Event To Call For Moving “Know-Nothing” Governor’s Portrait From State House Wall

Bigoted Know-Nothing Amendments still part of state constitution Read…

Study: Expand Use of Transponder Technology to Parking, Other Non-Tolling Services

Report calls for creation of single account to simplify customer…

The Mysterious World of NCAA Apparel Contracts

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The world of collegiate athletics is, besides great entertainment,…

The Battle over Logan Airport—Will TNCs Prevail?

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Since 2011, transportation network companies (TNCs) have established themselves as a popular mode of transportation in the City of Boston. Given their convenience and low cost, TNCs such as Uber and Lyft have become local consumers’ first choice over taxis.

The New Game of Life: Tuition and Debt

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Back in 2005, the Milton Bradley Company launched a new version…

Volatility and Expansion at the MassCEC

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This blog entry was edited from its original version on July…

Telemedicine: The Future of Healthcare

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Telemedicine sounds a bit like science-fiction, but the practice…

Inconsistencies in UMass’ Reporting of Deferred Maintenance

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In assembling the data for Pioneer’s UMass at a Crossroads…

Are UMass’ Aggressive Capital Expansion & Out-of-State Recruitment Good for Mass. Students?

Read media coverage of this series:  The Boston Globe, The Boston…

Studies: Western Mass. Charter Schools Using Data to Improve Achievement

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Case Studies Describe Best Practices Of Two Successful Western…

The Real Source of UMass R&D Spending

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UMass issued a report and a press release Tuesday citing a record…

What the Brian Joyce Saga Says about Government Transparency in Massachusetts

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One state senator’s dirty laundry may be catching up with him.…

Comparing Retirement Benefits for MBTA and other State Employees

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Pioneer’s latest report, A $49 Million Sweetheart Deal: How…

Report Ranks Boston No. 1 in Income Inequality: What Does It Mean?

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A report published last week by the Brookings Institution ranked…

GE comes to Boston: Here's why

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The Globe's Shirley Leung gets it right in her piece this afternoon…

Rather than Cut The Ride's Services, Change the Service Delivery Model

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On December 14th, the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control…

Horsing Around at the Gaming Commission

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It’s time to quit horsing around at the Gaming Commission. Even…

Massachusetts Needs Its Own CBO

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State Senator Jamie Eldridge is on to something.  The State…

State Contractor Confirms: GLX Cost Overruns Due to Bid Process

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As Pioneer first pointed out in a September blog post and again…

How UMass can cut the $11 million

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Yesterday, the Statehouse News Service reported that UMass President…

Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

Study:  MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…

5 Reasons Students will Love the New Higher Ed Bill

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Expanding scholarships, savings incentives, refinancing loans,…

How To Tell If The Price Is Right: Fostering Transparency in Healthcare Prices for Massachusetts Consumers

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Notwithstanding a Massachusetts law requiring the clear, prompt…

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…

MBTA Experiment Gone Wrong! The Green Line Extension Contract

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Background The Green Line Extension (GLX) is a long-awaited…

The Clock is Ticking on Massachusetts Public Record Reform

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From the Green Line extension's woes, to the narrowly dodged…