Watering down Milquetoast

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Jamie Vaznis in today's Globe presents a bombshell: The state’s…

How Washington is undermining the Bay State's high education standards

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We did not miss out on the Race to the Top primarily because…

Why MA finished 13th of 16 on the Race to the Top

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Yesterday's piece in the Globe by Jamie Vaznis strikes me as…

Race to the Top out of reach

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Holy s^&*! Jamie Vaznis of the Boston Globe is reporting that…

Are Large-Scale School Turnarounds A Myth?

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Tough editorial from the WSJ today, calling the "doubling down"…

EdWeek: Adopt standards or forget RttT funds

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Yesterday, the Globe published an editorial that made the reasonable…

Don't give up pole position on standards!

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There is little to add to today's Globe editorial on academic…

NY Times decades behind on standards

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The editorial on the national standards in today’s New York…

MetroWest Daily: Not these national standards

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The MetroWest Daily today also published a different op-ed piece…

Worcester T&G: Keep nat'l standards voluntary

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Today's Worcester Telegram & Gazette editorial underscores that…

Wurman & Stotsky skewer the proposed national standards

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In the past days, the announcements by Minnesota and Virginia…

Our Stand on Standards

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Seems our report and the release of the common core standards…

And now VA takes a pass on national standards

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Bob Stuart of the News Virginian reports that now Virginia won’t…

Hole punched in national standards effort

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As Sam Dillon of the New York Times noted our opposition to the…

Big dates with the feds

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Here they are! - March 4th United States Secretary of Education…

Why soft skills are pernicious

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Way back in February 2009, we criticized a report issued by the…

On Finn and Linn

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Checker Finn has a great blog at the Flypaper, which notes the…

Arne Duncan goes DC

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There was/is the big push to centralize health care. Now centralize…

Charters and disadvantaged students

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We've had some long discussions with legislators and the media…

Good news on charter performance

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From Marc Kenen of the Mass Charter School Association comes…

How is this for pushing hard to obtain Race to the Top Funds?

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In a recent post, I pointed to the new Commissioner of Education…

Will the Gloucester mess impact the charter cap lift?

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Whether House Education Committee Chair Marty Walz was deflecting…

Charter Watch, August 11

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Thus begins our series of posts on how people are moving the…

Will MA forfeit education stimulus dollars?

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EdNews.org passes on this AP report on US Ed Secretary Arne Duncan's…

Is KIPP really scalable?

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Yesterday on Slate, in her review of Jay Mathews' new book on…

Patrick comes out for school choice!

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Your Excellency, We at Pioneer were feeling as double-crossed…

School choice programs increase 84 percent in 5 years

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No, not here, silly. In the rest of the United States! Do I have…

WaPo on Michelle Rhee and quality teachers

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The keynote for this year's Better Government Competition, which…

Michelle Rhee takes out the knife

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From the Washingtonian.com piece on Michelle Rhee, the chancellor…

NYC charter to pay teachers more than lawyers

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But the unions don't like this idea. A proposed New York City…