Webinar: Focusing on Massachusetts’ Model Vocational-Technical Schools

Pioneer Institute and First Things Magazine recently hosted an hour-long webinar examining the successes of vocational-technical schools, how education in the trades is faring nationwide, and the prospects for today’s high school graduates as they seek careers and additional training beyond the secondary level.

Hubwonk360 Video: If we tax them, will they leave?

In this brief, six-minute video, Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios and Director of Government Transparency, Mary Z. Connaughton, walk through an amendment to the Massachusetts constitution that could dramatically increase the income tax on retirees and small businesses.

Accelerating Learning at KIPP

KIPP Academy Charter School is working hard to ensure that all students have access to high-quality instruction, especially as children everywhere struggle with post-COVID learning recovery. In this video, KIPP Academy Executive Director Nikki Barnes and KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School Principal Jimmy Seter allowed us into their in-depth discussion of the principles, objectives and strategies they use to foster an environment of encouragement, informed guidance, learning growth, and equity. 

New Video Highlights Need for Greater Access to Public Officials’ Financial Ties

With as new animated video, Pioneer Institute aims to inform the public about barriers to accessing Massachusetts elected officials’ financial information.

Teaching WWII in Schools: David Kennedy

Published on May 5, 2015 "Never Give In - Never, Never,…

Why Huck Finn Matters: Classic Literature in Schooling (Pt. 1: Keynotes)

The Pioneer Institute hosted a forum September 19, 2012 at…

2014 Hewitt Health Care Lecture Keynote Speaker: Tom Miller

Tom Miller is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise…

2014 Hewitt Health Care Lecture: Uwe Reinhardt

Uwe Reinhardt speaks at the Pioneer Institute’s 2014 Hewitt…

Audio: Lead Mathematics Standards-Writer William McCallum

These audio clips are from Professor William McCallum's remarks…

Setting the Record Straight on Common Core Part 2

Pioneer Institute has been a prime mover in the debate over Common…

Going Beyond in Lawrence, Mass.

Pioneer Institute believes that all kids deserve access to a…

Jim Stergios on Fox & Friends: Common Core lessons politicize classrooms

Jim Stergios discussed political propaganda in Common Core…

Steve Forbes – Keynote Speaker, 2013 Better Government Competition

Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media…

Thomas F. Birmingham, Former Massachusetts Senate President

This video features Thomas F. Birmingham, Former Massachusetts…

The Honorable William F. Weld, Former Massachusetts Governor

This video features the Honorable William F. Weld, former…

20 Years of Education Reform Roundtable Panel Discussion

This video presents the panel discussion from the Pioneer…

Video: Exiting the National Standards Bandwagon

Heritage Foundation Panel - April 17, 2012 "The Obama…

Jamie Gass on Common Core National Standards

Jamie Gass, Pioneer Institute’s Director of School Reform,…

Sandra Stotsky Discusses Common Core

Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas,…

James McPherson, “The Legacy of Lincoln”

Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War historian and Princeton University…

Gerard Robinson, Keynote Speaker

Gerard Robinson, former Virginia Secretary of Education,…

Pioneer Institute Charter Forum, featuring Nina Rees

Nina Rees, president of National Alliance for Public Charter…

Hewitt Health Care Lecture 2013: “Who Controls Health Care Costs? And How?”

Hewitt Health Care Lecture 2013: “Who Controls Health Care…

Shawni Littlehale – 2013 Better Government Competition

Shawni Littlehale, Director of Pioneer Institute’s 2013…