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.

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

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…

POOR STUDENTS IN RURAL MASSACHUSETTS OUTPERFORM THEIR URBAN COUNTERPARTS AND ARE IMPROVING MORE RAPIDLY

New study finds that all students are scoring higher, but low-income rural students have improved more rapidly than low-income urban students.

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

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…

STUDY ESTIMATES COST OF TRANSITION TO NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS AT $16 BILLION

New study finds that aligning state and local educational systems to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math will cost the 45 states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted them nearly $16 billion over seven years.

IS THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW BY DIRECTING STANDARDS, TESTS, AND CURRICULA?

Despite three federal laws that prohibiting the federal government from directing, supervising or controlling K-12 curricula, the U.S. Department of Education has placed the nation on the road to a national curriculum.

Pioneer to Participate in U.S. History Competition for Students

Pioneer to Participate in U.S. History Competition for Students; “We the People” promotes U.S. history and civics education

Virtual Schools, Actual Learning: Digital Education in America

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Pioneer Institute event to feature state and national online education leaders.

Facilities Guide for New and Expanding Charter Schools

New report offers best practices from successful Massachusetts charter schools to help other charter leaders navigate the facilities development process

Expanding School Choice through METCO

Non-partisan Research Groups Urge Lawmakers to Expand Minority Students’ Access to METCO Program

Dumping Massachusetts’ Know-Nothing Amendments: Church, State, and School Reform

Pioneer released a research paper on Massachusetts Catholic schools, giving them high marks for providing a high-quality education and a safe learning environment for poor and working-class families at a substantially lower cost than the average public school’s per-pupil expenditure.

Contracting for Performance: Teacher Union Contract Langiage in Massachusetts

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Teacher Union Contract Langiage in Massachusetts Author(s): Pioneer…

Agenda for Leadership 2010: Hit the Ground Running - Pioneer Institute?s Agenda for Leadership for 2010 and Beyond

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Pioneer Institute’s Agenda for Leadership for 2010 and Beyond…

School Choice Models and Public School Reform

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School Choice Models and Public School Reform Event to feature…

Higher State Charter Caps: A Small Step in the Right Direction

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HIGHER STATE CHARTER CAPS A SMALL STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION New…

Common Core Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade

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Common Core Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade Former Massachusetts…

National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade

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National Standards Still Don’t Make the Grade Academic Standards…

Fair to Middling: High-Standards States Far Exceed National Standards

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Fair to Middling: High-Standards States Far Exceed National Standards…

Municipal Benchmarks for Massachusetts Middle Cities: Educational Achievement

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A Look at Educational Achievement Author(s): Dr. Robert D. Gaudet…

Heading Down: The Loss of Massachusetts Headquarters

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The Loss of Massachusetts Headquarters Author(s): John Friar…

New Report Debunks Charter School Myths

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New Report Debunks Charter School Myths Debunking the Myths…

Putting Children First: The History of Charter Schools in Massachusetts

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Putting Children First: The History of Charter Public Schools…

Charter School and District Funding: Follow the Money

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Charter School and District Funding: Follow the Money Contact…