OK, today’s sign of a cultural apocalypse

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This one gleaned from the Georgia Public Policy Foundation's…

How to watch and listen to Gov. Patrick’s BGC address

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One of the highlights of last month's Better Government Competition…

Jim on WGBH – Housing

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At 7 p.m. sharp (in three minutes), with David Wluka of the Massachusetts…

Revenge of the status quotists

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In his letter to the editor (“Ed board shuffle: a lesson in…

Progress after Education Reform

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So the "revisionistas" (a.k.a. status quotists, special interests,…

Wrong again, Glenn – PI is for one accountability system (4 of 4)

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Finally, in his letter to the Globe editor Glenn talks of districts…

What Glenn gets wrong – Ed Reform and progress (3 of 4)

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I remember a rally in front of the State House when my daughter…

What Glenn glosses over – GIC and better coverage for teachers (2 of 4)

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Odd that, in his letter to the Globe editor (6/30/07), Glenn…

Where Glenn Koocher agrees – GIC cost sharing (1 of 4)

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In a letter to the Globe editor yesterday, it seems that Glenn…

When you are wrong

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Does the PTA really represent parents? After the PTA's support…

When you are wrong, you are wrong. When you are right, you are right.

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On NewsNight (NECN) last week, I wanted to communicate that…

Jim Stergios on MCAS

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Pioneer Executive Director Jim Stergios appeared on NECN's Newsnight…

Unanimous SCOTUS: States can curb union use of dues for politics

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The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously supported the right of…

Two-fer from the Globe

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Yesterday's editorial in the Globe on the Governor's veering…

Worcester’s Heroine of Education Reform

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A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Roberta Schaefer of the Worcester…

Media hounds…

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Who is?  We are!  Two op-eds in two days.  Ahem, you might…

3 chairs to craft the education plan

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A change of the guard seems underway for the "Readiness Project,"…

MCAS and dropout rates

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In a previous posting on the appointment of Ruth Kaplan to the…

The Gov’s new BOE pick (number three)

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There is no need to comment on this.  Ruth's words do all the…

What does Ruth Kaplan mean for ed reform? (Redux)

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Ms. Kaplan is right to be "deeply troubled by the fact that too…

What does Ruth Kaplan mean for ed reform?

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With the Governor's appointment of Ruth Kaplan to the Board of…

Turning up the heat on MCAS

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I don't know how or why the Gov's folks think moving away from…

What’s all this then about… the Worcester T&G

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The June 5 T&G makes one more point worth mentioning.  As…

Whatever you do say nothing

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...when you talk about you know what. The above line is from…

Anybody have an education bandaid?

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The education announcement was long on desire, but its lack…

Teach to the test? By all means, says Tom Birmingham

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As thousands of students languish on charter school and METCO's…

Tooting My Own Horn

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Ripped from today's headlines: "I think there's certainly a…

Competition in Education: An Update of School Choice in Massachusetts

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Author(s): — Publication date: 2000-01-01 Category: Education…

School choice saves public education, in Edmonton and Boston

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Edmonton, Alberta's Angus McBeath is back in town this week,…

Congrats to 3 Mass charters and a Big, Open Question

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At a ceremony held at the Capitol Building in DC…