/ci_19718547 In November, state…

Benefit of the doubt? Not for Murray

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Lieut. Gov. Tim Murray has forfeited the benefit of the doubt. Murray,…

Health Reform May Lessen Sting of Charity Care for NJ Hospitals

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http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/12/0110/2345/ New Jersey…

MBTA nixes takeover, ponders next rail contract

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20120107/us-commuter-rail/ MBTA…

Odds-On Favorite? Not the Lottery

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The Massachusetts state lottery has made news the past few weeks…