This week on “The Learning Curve,” Gerard and Cara talk with Dr. Marguerite Roza, Research Professor and Director of the Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University. Professor Roza describes the three distinct phases of how American K-12 education has been funded over the last 40 years, and implications for equity and overall student achievement.
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https://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/Copy-of-TLC-template-10.png5121024Micaela Dawsonhttps://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.pngMicaela Dawson2021-04-28 11:55:182021-04-28 11:55:18Georgetown’s Dr. Marguerite Roza on K-12 School Finance, Spending, & Results
The public — particularly in Massachusetts, where COVID-19’s toll on elders has been so great — has a right to know how many deaths occurred in state-regulated eldercare facilities, and how that compares to the total number of deaths. But the state’s new counting standard clouds this information, and should be corrected or at least disclosed.
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A state constitutional amendment promoted by the Massachusetts Teachers Association and the Service Employees International Union adding a 4 percent surtax to all annual income above $1 million could devastate innovative startups dependent on Boston’s financial services industry for funding, ultimately hampering the region’s recovery from the COVID-19 economic recession, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.
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00Editorial Staffhttps://pioneerinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/logo_440x96.pngEditorial Staff2021-04-26 05:08:592021-04-26 05:22:50Study Warns Massachusetts Tax Proposal Would Deter Investment, Stifling the “Innovation Economy”
This week on JobMakers, host Denzil Mohammed talks with Hilda Torres, an immigrant from Mexico who runs My Little Best Friends Early Learning Center in Malden, Massachusetts. One of the most successful businesses in the city, the center enrolls over 100 students whose parents come from more than 25 different countries. In this episode, Hilda shares how she used the tools of education, and her own grit and determination, to make her mark in the land of opportunity.
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