An expert's view of national standards' focus on non-fiction texts

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(Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times) The Common Core national…

Lawrence Eagle-Tribune: Lawrence school reforms must target all students, not a select few

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We must act swiftly and boldly to enact far-reaching reforms that impact all of the Lawrence school district’s 13,000 students, not just a fortunate few.

Change Coming for FSAs? Drop the “Use-it-or-Lose-It” Rule

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HT to Meghan McCarthy at National Journal for the report and…

Sunset the Lawrence district school monopoly

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One of two kids in the Lawrence Public School system do not…

New Municipal Guide Provides Tools for Local Budgeting

The Guide to Sound Fiscal Management for Municipalities is intended as a resource for citizens, especially those serving on municipal finance committees, to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of their community’s spending. Pioneer has distributed over 3,000 copies to city and town finance committee members throughout Massachusetts.

Grossman wants to look squarely at reality

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The treasurer’s call for a cut in the pension’s rate of return…

Rent Seeking in Mass Price Capping Law

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After Moody's issued a credit negative analysis for hospitals…

POLITICAL COLUMNIST MICHAEL BARONE TO HEADLINE 2012 BETTER GOVERNMENT COMPETITION AWARDS DINNER

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ichael Barone, best-selling author and respected political commentator, will deliver the keynote address, “Election 2012 and the American Experiment,” at Pioneer Institute’s 2012 Better Government Competition Awards ceremony.

Medicaid Patient Access in Mass

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Yesterday the Massachusetts Medical Society released its annual…

Moody's Report: New Mass Price Capping Law "Credit Negative" for Hospitals

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In the soon to be long list of unintended consequences as…

Funny Business Ahead in Massachusetts?

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Over at the Manhattan Institute, Paul Howard recently blogged…

Pioneer Event: Lawrence School Reform Forum

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Featuring keynote speaker Jeff Riley, Superintendent-receiver…

The right reform path in Lawrence?

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There are two issues that matter in K-12 education – what…

Will Government-Directed Healthcare in Mass. Really Contain Costs?

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Governor Patrick signed a new healthcare law today aimed at cost…

Pioneer's Statement on "Cost Containment" and Payment Reform Bill

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Another Lost Opportunity to Give Individuals and Businesses…