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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: Justification For 40% Legislative Leadership Raises Is Political Voodoo

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When doing the people's will is secondary to legislators'…

Time to End Mass. Legislature's Self-Exemption from Open Meeting Law

PRESS RELEASE: Pioneer Contends the Legislature’s Self-Exemption…

Study: Continuing Decline Over Last Decade In Massachusetts’ “Middle Cities”

Read news coverage of this report in The Springfield Republican, The…

Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

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

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates on K-12 Education Policy

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

What to Do When Transparency isn’t True

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Now that the probation verdict is in, consider the quagmire for…

Study: 5% Increase in Spending Could End Urban Charter School Waitlists in Failing Districts

Study: Urban Charter School Waitlists Could Be Nearly Eliminated…

What Does the Governor Have to Hide?

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Despite serving as the model for the Affordable Care Act, complying…

California tenure ruling and the potential shock-waves to Massachusetts

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Justice Rolf Treu of the Superior Court of California delivered…

Pioneer’s Public Statement on the Conference Committee Budget

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LEGISLATURE’S FY 2014 BUDGET IS THE STATUS QUO, JUST MORE OF…

Sandra Stotsky Discusses Common Core

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Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas,…

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.

Health Care Payment Reform’s New Bureaucracies

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In Part 3 of Pioneer Institute’s series on Massachusetts’…

Big "Cadillac Tax" Ahead for Massachusetts' Middle Class

A new brief from Pioneer Institute, The Impact of the Federal Health Law’s “Cadillac Insurance Tax” in Massachusetts, estimates additional costs associated with the ACA's so-called "Cadillac tax," will affect well over 50% of workers in Massachusetts.

Will Beacon Hill’s Payment Reform Work?

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Pioneer Institute’s Health Care Policy Director Josh Archambault…

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…

Press Release: Municipal Benchmarks for MA’s Middle Cities

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Press Release on Pioneer’s new paper which takes a look…

School-Based Management: A Practical Path to School District Reform

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A Practical Path to School District Reform Author(s): Cara Stillings…

Enrollment Trends in Massachusetts

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Author(s): Ken Ardon — Publication date: 2008-09-24 Category:…