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…

Local committee ends Massachusetts' first virtual school

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The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald are reporting that last…

Why do district superintendents oppose charter schools?

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

Suicide and the stress from school

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We often hear that kids are stressed by school -- and most times…

An easy vote for the Board of Education

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Tomorrow’s Board of Education meeting expects a crowd. Applicants…

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…

Give Brockton students a choice

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The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education’s…

Bureaucratic teacher evaluations bring no change

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Back in April 2011, the Globe editorial page touted "Education…

The incredible shrinking voc tech dropout rate

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

A new law expanding virtual schools?

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Back in January 2010, there was a lot of hope that the charter…

Advice to the President and Arne Duncan

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In 2009, Pres. Obama effectively used the “bully pulpit”…

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.

Students in which states are climbing the highest?

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Reformers in other states, even ones with a sharp eye on keeping costs down, would do well to look at Massachusetts as much and, frankly, even more than Florida.

Don't Count Your Chickens Before Elections: Tony Bennett's Defeat in Indiana

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In what you might call a “count your chickens before they…

Fallout from election 2012 on education

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You can summarize the fallout of the elections on schools…

Indiana's airball on national education standards

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Basketball fans will remember the scene from the epic 1986…

Why is the state not implementing the MCAS for U.S. history?

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We are in the middle of a U.S. Senate campaign and, while…

Huck, Jim and our interest in education

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Twain famously noted that the difference between the right…

The Democrats' Platform on K-12 Education

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Here is the Democratic National Platform on K-12 education,…

The GOP Platform on K-12 Education

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Here is the Republican platform on K-12 education, taken from…

Waiting for the candidates to debate education

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There are many lessons to learn from this year’s two major…

Schools and the conventional wisdoms

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Facts are, as John Adams famously noted, “stubborn things.”…

An expert's view of national standards' focus on non-fiction texts

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(Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times) The Common Core national…

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…

The SCOTUS ruling's impact on education policy

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Internet traffic has been especially heavy for the past 32…

Making more than symbolic change in our schools

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