N.J. rethinking high school tests

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http://articles.philly.com/2012-05-01/news/31519840_1_new-tests-graduation-rates-high-school-proficiency-assessment Gov.…

Why States Should Jump from National Education Standards Bandwagon

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http://www.texasinsider.org/why-states-should-jump-from-the-national-standards-bandwagon/ Texas…

Mass. Taxpayers Foundation Responds To Critics On Health Reform Spending

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http://commonhealth.wbur.org/2012/04/mass-taxpayers-foundation-critics A…

UMass law school not meeting goals, foes say

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http://www.dolanmedia.com/view.cfm?recID=770766 A Boston-based…

Conflicts of interest in Mass's adoption of national education standards

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“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because…

Palin Was A Prophet About Obama's Education Takeover

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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/04/26/palin_was_a_prophet_about_obamas_education_takeover_113966.html Sarah…

Nashoba Tech makes pitch to Shirley selectmen

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http://www.lowellsun.com/local/ci_20475903/nashoba-tech-makes-pitch-shirley-board Ayer's…

If Only Governor Patrick Knew What His Medicaid Office Was Up To

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While Governor Patrick has been pleading with the Legislature…

Conflicts of Interest in MA's adoption of national standards

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“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because…

The power of the New Orleans school reform

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/04/louisiana_marches_to_its_own_b.html For…

Why States Should Hop Off the National Standards Bandwagon

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http://blog.heritage.org/2012/04/23/why-states-should-hop-off-the-national-standards-bandwagon/ When…

POOR STUDENTS IN RURAL MASSACHUSETTS OUTPERFORM THEIR URBAN COUNTERPARTS AND ARE IMPROVING MORE RAPIDLY

New study finds that all students are scoring higher, but low-income rural students have improved more rapidly than low-income urban students.

Strauss, Kinney the right choices

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http://www.wickedlocal.com/swampscott/newsnow/x1783273805/EDITORIAL-Strauss-Kinney-the-right-choices#axzz2OHGE6ymJ One…

Federal Overhaul Will Require Mass To Adjust its Health Reform Law

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http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2012/1/31/federal-overhaul-will-require-mass-to-adjust-its-health-reform-law.aspx#ixzz2O6SYjEp4 Although…

State Roundup: State Spending Drops $290 Billion In 5 Years

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News outlets examine a variety of state health policy issues,…

Another take on “budget buster” report: Health law was more expensive, one analyst says

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2012/04/18/another-take-budget-buster-report-health-law-was-more-expensive-one-analyst-says/P3MWkYqHtZG5MMYUGX6PvM/story.html Josh…

Is Romneycare A Budget Buster?

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The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) put out a report…

Attracting Business Without Giving Away the Store

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http://www.governing.com/blogs/bfc/col-state-tax-incentive-economic-development-pew-study.html Each…

Old foe resurfaces as law school pursues accreditation

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http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120415/NEWS/204150354/1003/TOWN02 The…

Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT....

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Toll hikes are a tough sell in this area, but what if tolls were…

Deval Patrick’s RomneyCare

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http://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2012/04/13/deval-patricks-romneycare/ There…

News Flash: Gruber and McDonough are Political

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Jonathan Gruber and John McDonough are widely quoted in the media…

California Wants A Tax Hike to Pay For Common Core

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http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/california-wants-a-tax-hike-to-pay-for-common-core/ Lance…

Ex-Medicare chief Berwick: "The medical device industry is doing a lot to protect patients"

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http://www.massdevice.com/news/ex-medicare-chief-berwick-medical-device-industry-doing-lot-protect-patients?page=3 Erstwhile…

On Birthday 6, Reflections on “RomneyCare”

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http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/health/health_stew/2012/04/on_birthday_6_reflections_on_r.html Prior…

2012 Hewitt Health Care Lecture

Pioneer's 2012 Hewitt Health Care Lecture enjoyed record attendance, and featured a presentation by Dr. Don Berwick, formerly the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Berwick was followed by James Capretta, Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Viewpoints: Minn. Missteps With Medicaid Are Object Lesson; 'Defensive' Medicine: Red Herring Or Key To Health Costs?

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http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Daily-Reports/2012/April/27/fri-opinions.aspx Minneapolis…

Obama’s 2013 Education Budget and Blueprint: A Costly Expansion of Federal Control

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http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/04/obamas-2013-education-budget-and-blueprint-a-costly-expansion-of-fed “Budgets…