"Aging In America" Is Topic For Pioneer Institute's 26th Better Government Competition

BOSTON - "Aging in America" is the topic of Pioneer Institute's…

Study: New Massachusetts Science Standards Inferior To Their Predecessors

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As a result of ignoring input from a distinguished national expert, Massachusetts’ Next Generation Science Standards adopted last spring by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) fall short.

MBTA Analysis Offers Data Comparisons between MBTA & Other Transit Agencies Nationwide

Pioneer Institute is unveiling “MBTAanalysis.com,” a web-based data tool that provides year-by-year comparative data and performance ratings for the MBTA and other transit agencies across the country.

Op-ed: Teaching children assures that we will never forget

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Our schoolchildren need to learn Elie Wiesel’s wisdom, and the tragic events of the Holocaust, but they largely don’t. Wiesel's book Night is not an “exemplar text” in the nationalized K-12 standards, Common Core... Despite the post-World War II pleas to “never forget,” we are forgetting, and so are our children.

A Time to Give Back

Coming on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday…

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Pioneer Institute could not continue promoting world-class schools,…

2016 Lovett C. Peters Lecture: Global Security, Opportunity & Leadership in the 21st Century

Fletcher School Dean to Deliver 2016 Lovett C. Peters Lecture…

Major Gift Announcement: The Peters Legacy Society

~In Memory of R. Kingman Webster~ We were deeply saddened…

Former Vatican Amb., Dante Scholar & Noted Author among Speakers at Catholic Schooling & the Liberal Arts Event

Introductory remarks from world-renowned NYC-based Catholic priest BOSTON…

Be informed, especially today

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Pioneer Institute's core mission is educating the public on policy…

Study Finds Boston Charter Students More Likely to Take and Pass AP Tests

Pass rates for African-American, Latino, and economically disadvantaged…

Cap, Talent Pipeline, And Facilities Funding Among Factors Prohibiting State Charter Sector From Achieving Scale

“Yes” vote on statewide ballot initiative could attract more…

New Video Release: The Time to Act

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Today, Pioneer is pleased to present a powerful video about the bigger picture - why the fight to expand charter public schools matters to all of us.

Putting Healthcare Consumers First

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Last week, Massachusetts' Health Policy Commission convened for…

Op-ed: Mass. charters fight racial oppression

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By Sephira Shuttlesworth By 1959, my late husband, the Birmingham,…

The Future of the MBTA

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Last year the legislature created the MBTA Fiscal and Management…

Study: Massachusetts Charters Enrolling More English Language Learners

Charter ELLs have lower attrition rates, better academic outcomes…

Charter School Special-Needs Students Achieving Excellent Outcomes

Percentage Of Charter School Special-Needs Students Is Rising,…

Survey Finds Prescription Drug Prices Easy To Access, But Not Always Accurate

Wide variation found in price of generics, less for brand-name…

Study Finds Common Core Incompatible With Catholic Education

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Singular focus on workforce development conflicts with Catholic…

How Phoenix Academies Transform Potential High School Dropouts into College Grads

Study Explores How Phoenix Academies Transform Potential High…

Op-ed: Charter and district schools need not be adversaries

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By Thomas Birmingham This op-ed appeared in the New Bedford…

Education Access Event to Feature Daughter of Lead Plaintiff in Brown vs Board of Ed

As Massachusetts debates raising the charter school cap, school…

PioneerLegal Submits Amicus Brief In Pacheco-Law Case Before SJC

Pioneer Institute (Pioneer) has submitted an amicus brief supporting…

New ACA-Related Medicaid Fee Will Cost MA $162M+ Over Next Decade

Read news coverage of this report in The Boston Globe. Health…

Op-ed: Teaching American History: A Straightforward Fix For The Bay State

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Read this full article on WGBH News.  THOMAS BIRMINGHAM It’s…

Join us 9/19: Equal Access to Excellence: Charter & District School Reform

As the Commonwealth debates lifting charter school caps, district…

Remembering Fred Thorne

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Fred Thorne, a longtime Pioneer Board Director and major contributor…

Study Highlights Best Practices In Summer Enrichment Programs

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Read coverage of this report in The Recorder. Second of three-part…