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The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…
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GE comes to Boston: Here's why

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The Globe's Shirley Leung gets it right in her piece this afternoon…
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West Virginia, Massachusetts and why the End Common Core ballot is going forward

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When it comes to the "confidence game" that has been played around…
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What is the Lawn on D Costing Us?

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Jon Chesto’s report in the Globe on Monday noted that the…
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Op-ed: Big money pushes PARCC and Common Core

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Each year, much is written and said about K-12 education when…
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A highly temporary solution on higher education

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With my older daughter heading off to college next year,…
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Suing to Lift the Charter School Cap

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  Lawsuit – who is part of it – Michael Keating (Foley-Hoag),…
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A few thoughts on the new Boston school superintendent

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Recently on Greater Boston, when asked his appraisal of the…
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Tocqueville on the threat of a mild despotism

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Pioneer focuses on four policy issues that we believe are critical…
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Arne Duncan, fiction writer

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News flash for Washington watchers!  Now we know what Arne Duncan…
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Thoughts on what everyone hates talking about (testing)

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No one wants to talk about testing except the people that want…
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BPS' all-in adoption of PARCC is bad for kids, and is illegal

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A front page article by Jamie Vaznis in the Boston Globe…
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We Now Have a Smart Exit Strategy from Common Core

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Rick Hess and Mike McShane back in the spring wrote in the…
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Representative misrepresenting

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Chalk this one up to elected officials representing people other…
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The Globe on Common Core and Poetry

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It is not stereotyping poets to say that they burn with a particular…
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A Fractured Testing Landscape

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One of the benefits of waking up at 3 am to do some work is that…
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Orchard Gardens Against the Machine

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Yvonne Abraham's column this week bemoaned the resignation of…
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Building the Machine - a review

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What is Common Core?  How did it start--and who drove it?  Are…
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Common Core Math’s House of Hay

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More than once, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has described…
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Let’s Not Waver on Testing: An Open Letter to MA Education Commissioner

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In the letter below, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim…
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Common Core, the Gettysburg Address & human intent

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(H/t to Civil War Daily Gazette) History will always be…
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6 Takeaways on New Orleans' charter initiative

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Earlier this week, at a Pioneer forum we had the pleasure of…
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Who you calling dumb?

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Calling your opponents “stupid” is the refuge of those…
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Some takeaways on FL Commissioner's resignation

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Tom LoBianco of the Associated Press (Indiana office) did some…
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The implosion of the PARCC assessments

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As they say, where there is smoke, there may be fire. EdWeek…
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Why Common Core’s Math Standards Don’t Measure Up (by Guest Blogger Ze'ev Wurman)

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Guest Post by Ze'ev Wurman (biography below)  Last year William…
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Ed Glaeser's Straw Man on Common Core (by Jim Stergios)

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In today’s Globe, Ed Glaeser, an economist by trade and…
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Mass. charter schools: No sector like it in the US

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In 1992, Pioneer published a book that had the kind of squishy…
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Local committee ends Massachusetts' first virtual school

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The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald are reporting that last…
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Why do district superintendents oppose charter schools?

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When you ask that question, the usual answer is something about…