Entries by Micaela Dawson

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Keynote Speaker, 2014 Better Government Competition Awards Dinner

Pioneer Institute Board Chairman Stephen Fantone introduces Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, who delivered the keynote address at the 2014 Better Government Competition Awards Dinner. Mayor Walsh discussed his key priorities, and technological innovations that his administration has successfully launched. A Q&A session followed his remarks. This event was held at the Boston Harbor Hotel on […]

2014 Hewitt Health Care Lecture: Uwe Reinhardt

Uwe Reinhardt speaks at the Pioneer Institute’s 2014 Hewitt Health Care Lecture: “What Just Happened & What’s Ahead for the Affordable Care Act.” Reinhardt is the James Madison Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics at Princeton University.

Mourning Lady Thatcher

With the death of Lady Margaret Thatcher the world has lost a great champion of human liberty. Along with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, Pope John Paul II, and Poland’s Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, Lady Thatcher is rightfully credited with helping defeat Soviet Communism and ending the Cold War. Video of Lady Thatcher in Poland 1988: [youtube […]

“Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling” (Sept. 19, 2012)

Pioneer Institute hosted a forum on September 19, 2012 at the Omni Parker Hotel. “Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling” with keynote speakers Jocelyn Chadwick, author of The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn, who makes her return to Harvard this year, and Ron Powers, Pulitzer and Emmy Award winning Twain biographer […]

Video: The 2012 Better Government Competition Awards Ceremony

[vimeo height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://vimeo.com/50264658[/vimeo] On September 24, 2012, Pioneer Institute held its annual Better Government Competition Awards Ceremony. Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute, and Robert Helms, Ph.D., American Enterprise Institute, winners of the 2012 Better Government Competition, accept their awards for their paper titled “Coordinated Care Management for Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries.”

“The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice”Keynote Address

On July 31, 2012, Pioneer held a public forum, “The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice,” featuring Lawrence Superintendent Jeffrey Riley and a panel of distinguished education experts, including SABIS Education System’s Jose Afonso, Phoenix Academy’s Beth Anderson, Boston University Professor Charles Glenn, and AFT-MA President Tom Gosnell. In this clip, Superintendent Riley presents his goals.

“The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice” Panel Discussion

On July 31, 2012, Pioneer held a public forum, “The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice,” featuring Lawrence Superintendent Jeffrey Riley and a panel of distinguished education experts, including SABIS Education System’s Jose Afonso, Phoenix Academy’s Beth Anderson, Boston University Professor Charles Glenn, and AFT-MA President Tom Gosnell.

“Removing the Barriers: Virtual Schools & State Regulations” (March 1, 2012)

On March 1st, 2012, Pioneer welcomed education experts from across the country: Susan Patrick, CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning; Hanna Skandera, New Mexico Secretary of Education; Julie Young, President of Florida Virtual School; Healther Staker, Innosight Institute; as well as Martha Walz, Massachusetts State Representative; Michael Sentance, former New England Administrator, U.S. […]

“Virtual Schools, Actual Learning: Digital Education in America” (December 2011)

[vimeo height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://vimeo.com/33534003[/vimeo] In this clip, Julie Young, Florida Virtual School, describes the phenomenal success of Florida Virtual School in making high-quality, online instruction accessible for over a hundred thousand K-12 students. This video was filmed at Pioneer’s Dec. 2011 event: “Virtual Schools, Actual Learning: Digital Education in America.” Julie Young, Florida Virtual School, Keynote […]

“A Conversation with Sal Khan” (Nov. 16, 2011)

[vimeo height=”HEIGHT” width=”WIDTH”]http://vimeo.com/32422784[/vimeo] Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, speaks with Jim Stergios, Executive Director of Pioneer Institute. Khan was the honoree at Pioneer’s 14th annual Lovett C. Peters Lecture in Public Policy. The lecture’s mission is to “encourage individuals of vision, to inform and enrich intellectual debate surrounding the great public issues of our […]

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