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The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

Op-ed: Why Mass. must not let up on testing students

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By Tom Birmingham   APRIL 13, 2017 Massachusetts’ story…

Cursive and Historical Literacy: A Real World Example

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In the age of computers and modern convenience, the relevancy…

Study Debunks False Claims Against Charter Public School Funding and Demographics

Charter schools in Massachusetts educating more special needs…

Celebrating School Choice Week: Vocational-Technical Education

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On Day 4 of National School Choice Week, we're shining the spotlight…

Study: Massachusetts Charters Enrolling More English Language Learners

Charter ELLs have lower attrition rates, better academic outcomes…

Study Finds Common Core Incompatible With Catholic Education

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Singular focus on workforce development conflicts with Catholic…

What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing…

Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

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

Study Proposes School Voucher Plan for 10,000 Low-Income Mass. Students

New Study Proposes School Voucher Plan for 10,000 Low-Income…

Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling (Pt. 1: Keynotes)

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The Pioneer Institute hosted a forum September 19, 2012 at…

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates on K-12 Education Policy

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

Debunking the Top 6 Myths about Charter Schools

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The Boston Teachers Union (BTU) puts charter schools at the top…

Is the Commissioner of Education Complying with the Law?

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Twenty years after the passage of the landmark Massachusetts…

Common Core’s Race to the Middle in Colorado

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Common Core’s Race to the Middle in Colorado. Introductory.…

Fall River Herald News: Mass. students miss out on Native American history

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Understanding the complexity our country’s Native American past requires knowing U.S. history. Preferring softer 21st century skills like “media awareness” and “systems thinking” to academics, the Patrick administration in 2009 postponed a requirement, starting with the class of 2012, that Massachusetts public school students pass a U.S. history MCAS test to graduate from high school.

Inefficiency at Wellesley Schools stifles transparency

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Sometimes the smaller the bureaucracy gets, the more inefficient…

Lawrence Eagle-Tribune: Lawrence school reforms must target all students, not a select few

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We must act swiftly and boldly to enact far-reaching reforms that impact all of the Lawrence school district’s 13,000 students, not just a fortunate few.

“The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice” Panel Discussion

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On July 31, 2012, Pioneer held a public forum, “The Lawrence…

How are the rural poor doing at school?

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Massachusetts is a wealthy place. We are among the wealthiest…

Obama’s 2013 Education Budget and Blueprint: A Costly Expansion of Federal Control

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http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/04/obamas-2013-education-budget-and-blueprint-a-costly-expansion-of-fed “Budgets…

Agenda for Leadership 2010: Hit the Ground Running - Pioneer Institute?s Agenda for Leadership for 2010 and Beyond

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Pioneer Institute’s Agenda for Leadership for 2010 and Beyond…

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

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

Charter School and District Funding: Follow the Money

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Charter School and District Funding: Follow the Money Contact…

Why MTEL, Not PRAXIS, Will Maintain Teacher Quality in Massachusetts:

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Author(s): CSR — Publication date: 2009-04-23 Category: Education…

Accountability Overboard

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Author(s): Charles D. Chieppo and James T. Gass — Publication…

Strengthening Standards-Based Education

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Recommendations to Policy Makers on 21st Century Skills Author(s):…

Pioneer Celebrates Regional Vocational-Technical Schools

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PIONEER CELEBRATES REGIONAL VOCATIONAL- TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AS…