How Long Before Duncan and the Media Speak Out Honestly? (by Sandra Stotsky)

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The notion that Common Core’s college and career readiness…

From Rum to Musket Balls: The Fourth of July in History

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By Guest Blogger Ellen M. Nye As people across the country…

Common Core’s Cloudy Vision of College Readiness in Math (by Sandra Stotsky)

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Common Core’s egalitarian tentacles are now slithering towards…

More Than One Fatal Flaw in Common Core’s ELA Standards (by Sandra Stotsky)

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There isn’t just one fatal flaw in Common Core's English language…

Why Common Core’s Math Standards Don’t Measure Up (by Guest Blogger Ze’ev Wurman)

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Guest Post by Ze'ev Wurman (biography below)  Last year William…

What To Do Once Common Core Is Halted (by Sandra Stotsky)

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What could states do once implementation of Common Core’s standards…

Why Do They Lie? And Why Do Others Believe Them? (by Sandra Stotsky)

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One of the most puzzling phenomena in recent years is the unquestioned…

Ed Glaeser’s Straw Man on Common Core (by Jim Stergios)

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In today’s Globe, Ed Glaeser, an economist by trade and…

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…

Federal Fig Leaf or Flexibility? (by Ted Rebarber)

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As the fight over the national Common Core academic standards…

Memorial Day: Honoring Our Fallen Soldiers and Cherishing Our Freedom

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For many, Memorial Day is regarded as the official kick-off of…

What Anti-Common Core Activism in Tennessee Portends

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Across the country, from Florida to Michigan, Colorado to Alabama,…

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…

SABIS Charter Lessons from Springfield

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MassReportCards.com data show some surprising information about graduation and college attendance rates in Springfield.

Pioneer’s www.massreportcards.com makes comparing schools a breeze

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It’s no surprise to hear that public schools in wealthy communities…

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.