The Education Writers Association casts its narrowing gaze on Boston, May 1-3

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Many billions have been spent, and continue to be spent, promoting…

Join Us May 4th: "Best Practices from Urban Charter Public Schools"

As the charter public school debate heats up, it’s important…

Addressing Inequality through K-12 Education in Boston

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According to a new Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) study…

Fordham’s PARCC v. MCAS Report Falls Short

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Guest post by Richard P. Phelps The Fordham Institute has long…

Presidents Day: The Innovative JQA

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Guest Post by Jordan Harris Although several Presidents have…

Dr. King and American History

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Today, America celebrates the legacy of The Reverend Dr. Martin…

GE comes to Boston: Here's why

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The Globe's Shirley Leung gets it right in her piece this afternoon…

JOIN US! Big Business & Big Labor - Teaching U.S. Economic History

SAVE THE DATE: JANUARY 25, 2016. In this our second Gilded Age marked by international corporations and powerful labor unions, K-12 students need to understand the fundamentals of the economic history…

West Virginia, Massachusetts and why the End Common Core ballot is going forward

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When it comes to the "confidence game" that has been played around…

What is the Lawn on D Costing Us?

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Jon Chesto’s report in the Globe on Monday noted that the…

Pioneer Statement on Next-Generation MCAS Announcement

We applaud the Baker administration for proposing that Massachusetts…

Fordham report predictable, conflicted

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Guest Post by Richard P. Phelps On November 17, the Massachusetts…

What True Education Reform Leaders Think About MCAS & Charters

An op-ed in Tuesday's Boston Globe urges Massachusetts policymakers…

How UMass can cut the $11 million

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Yesterday, the Statehouse News Service reported that UMass President…

5 Reasons Students will Love the New Higher Ed Bill

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Expanding scholarships, savings incentives, refinancing loans,…

Pathways to Equal Opportunity: Vocational-Technical Education & the Liberal Arts

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A century ago, two prominent African-American educators, W.E.B.…

Statement on 2015 MCAS Results and Preliminary, Incomplete 2015 PARCC Results

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The release of 2015 MCAS results together with a patchwork of…

The Impact of UMass Tuition and Fee Hikes on Student Debt

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Student debt has reached astounding levels.  At nearly $1.2…

UMass Tuition Hikes: Why Not Cut Costs?

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And shouldn’t in-state students be the top priority? WRKO's…

Op-ed: Big money pushes PARCC and Common Core

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Each year, much is written and said about K-12 education when…

How Massachusetts Promoted Achievement Before Common Core & PARCC

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Before the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education…

Problem: Overpriced Textbooks, Solution: Opensource Material

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Last week, NBC news announced that textbooks prices have…

Kids and Families Deserve More: Catholic Education and School Choice

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Pioneer held an education forum on Friday, July 31, 2015, “Know-Nothings’…

Join us 7/31: "Know-Nothings' Nativism, Catholic Education, and School Choice"

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In the wake of the Colorado Supreme Court ruling against the…

RIP PARCC

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Economies of scale are when a large operation can provide advantages…

Why Massachusetts Should Abandon the PARCC Tests & Common Core

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It is difficult to find any public analysis and comments by teachers,…

A highly temporary solution on higher education

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With my older daughter heading off to college next year,…

Suing to Lift the Charter School Cap

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  Lawsuit - who is part of it - Michael Keating (Foley-Hoag),…

A few thoughts on the new Boston school superintendent

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Recently on Greater Boston, when asked his appraisal of the…

Tocqueville on the threat of a mild despotism

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Pioneer focuses on four policy issues that we believe are critical…