Study Finds Student Growth Percentile Is Unreliable, Limits Access to Charter Public Schools

High degree of error, especially in small school districts, leads…

Pioneer Public Statement on Legislative Demise of New Bedford Charter School Deal

This past week, in a display of the state’s teacher unions'…

How Massachusetts Showed the Way on Education Reform

/
By Jamie Gass & Charles Chieppo Read this op-ed in The…

Study: Financial Impact of Charter Schools Depends on Percentage of Funding Districts Receive from State

“Foundation” districts unaffected, but charter tuition may…

Public Statement on Alma del Mar Charter School Expansion

Last night, Jeffrey Riley, the Massachusetts Commissioner of…

New Bedford Mayor Flip-Flops on Charter Support

The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted New Bedford’s…

New Book on Massachusetts Charter Public Schools Touts Record of Achievement, Minimal Impact on District Finances

Recommendations Include Promoting Innovation, Removing Limits…

A Whale Of An Education Battle Rocks New Bedford

/
“[A] whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard,” reads…

Setting a High Bar at Alma del Mar

/
Alma del Mar Charter School in New Bedford, MA, is fighting for…

Join us on Oct. 16 for a Book Release Event: "The Fight for the Best Charter Public Schools in the Nation"

Join us for a lively discussion of Pioneer Institute's new book, The…

Op-ed: Charters, Unions, And Public School Funding

/
Read this full op-ed on WGBH News. In the midst of the 2016…

Celebrating Black History Month

In the month of February, the nation honors the achievements…

Press Release: Pioneer Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Plaintiffs in Boston Charter School Case

Joins with Black Alliance for Educational Options and Cheryl…

Op-ed: Will district schools embrace charter-like reforms?

/
This op-ed appeared in CommonWealth magazine. TOM BIRMINGHAM…

Celebrating National Charter Public Schools Week

Great charter public schools are about great leadership. Charters…

Study Debunks False Claims Against Charter Public School Funding and Demographics

Charter schools in Massachusetts educating more special needs…

Celebrating School Choice Week: Charter Public Schools

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

Study: MA Charter Public Schools Have Lower Attrition Rates Than Sending School Districts

Charters also seeing higher special needs enrollment, helping…

Be informed, especially today

/
Pioneer Institute's core mission is educating the public on policy…

Study Finds Boston Charter Students More Likely to Take and Pass AP Tests

Pass rates for African-American, Latino, and economically disadvantaged…

Cap, Talent Pipeline, And Facilities Funding Among Factors Prohibiting State Charter Sector From Achieving Scale

“Yes” vote on statewide ballot initiative could attract more…

New Video Release: The Time to Act

/
Today, Pioneer is pleased to present a powerful video about the bigger picture - why the fight to expand charter public schools matters to all of us.

Op-ed: Vote ‘yes’ on Question 2

/
This excerpt is from an op-ed published on Oct. 18, 2016 in The…

Op-ed: Mass. charters fight racial oppression

/
By Sephira Shuttlesworth By 1959, my late husband, the Birmingham,…

Study: Massachusetts Charters Enrolling More English Language Learners

Charter ELLs have lower attrition rates, better academic outcomes…

Charter School Special-Needs Students Achieving Excellent Outcomes

Percentage Of Charter School Special-Needs Students Is Rising,…

How Phoenix Academies Transform Potential High School Dropouts into College Grads

Study Explores How Phoenix Academies Transform Potential High…

Op-ed: Charter and district schools need not be adversaries

/
By Thomas Birmingham This op-ed appeared in the New Bedford…