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ACADEMIC STANDARDS RESEARCH

Study Calls for Tying Additional State Education Aid to Reforms

Narrowing funding gap between high-income and less affluent districts…
July 2, 2019/by Editorial Staff

New Study Finds Multiple Problems with Push for Social-Emotional Learning in K-12 Education

Little research evidence for, or objective, reliable way to measure…
March 11, 2019/by Editorial Staff

New Study Warns of Emergence of Two-Tiered Public Education System in Massachusetts

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Overall…
July 16, 2018/by Editorial Staff

Study: New Massachusetts Science Standards Inferior To Their Predecessors

As a result of ignoring input from a distinguished national expert, Massachusetts’ Next Generation Science Standards adopted last spring by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) fall short.
December 5, 2016/by Editorial Staff

Study: Poor Performance of Other States in PARCC Consortium Would Translate to Lower Standards for Mass.

Attacks on MCAS for not producing “college-ready” graduates…
November 10, 2015/by Editorial Staff

Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

Study:  MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…
October 27, 2015/by Editorial Staff

Study: Draft Science & Technology/Engineering Standards Should Be Withdrawn

Study Calls for Draft Science and Technology/Engineering Standards…
October 15, 2015/by Editorial Staff

Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester Should Recuse Himself from Upcoming Decision on PARCC & MCAS

BOSTON - Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Mitchell…
July 7, 2015/by Editorial Staff

Pioneer Institute Statement on MBAE PARCC/MCAS Study

Recently, the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE)…
June 29, 2015/by Editorial Staff

Study: New Technology, Relaxation of Protections Threaten Student Privacy

Press Release: Study Finds That New Technology, Relaxation of…
May 22, 2014/by Editorial Staff

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