Massachusetts Deserves Better Education Leadership

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Massachusetts Deserves Better Education Leadership Education…

Free Movie Screening (Jan. 23): "The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice"

To celebrate National School Choice Week, please join Pioneer Institute for a special screening of the groundbreaking film “The Ticket: The Many Faces of School Choice.”

Going Beyond in Lawrence, Mass.

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Pioneer Institute believes that all kids deserve access to a…

6 Takeaways on New Orleans' charter initiative

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Earlier this week, at a Pioneer forum we had the pleasure of…

Mass. charter schools: No sector like it in the US

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In 1992, Pioneer published a book that had the kind of squishy…

Why do district superintendents oppose charter schools?

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When you ask that question, the usual answer is something about…

Two new charter schools for City on a Hill

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For the past decade and a half, February has served as the…

Boston Kids Need Another Brooke Charter School

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The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s vote…

The incredible shrinking voc tech dropout rate

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On January 6th the Boston Globe published a thoughtful opinion…

The perfect storm facing Jewish Day Schools

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More than 100,000 students in 10 states - including Rhode Island and New Hampshire - are currently educated under tax credit programs. Massachusetts has so many exceptional private and parochial education options, and our school children deserve the same options. Jewish Day Schools, for example, are facing a perfect storm of rising costs and declining philanthropic support.

Sunset the Lawrence district school monopoly

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One of two kids in the Lawrence Public School system do not…

The right reform path in Lawrence?

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There are two issues that matter in K-12 education - what you…

Happy 100th Birthday to Milton Friedman!

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Happy Birthday to Milton Friedman, who would have been 100 today.…

The obvious lesson for innovation schools

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Two-and-a-half years have passed since the passage of the reform…

Making more than symbolic change in our schools

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Today’s lead story in the Globe relates the three years of…

Falling short on the Lawrence school turnaround

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In November 2011, the Board of Education decided to put the…

A big test at Madison Park Vocational

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Over the past decade, while there has been incremental success…

Perspectives on the Romney education plan

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A round-up of various perspectives on Governor Romney's education…

Massachusetts' Katrina Moment

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In a previous job, I spent a lot of time in major Massachusetts…

Not grateful about "charter cap lift"

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The 2010 Achievement Gap bill that was passed by both the House…

How are the Rural Poor Doing at School?

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

Are Turnaround Schools Just Spin?

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The waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act will,…

Chipping away at charters

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Charter school approvals are granted in February. They shouldn't…

The wrong strategy to fix Lawrence public schools

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With a wondrous display of British understatement, the state’s…

Parent Power

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(image from DropOutNation.net) Used to be that Massachusetts…

Do exam schools add value?

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Historically, many of Massachusetts’ political and economic…

Uncommon and common goals

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The dual mission of Phoenix Charter Academy—giving second…

Passion and Fellowship

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Massachusetts charter schools have a strong record in serving…

Mother Courage

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Earlier this week, I shared a couple of videos introducing…

If walls could speak

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Walk into a building and you can already tell a lot about an…