Study Finds Common Core Incompatible With Catholic Education

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Singular focus on workforce development conflicts with Catholic…

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…

Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

Study:  MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…

Pioneer Institute Statement on MBAE PARCC/MCAS Study

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Recently, the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE)…

New Report: The Successes and Challenges of Educating Military-Connected Children

Study finds college and career readiness focus of Common Core…

Common Core Math Will Reduce Enrollment in High-Level High School Courses

Study Finds Common Core Math Standards Will Reduce Enrollment…

Study: Common Core ELA Standards Will Further Harm U.S. History Instruction

Study Says Common Core ELA Standards Will Further Harm U.S. History…

Gov. Jindal’s Common Core Lawsuit Draws on Pioneer's Research

BOSTON - The legal complaint issued by Governor Jindal’s office…

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…

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…

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.

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.

STUDY ESTIMATES COST OF TRANSITION TO NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS AT $16 BILLION

New study finds that aligning state and local educational systems to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math will cost the 45 states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted them nearly $16 billion over seven years.

IS THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW BY DIRECTING STANDARDS, TESTS, AND CURRICULA?

Despite three federal laws that prohibiting the federal government from directing, supervising or controlling K-12 curricula, the U.S. Department of Education has placed the nation on the road to a national curriculum.

Common Core Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade

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Common Core Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade Former Massachusetts…

National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade

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National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade Academic Standards…

Fair to Middling: High-Standards States Far Exceed National Standards

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Fair to Middling: High-Standards States Far Exceed National Standards…