Celebrating School Choice Week: Vocational-Technical Education

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On Day 4 of National School Choice Week, we're shining the spotlight…

Celebrating School Choice Week: Digital Learning

On Day 3 of National School Choice Week, we explore opportunities…

Celebrating School Choice Week: The METCO Program

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On Day 2 of National School Choice Week, we take a closer look…

Celebrating School Choice Week: Charter Public Schools

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Today marks the beginning of National School Choice Week, an…

Pioneer Celebrates the Legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Mass. Public Officials Must Brush Aside The Know-Nothings’ Legacy Of Bigotry

Last week, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios…

What do Property Taxes Mean for your Town?

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Earlier this year, the Boston Globe published an article comparing…

Honoring the Service and Sacrifice of Our Veterans

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Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the men and women who have…

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…