The right reform path in Lawrence?

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There are two issues that matter in K-12 education - what you…

“The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice”Keynote Address

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On July 31, 2012, Pioneer held a public forum, “The Lawrence…

“The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice” Panel Discussion

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On July 31, 2012, Pioneer held a public forum, “The Lawrence…

Happy 100th Birthday to Milton Friedman!

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Happy Birthday to Milton Friedman, who would have been 100 today.…

Will New York make Boston Old Tech City?

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Neil Swidey had a wonderful article (N.Y. vs. Boston: The endgame)…

Are teachers changing their unions?

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The recent deal brokered by Stand for Children with the Massachusetts…

The obvious lesson for innovation schools

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Two-and-a-half years have passed since the passage of the reform…

The SCOTUS ruling’s impact on education policy

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Internet traffic has been especially heavy for the past 32…

Making more than symbolic change in our schools

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Today’s lead story in the Globe relates the three years of…

Falling short on the Lawrence school turnaround

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In November 2011, the Board of Education decided to put the…

A big test at Madison Park Vocational

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Over the past decade, while there has been incremental success…

HISTORY OF STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SHOULD INFORM FUTURE POLICIES

A new Pioneer report calls on the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to focus on things it has demonstrated the ability to do well if it is to be as successful implementing the second wave of education reform as it was with the first.

Perspectives on the Romney education plan

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A round-up of various perspectives on Governor Romney's education…

POLL FINDS PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STATE LEGISLATORS ALL SUPPORT REINSTATEMENT OF U.S. HISTORY MCAS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

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Three stakeholder groups overwhelmingly agree that Massachusetts should focus more attention on educating public school students in U.S. history

The wrong lesson on national standards

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Dear David, Congratulations on becoming the new head of the…

Decision time on extended learning

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The Education Reform Act of 1993 was a complex piece of legislation…

Massachusetts’ Katrina Moment

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In a previous job, I spent a lot of time in major Massachusetts…

Not grateful about “charter cap lift”

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The 2010 Achievement Gap bill that was passed by both the House…

How are the Rural Poor Doing at School?

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Massachusetts is a wealthy place. We are among the wealthiest…

Romney and Obama tussle on education

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So let the games begin. Finally, the presidential candidates…

Controlling Education from the Top: Why Common Core Is Bad for America

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Why Common Core Is Bad for America Author(s): Emmett McGroarty…

Self-dealing among education officials

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I’m conflicted about how to say this. Getting stuff done…

Conflicts of Interest in MA’s adoption of national standards

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“No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because…

Food for thought on saving schools money

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Yesterday, the Globe’s Deirdre Fernandes reported on the…

How to pay for high-quality teachers

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We all want high-quality teachers, right? What are we doing…

No More Know Nothing Laws: School Choice in Massachusetts

Pioneer Institute hosts event with national education reform experts Kevin Chavous and Jay Greene, releases new research on Catholic and Jewish Schools

Handwaving away opposition to the national standards

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Periodically, over at the Fordham blog, Checker Finn does his…

Four Models of Catholic Schooling in Massachusetts

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Author(s): Cara Stillings Candal, Ed.D. — Publication date:…

NEW STUDY EXPLORES POLICY CHALLENGES POSED BY VIRTUAL SCHOOLS

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NEW STUDY EXPLORES POLICY CHALLENGES POSED BY VIRTUAL SCHOOLS Existing…