Patriot Ledger: Changes in teaching leave Huck Finn out in the cold

/
The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s decision to adopt weaker national standards known as “Common Core” cuts students' instruction in classic literature and poetry in half.

Case Study-When Politics Influences Policy: Liberal Health Wonks from Mass

/
This afternoon FamiliesUSA released a report from a trifecta…

If Doctors Know the Price, Would It Change Behavior? Essay Contest

/
The great folks over at Costs of Care have opened their…

Pioneer Announces Recipient of First Annual Ruth and Lovett Peters Fellowship

/
Pioneer announces Umut Dur, University of Texas Doctoral Candidate, is recipient of first annual Ruth and Lovett Peters Fellowship to support school choice initiatives

Lowell Sun: Taking Huck Finn Out of Curriculum a Classic Disaster

/
With its adoption of Common Core, Massachusetts has chosen to hit the reset button on nearly two decades of unparalleled student achievement.

NYT: Medicare Bills Rise as Records Turn Electronic

/
The theory of cost savings don't always match what happens in…

Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise: Taking Huck Finn Out of Curriculum a Classic Disaster

/
Because of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s decision to adopt weaker national standards known as “Common Core,” students will learn less than half as much classic literature and poetry than they did under Massachusetts' previous standards.

Fall River Herald News: Common Core Takes Classics Out of Curriculum

/
But with its adoption of Common Core, Massachusetts has chosen to hit the reset button on nearly two decades of unparalleled student achievement.

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Schoolkids missing the Twain

/
But with its adoption of Common Core, Massachusetts has chosen to hit the reset button on nearly two decades of unparalleled student achievement.

New Study Suggests Remedies for Common Core Literature Deficit

State and local education policy makers in the 46 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards should emphasize the literary-historical content that already exists in the standards and add an additional literature-based standard to address Common Core’s lack of literary content.

Does Health IT Guarantee Better Care & Save Money?

/
Given the near universal HIT mandate in Chapter 224 of the…

Huck, Jim and our interest in education

/
Twain famously noted that the difference between the right…

MetroWest Daily News: Why the Bay State needs its own CBO

/
Establishing an independent office in Massachusetts like the CBO, to be run by the inspector general would pay for itself. Improved decision-making and accountability promote both efficiency and public trust.

Boston Herald: State Undercuts Open Records Law

/
Friday, September 14, 2012 Circulation:108,548 By Tom Nash Tom…

The Democrats' Platform on K-12 Education

/
Here is the Democratic National Platform on K-12 education,…

The GOP Platform on K-12 Education

/
Here is the Republican platform on K-12 education, taken from…

$14B in Medicare Cuts under ACA for Massachusetts

/
During the Presidential race, we have heard a lot about the $716…

Waiting for the candidates to debate education

/
There are many lessons to learn from this year’s two major…

Do Patient-Centered Medical Homes Save Money?

/
Locally, much has been made about the Massachusetts Patient-Centered…

Schools and the conventional wisdoms

/
Facts are, as John Adams famously noted, “stubborn things.”…

New England Raking in $$$ for ACA Exchanges, $351 million and counting

/
Josh Archambault, Director of Healthcare Policy at Pioneer Institute…

Boston Herald: Intrusive to the Core

/
The so-called Common Core State Standards in English and math were almost entirely developed inside the Beltway by a small group of D.C.-based education trade organizations.

Fall River Herald News: Mass. should explore proven approaches to dropout prevention

/
There are three proven ways to reduce dropout rates that address this problem: regional vocational-technical schools, digital learning, and a serious refocusing on academic learning.