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These audio clips are from Professor William McCallum's remarks on college readiness in Common Core's mathematics standards at a meeting sponsored by the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in San Francisco, California, in January 2010. Viewers might also be interested in the video clips with Jason Zimba’s comments on college readiness...
Heritage Foundation Panel - April 17, 2012 "The Obama Administration, intent on furthering federal intervention in education, has spent billions incentivizing states to adopt national standards and tests. Adopting national standards means ceding control of the content taught in local schools to national organizations and distant bureaucrats in Washington. Nationalizing the content taught in local...
Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian and Princeton University Professor Emeritus James M. McPherson delivered the keynote address at "The Legacy of Lincoln: U.S. History in American Schooling," a Pioneer Institute forum marking the 150th anniversary of both the Emancipation Proclamation and the Gettysburg Address, Tuesday, April 2nd at the Omni Parker House hotel in downtown...
In the State of the Union Address last night, President Obama spoke at length about how the country can kick-start the great American job engine. Here in Massachusetts, we hear that we are doing well compared to the rest of the country. And in part it is true that Greater Boston (though not the rest...
Pioneer's Jim Stergios spoke with Transportation for Mass.'s Kristina Egan about MA Gov. Deval Patrick's proposal to increase transportation spending by $1 billion a year. Watch this great "Face to Face" clip via our friends at MassINC
Pioneer Institute hosted a forum on September 19, 2012 at the Omni Parker Hotel. "Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling" with keynote speakers Jocelyn Chadwick, author of The Jim Dilemma: Reading Race in Huckleberry Finn, who makes her return to Harvard this year, and Ron Powers, Pulitzer and Emmy Award winning Twain biographer...
[vimeo height="HEIGHT" width="WIDTH"]http://vimeo.com/50264658[/vimeo] On September 24, 2012, Pioneer Institute held its annual Better Government Competition Awards Ceremony. Grace-Marie Turner, Galen Institute, and Robert Helms, Ph.D., American Enterprise Institute, winners of the 2012 Better Government Competition, accept their awards for their paper titled "Coordinated Care Management for Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiaries."
On March 1st, 2012, Pioneer welcomed education experts from across the country: Susan Patrick, CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning; Hanna Skandera, New Mexico Secretary of Education; Julie Young, President of Florida Virtual School; Healther Staker, Innosight Institute; as well as Martha Walz, Massachusetts State Representative; Michael Sentance, former New England Administrator, U.S....
[vimeo height="HEIGHT" width="WIDTH"]http://vimeo.com/33534003[/vimeo] In this clip, Julie Young, Florida Virtual School, describes the phenomenal success of Florida Virtual School in making high-quality, online instruction accessible for over a hundred thousand K-12 students. This video was filmed at Pioneer's Dec. 2011 event: "Virtual Schools, Actual Learning: Digital Education in America." Julie Young, Florida Virtual School, Keynote...
[vimeo height="HEIGHT" width="WIDTH"]http://vimeo.com/32422784[/vimeo] Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, speaks with Jim Stergios, Executive Director of Pioneer Institute. Khan was the honoree at Pioneer's 14th annual Lovett C. Peters Lecture in Public Policy. The lecture's mission is to “encourage individuals of vision, to inform and enrich intellectual debate surrounding the great public issues of our...