https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-21.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-05-04 09:30:022021-05-06 10:09:55Talking Out Of School: Supreme Court Considers Campus Boundaries Within Social Media Universe
This week on Hubwonk, host Joe Selvaggi talks with constitutional scholar and CATO Institute Research Fellow Thomas Berry about the recently heard U.S. Supreme Court case, Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., and its implications for free speech, school control, and the integration of social media into the rubric of first amendment protections.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Screen-Shot-2021-04-27-at-3.19.46-PM.png 701 1236 David Clancy https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png David Clancy2021-04-27 18:38:562021-05-07 08:42:18Massachusetts Should Disclose More Information about Its Recent Reduction in the Official Count of Long-term Care Deaths
The public -- particularly in Massachusetts, where COVID-19’s toll on elders has been so great -- has a right to know how many deaths occurred in state-regulated eldercare facilities, and how that compares to the total number of deaths. But the state's new counting standard clouds this information, and should be corrected or at least disclosed.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-design-2021-04-07T173940.428.png 266 257 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-04-08 11:48:102021-04-08 11:48:10Sandro Catanzaro Takes His American Dream to Mars and Back
This week on JobMakers, host Denzil Mohammed talks with Sandro Catanzaro, who started several businesses in his native Peru but had no idea he’d end up helping NASA go to Mars, or that he’d use that same technology to plan and buy video ad campaigns. Now Head of Publisher Services Strategy for Roku, which acquired the company he founded, dataxu, in 2019, Mr. Catanzaro is an emblem of ingenuity and inventiveness. His demand-side platform, device graph technology and analytics platform help accelerate Roku’s ad tech roadmap and ability to serve a wide array of advertisers. But he’s not done yet!
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-16.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-04-06 09:52:442021-04-06 13:22:16Doctor Heal Thyself: Insider’s Prescription For Healthcare Reform
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with surgeon and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Marty Makary about the healthcare reform themes in The Price We Pay, the 2020 Business Book of the Year. The discussion covers the value of price transparency, provider accountability, and performance information to drive better medical outcomes and improve doctor and patient satisfaction.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png 0 0 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-30 06:54:572021-03-30 07:01:43Travesty of Justice: Massachusetts Drug War Collapses on Lab Scandal
Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute senior legal fellow Jim McKenna about Massachusetts’ drug prosecution cases resting on evidence produced by badly mismanaged drug testing labs, and the implications for potentially hundreds of thousands convicted on erroneous, tainted, or fabricated evidence.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hubwonk-Template-12.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-23 10:33:492021-03-23 10:33:49Struggling For Sunshine: Transparency’s Power To Keep Leaders Accountable
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Pioneer Institute's Mary Z. Connaughton about the value of transparency and Pioneer’s extensive work to provide greater access to legislative and policy information to hold elected officials accountable and build trust in our state government. Read Pioneer Institute's Sunshine Week Transparency Resolutions.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Red-and-Black-Food-or-Cooking-For-Men-Masculine-Twitter-Post-2.png 900 1600 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-17 10:48:092021-03-17 11:17:18UK Classics Scholar Kathryn Tempest on Cicero, Brutus, & the Death of Caesar
This week on “The Learning Curve," Gerard and Cara talk with Dr. Kathryn Tempest, a Reader in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Roehampton in London, UK, and author of Cicero: Politics and Persuasion in Ancient Rome and Brutus: The Noble Conspirator. They discuss the historical, civic, and moral lessons political leaders, educators, and schoolchildren today can learn by studying the Roman Republic and the lives of key figures from that era such as Cicero and Brutus.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/WordPress-Blog-Post-Featured-Image-5-1.png 512 850 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-16 07:52:572021-03-16 08:03:19Pioneer Institute’s 2021 Government Transparency Resolutions: Sunshine Week Edition
As it does each year, Pioneer shares the resolutions it hopes state leaders will adopt to bring government actions into better focus and invigorate our democracy with heightened public engagement. As the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted, “sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.”
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png 0 0 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-03-16 06:41:312021-03-16 09:42:39Traffic Strikes Back: New Transportation Strategies for Post-Pandemic Prosperity
Host Joe Selvaggi talks with Chris Dempsey, Director of Transportation for Massachusetts, about road and mass transit innovations that could address traffic challenges in a high-growth, post-pandemic economy.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Map-Prom-Poster-2.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-02-24 11:14:132021-04-02 16:13:36Ayaan Hirsi Ali, International Best-Selling Author & Human Rights Activist
This week on “The Learning Curve," Gerard and Cara talk with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, founder of the AHA Foundation, and author of the books Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights, Infidel: My Life, and Nomad: From Islam to America - A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/TLC-template-1.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2021-01-27 11:24:222021-03-22 13:51:35AZ Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick on National School Choice Week
This week on “The Learning Curve," Cara and Gerard kick off National School Choice Week with Arizona Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick, co-author with Kate Hardiman of a new book, Unshackled: Freeing America’s K–12 Education System. Justice Bolick shares his experiences serving on a state supreme court, and how it has shaped his understanding of America’s legal system.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/JS-e1584443468456.png 131 363 Jim Stergios https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jim Stergios2021-01-07 18:24:172021-01-07 18:26:03There is a different path…
We all watched with horror at the riots in the nation’s capital.…
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Education-Resources.png 512 1024 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-12-04 10:24:272021-03-22 13:41:39Knowledge is Power: Sir Francis Bacon and the Scientific Method – 10 Resources for High School Students
In Pioneer’s ongoing series of blogs here, on curricular resources for parents, families, and teachers during COVID-19, this one focuses on: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of Sir Francis Bacon and the scientific method.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/pexels-jean-van-der-meulen-1524620-scaled.jpg 2560 1707 Andrew Mikula https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Andrew Mikula2020-12-01 15:32:212020-12-03 12:53:33Massachusetts is in the middle of a budget crisis. So why is it still subsidizing out-of-state horse owners?
In 2021, the Massachusetts legislature will consider raising…
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/ballpark-districts.jpg 385 640 Andrew Mikula https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Andrew Mikula2020-11-30 10:46:392020-11-24 11:57:24To Keep Worcester’s Polar Park Project Alive during COVID-19, Focus on the Community
While COVID-19 has halted sporting events across the world, it’s…
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/red-sox-unveiling.jpg 415 1080 Andrew Mikula https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Andrew Mikula2020-11-30 10:35:262020-11-24 11:56:59Pioneer recognizes students’ thoughtful approach to stadium financing, adjacent redevelopment in Worcester
Even as the construction of Polar Park, a new minor league baseball…
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-design-80.png 512 1024 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-11-26 08:00:222021-03-22 11:41:25The 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower – 15 Resources for K-12 Students
In Pioneer’s ongoing series of blogs on curricular resources for parents, families, and teachers during COVID-19, this one focuses on: Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Banner-1-1.png 512 1024 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-11-13 10:41:052021-03-22 11:40:38Ghost Dance – Native American Heritage Month – Resources for K-12 Education
In Pioneer’s ongoing series of blogs on curricular resources for parents, families, and teachers during COVID-19, this one focuses on: Introducing K-12 schoolchildren to Native Americans in U.S. history.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Copy-of-Copy-of-Copy-of-Banner-1.png 512 1024 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-11-06 11:14:182021-03-22 13:42:38Disputing Democracy – 5 Contentious U.S. Presidential Elections – Resources for K-12 Education
In Pioneer’s ongoing series of blogs, on curricular resources for parents, families, and teachers during COVID-19, this one focuses on: Introducing K-12 schoolchildren to the great, contentious presidential elections in U.S. history.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Allston-map-1030x611-1.png 611 1030 Mary Connaughton https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Mary Connaughton2020-11-05 12:23:592020-11-05 13:50:49Public Comment on I-90 Allston Multimodal Project
Last year, Pioneer Institute proposed that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) revise its Scoping Report on the I-90 Allston Multimodal Project and recommend an additional option - a modified at-grade option for the throat area - to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Institute believed then and continues to believe that an all at-grade design will shorten construction time, lower costs, create fewer negative economic and congestion impacts, and improve neighborhood access to parkland along the Charles River.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Hockey-Sidelined-Again.jpg 683 1024 Maddie Lowy https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Maddie Lowy2020-10-30 15:56:592020-11-03 11:16:58Hockey Sidelined Again
After months on the sidelines, youth hockey players across the state eagerly laced up their skates in August. Under current youth and amateur sports guidelines, locker rooms operate at 50 percent capacity, only one spectator should attend per player, and players wear masks on the bench. Unlike in MIAA high school sports, players do not wear facemasks while they play, except during faceoffs.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Banner-13.png 512 1024 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-10-28 07:00:102021-03-22 11:37:55“Double, Double Toil and Trouble” – 15 Halloween Resources for K-12 Students
In Pioneer’s ongoing series of blogs here, on curricular resources for parents, families, and teachers during COVID-19, this one focuses on: Introducing K-12 students to the history behind Halloween.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Copy-of-Banner-3.png 512 1024 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-10-23 09:27:532021-03-22 11:39:44The Commonwealth of Health -Massachusetts’s Great Medical Innovations – 15 Resources for High School Students
In Pioneer’s ongoing series of blogs here, on curricular resources for parents, families, and teachers during COVID-19, this one focuses on: Introducing high school students to great medical innovations from Massachusetts.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png 0 0 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-10-20 10:47:012021-01-28 14:59:23Clearing Boston’s Throat: What the I-90 Allston Project Portends for Metro West Commuters
Join hosts Joe Selvaggi and Pioneer Institute’s Mary Connaughton, and guest, former Mass. Secretary of Transportation Jim Aloisi, as they discuss the I90 Allston Multimodal Project, its long-term benefits, and their concerns for the metro west commuters and communities during the project’s decade-long construction.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/pexels-dazzle-jam-1384614-scaled.jpg 1709 2560 Andrew Mikula https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Andrew Mikula2020-10-15 11:32:512021-01-28 14:22:01In light of COVID-19, Massachusetts should rethink its convention center bureaucracy
Right before commercial real estate values in the U.S. started…
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-design-74.png 630 1900 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-10-15 08:53:382021-03-22 13:40:24The Republic of Gadgets – America’s Great Inventors – 25 Resources for K-12 Education
Understanding the enduring public and private benefit that great inventors and their contraptions have made to our civilization is to better appreciate the connections between human necessity, creativity, and ingenuity. Yet, in American K-12 education very little focus is placed on studying who America’s great inventors were and the central role they’ve played in shaping our republic of gadgets. We’re offering a variety of links on the topic for parents, teachers, and schoolchildren to enjoy and better realize authentic innovators.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/image004-1.jpg 377 1280 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-10-14 10:59:252020-10-14 10:59:52Additional Resources – The Republic of Gadgets – America’s Great Inventors
Benjamin Franklin, Kite Experiment, Philadelphia, PA, 1752 …
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-design-71.png 600 1900 Jamie Gass https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Jamie Gass2020-10-09 09:26:052021-02-15 15:34:15The Houses of Great American Writers – 25 Resources for K-12 Education
According to the Brookings Institution research, teaching great fiction is declining across America’s K-12 education system, so we’re offering resources to help parents, teachers, and schoolchildren to better appreciate great American writers and the places where they wrote.
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/pexels-anna-shvets-3943885-scaled.jpg 2560 1707 Andrew Mikula https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Andrew Mikula2020-10-08 14:00:042021-02-15 15:44:55How do other countries avoid COVID infections as they loosen international travel restrictions?
For most of America, reopening the economy after COVID-19 means…
https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Untitled-design-72.png 512 1024 Editorial Staff https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.png Editorial Staff2020-10-08 10:51:362021-02-15 14:48:04Getting Nursing Home Care Right
Pioneer Institute has long recognized that seniors deserve the best of care and that innovative policy solutions are necessary to ensure that this population enjoys a high quality of life in their later years. In the 1990s, early 2000s and most recently in 2017, the Institute dedicated Better Government Competition topics to policy issues related to aging in America. Our goal each time was to find solutions and to take advantage of new innovations that would improve the quality of life and care for the elderly.