States Should Adopt Stand-Alone Teacher Licensure Test in Reading Linked to Common Core

States Should Adopt Stand-Alone Teacher Licensure Test in Reading…

Study: New Technology, Relaxation of Protections Threaten Student Privacy

Press Release: Study Finds That New Technology, Relaxation of…

Study Finds Poetry Slighted in Common Core English Standards

Significant overall reduction in time spent on classic literary…

Common Core English and Math Standards Not Properly Validated

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Study Finds Common Core English and Math Standards Not Properly…

Cokie Roberts Speaking at Forum on Women in U.S. History, Literature, & Schooling

Cokie Roberts among Speakers at Forum on Women in U.S. History,…

Match Charter Residency Program Effective Teacher Training Model

Report Finds Match Charter Residency Program an Effective Model…

Matching Students to Excellent Tutors

Research Finds Match Charter-Like Tutoring Programs Should Be…

Pulitzer Prize Winners, Voter Registration Legend Featured at Event on Teaching the Civil Rights Movement

Two Pulitzer Prize winners will be among those featured at a Pioneer Institute education reform forum, "America in the Age of MLK: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement in Schools," marking the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday.

Join Us (1/15): "America in the Age of MLK: Teaching the Civil Rights Movement"

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of some of the Civil Rights…

Urban School Models Forum to Feature Pulitzer Prize Winner, Fmr DC Mayor

Pulitzer Prize Winner, Former D.C. Mayor, Two Former State Education…

Lowering the Bar: How Common Core Math Fails to Prepare Students for STEM

BOSTON - National mathematics standards adopted by 45 states…

New Research on Common Core Damaging State/Local School Autonomy

Study Calls on U.S. Dept. of Education to Stop Using Adoption…

Celebrating 20 Years of Education Reform in Massachusetts

Birmingham, Weld Oppose MA Adopting Common Core, Call for Lifting…

Improving the Charter School Authorization Process

NEW STUDY FINDS ABOLISHING CAPS AND A MORE AUTONOMOUS CHARTER…

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Civil War Historian Delivers Keynote at Education Event

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Civil War Historian To Deliver Keynote…

Preserving Charter School Autonomy in Massachusetts

New study recommends re-establishing an independent state Charter School Office (CSO), raising the statewide charter cap, and providing charter operators with the support they need to start and run a school.

New Guide to Starting Online Schools

Online or virtual learning is growing rapidly across the United States, but those interested in starting an online school should first define their mission and target audience, because the size and nature of the student body will dictate subsequent decisions, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.

Study Calls for Reinstating Passage of U.S. History Test as Graduation Requirement

The Massachusetts Legislature should require the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to reinstate passage of the U.S. history MCAS exam as a high school graduation requirement and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education should provide teachers in grades 6-10 with examples of specific texts that could be assigned to prepare students to read a seminal historical text such as Federalist #10 in grade 11 or 12, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.

Low Dropout Rates at Voc-Techs

New Pioneer study finds that greater autonomy is a key to low vocational-technical high school dropout rates

Exploring Jewish Day Schools in Massachusetts

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A new Pioneer Institute study of Jewish day schools in Massachusetts calls for the creation of an education tax credit program to ensure that children have the widest possible access to the schools their parents choose for them.

Rejection of Anti-Common Core Model Legislation a Sad End to a Bizarre Process

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Pioneer Institute's statement on the decision of the American Legislative Exchange Council Board to reject anti-Common Core model legislation that had been approved twice by ALEC’s education task force.

Continuing State Public School Enrollment Decline Will Increase Fiscal Pressure on Districts

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Enrollment in Massachusetts public schools is continuing to fall, and the decreases could result in under-utilized facilities, higher per-pupil costs and more political pressure to limit the growth of charter schools according to a new Pioneer Institute white paper, Enrollment Trends in Massachusetts: An Update.

Pioneer Forum to Focus on SABIS® and the Role of For-Profit Charter School Management Companies

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Pioneer forum on SABIS® and the Role of For-Profit Charter School Management Companies.

Pioneer Announces Recipient of First Annual Ruth and Lovett Peters Fellowship

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Pioneer announces Umut Dur, University of Texas Doctoral Candidate, is recipient of first annual Ruth and Lovett Peters Fellowship to support school choice initiatives

New Study Suggests Remedies for Common Core Literature Deficit

State and local education policy makers in the 46 states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards should emphasize the literary-historical content that already exists in the standards and add an additional literature-based standard to address Common Core’s lack of literary content.

POLL FINDS LIKELY MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS OVERWHELMINGLY FAVOR MORE SCHOOL CHOICE

Likely Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly support educational choice, according to a poll conducted by David Paleologos’ firm, DAPA Research, for Pioneer Institute.

HISTORY OF STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SHOULD INFORM FUTURE POLICIES

A new Pioneer report calls on the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to focus on things it has demonstrated the ability to do well if it is to be as successful implementing the second wave of education reform as it was with the first.

POLL FINDS PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STATE LEGISLATORS ALL SUPPORT REINSTATEMENT OF U.S. HISTORY MCAS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

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Three stakeholder groups overwhelmingly agree that Massachusetts should focus more attention on educating public school students in U.S. history

Controlling Education from the Top: Why Common Core Is Bad for America

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Why Common Core Is Bad for America Author(s): Emmett McGroarty…