To Sign or Not to Sign? Considerations for University Athletics Contracts

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Collegiate sports continue to grow as an enormous commercial…

Creating Space for Healthcare Innovators in the Marketplace

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Pioneer Institute's initiatives in healthcare focus on three…

Managing Growth in Malden & Somerville: A Tale of Two Cities

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The influx of new residents into Boston and its surrounding communities…

Regulatory reform of the taxi industry is long overdue

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If the events of the last several months are any indication,…

Time for Boston to open up to limited service clinics

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As a little girl I have a dim memory of my mother taking me to…

How Do Alternative Investments Stack up in State Pensions?

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There are numerous expert opinion on the proper investment strategy…

The Crazy World of College Presidential Salaries Part 2: A Deeper Look

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Part 1 of this blog series on MA state colleges and universities…

How Does MA Allocate Money to Its Community Colleges?

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State funding for community colleges is widely considered to…

The Internet Sales Tax: Gone But Will It Be Back?

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On June 30th, two days before it was scheduled to go into effect,…

Welcome to the Crazy World of College Presidential Salaries - Part 1

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In a world of skyrocketing college tuition and student debt,…

The Downgrade: Perhaps A Yawn But We're Not Alone

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Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, economic indicators…

"A Source of Wonderful Ideas and Terrific Innovation"

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https://youtu.be/6kR8T3FZYlM?t=2m32s "...yet another idea…

Understanding the Downgrade

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S&P Global Ratings (S&P) recently downgraded Commonwealth…

Aging, Technology Take Center Stage at 2017 Better Government Awards Gala

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Last night, on an inspiring evening, against the backdrop of…

Community College Presidential Pay Raises Not Necessarily Based on Merit

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Last year saw some of the highest recorded salaries for presidents…

Spending on Students: How Does Groton Compare?

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Massachusetts is known for the strength of its K-12 education. …

How You Can Audit Massachusetts' Pension Boards

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Just recently Kathy Curran led an investigation into Massachusetts…

Closing Catholic Schools in Massachusetts Can Be Avoided

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The Archdiocese of Boston recently announced that after operating…

Groton’s Tax Base Dilemma

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Among 15 peer municipalities, Groton’s commercial tax yield…

Celebrating National Charter Public Schools Week

Great charter public schools are about great leadership. Charters…

Pioneer is critical because UMass is critical

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The University of Massachusetts system is critical to the future…

So you want to know something about pensions?

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Now anyone can become a local pension system expert...  A…

Commemorating The 100th Anniversary Of U.S. Entry Into World War I

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On Tuesday, April 4th, at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for…

Finance Committee & Town Meeting Members: Benchmarking Tools for the FY2018 Budget Season

Understanding how your community performs relative to its peers…

“The War to End All Wars”: Teaching the First World War in Schools

Please join Pioneer Institute, the United States World War…

2017 Hewitt Healthcare Lecture: "Evolving Healthcare Delivery Models"

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Paul F. Levy, former President & CEO, Beth Israel Deaconess…