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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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Op-ed: Will DeVos avoid the Beltway education trap?

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By Jim Stergios and Charles Chieppo Read this op-ed online…
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Study Finds Common Core Incompatible With Catholic Education

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Singular focus on workforce development conflicts with Catholic…
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Op-ed: Poetry teaches more than rhyme

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Originally posted beginning on Apr. 23, 2016 in The MetroWest…
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The Education Writers Association casts its narrowing gaze on Boston, May 1-3

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Many billions have been spent, and continue to be spent, promoting…
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Fordham’s PARCC v. MCAS Report Falls Short

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Guest post by Richard P. Phelps The Fordham Institute has long…
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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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Pioneer Statement on Next-Generation MCAS Announcement

We applaud the Baker administration for proposing that Massachusetts…
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Fordham report predictable, conflicted

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Guest Post by Richard P. Phelps On November 17, the Massachusetts…
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Study: Poor Performance of Other States in PARCC Consortium Would Translate to Lower Standards for Mass.

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Attacks on MCAS for not producing “college-ready” graduates…
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What True Education Reform Leaders Think About MCAS & Charters

An op-ed in Tuesday's Boston Globe urges Massachusetts policymakers…
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Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

Study:  MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…
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Statement on 2015 MCAS Results and Preliminary, Incomplete 2015 PARCC Results

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The release of 2015 MCAS results together with a patchwork of…
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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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How Massachusetts Promoted Achievement Before Common Core & PARCC

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Before the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education…
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Pioneer Institute Statement on MBAE PARCC/MCAS Study

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Recently, the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE)…
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Why Massachusetts Should Abandon the PARCC Tests & Common Core

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It is difficult to find any public analysis and comments by teachers,…
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New Report: The Successes and Challenges of Educating Military-Connected Children

Study finds college and career readiness focus of Common Core…
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Is it Time to Rethink State Boards of Education?

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Some political officials (Governor Sandoval of Nevada) and self-described…
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Don’t Waste the Crisis over Common Core

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The entire Common Core project is rapidly going south, and within…
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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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Steps for States to Follow to Replace Common Core

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To help out governors and state legislatures that really want…
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Common Core’s standards can be replaced by first-rate standards overnight

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In a funny story in the Washington Post on December 24, 2014,…
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How to Make Common Core Useful?

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What could be done to make the idea of a common core across 50…
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How to Maintain the Massachusetts “Education Miracle”

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Not by using Common Core-based standards and tests, for sure,…
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Jeb Bush's Rhetoric and Reality on Common Core

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Pioneer Institute respects Governor Jeb Bush’s education reform…
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How Colleges Are Dumbing Our Kids Down, Too, and What We Can Do About It

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It’s not just Common Core’s standards and the curriculum…
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Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates on K-12 Education Policy

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K-12 education policy too often is the province of powerful special…