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The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…
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Op-ed: The Great Statesman Cicero Presides Over The Ides Of March Forever

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“How I could wish that you had invited me to that most glorious…
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Guest Opinion: Don't let Challenger disaster, space race become lost

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(Note: This op-ed originally appeared on the anniversary of the…
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Pioneer Statement on Next-Generation MCAS Announcement

We applaud the Baker administration for proposing that Massachusetts…
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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…
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Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

Study:  MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…
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Statement on 2015 MCAS Results and Preliminary, Incomplete 2015 PARCC Results

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The release of 2015 MCAS results together with a patchwork of…
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How Massachusetts Promoted Achievement Before Common Core & PARCC

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Before the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education…
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Patriot Ledger: TOM BIRMINGHAM: Plan to scrap MCAS is a race to the middle

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Read this op-ed in The Patriot Ledger, where it was originally…
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Let’s Not Waver on Testing: An Open Letter to MA Education Commissioner

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In the letter below, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim…
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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.
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Our View: Schools need to tighten, not ease oversight

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http://www.gloucestertimes.com/opinion/x138781233/Our-View-Schools-need-to-tighten-not-ease-oversight Too…
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U.S. history lessons getting short shrift

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http://www.lowellsun.com/editorials/ci_20727036/u-s-history-lessons With…
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Decision time on extended learning

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/05/decision_time_on_extended_lear.html The…
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MCAS history exam in need of funding, fine-tuning

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http://www.lowellsun.com/editorials/ci_19943615 Although I…
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Evaluate teachers with a single or multiple measures?

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/01/evaluate_teachers_with_a_singl.html Back…
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Chester plan for Lawrence falls short on ideas, options

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http://www.lowellsun.com/oped/ci_19718547 In November, state…