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The Clock is Ticking.......

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The clock is ticking towards December 30, 2017.  As part of…

New Book on Massachusetts Charter Public Schools Touts Record of Achievement, Minimal Impact on District Finances

Recommendations Include Promoting Innovation, Removing Limits…

A Whale Of An Education Battle Rocks New Bedford

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“[A] whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard,” reads…

Press Release: Pioneer Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Plaintiffs in Boston Charter School Case

Joins with Black Alliance for Educational Options and Cheryl…

Op-ed: Will district schools embrace charter-like reforms?

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This op-ed appeared in CommonWealth magazine. TOM BIRMINGHAM…

Study Finds Boston Charter Students More Likely to Take and Pass AP Tests

Pass rates for African-American, Latino, and economically disadvantaged…

Cap, Talent Pipeline, And Facilities Funding Among Factors Prohibiting State Charter Sector From Achieving Scale

“Yes” vote on statewide ballot initiative could attract more…

Study: Massachusetts Charters Enrolling More English Language Learners

Charter ELLs have lower attrition rates, better academic outcomes…

Charter School Special-Needs Students Achieving Excellent Outcomes

Percentage Of Charter School Special-Needs Students Is Rising,…

Join us 9/19: Equal Access to Excellence: Charter & District School Reform

As the Commonwealth debates lifting charter school caps, district…

Press Release: National Charter School Hall Of Fame Member & Accomplished Researcher Among Charter Forum Speakers

Join us for “Best Practices from Urban Charter Schools,” a Pioneer Institute forum at Boston’s Omni Parker House hotel on Wednesday, May 4th from 8:00-9:50 a.m.

Join Us May 4th: "Best Practices from Urban Charter Public Schools"

As the charter public school debate heats up, it’s important…

Op-ed: State plays politics over charters

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it’s time for Massachusetts to stop playing political games with the charter authorization process.

Study: Charter Schools Delivering on Promise of Curricular Innovation

Mystic Valley and Advanced Math and Science Academy charter schools…

Study: Mass. Charter Public Schools Boosting Achievement for English Language Learners

Schools using inclusion, data-driven instruction, and parent…

Innovative Approaches to Developing Effective Teachers

Pioneer Institute study looks at charter public school successes beyond…

Study: State Must Revise Flawed “Growth Model” & “Proven Provider” Regs

Charter School Study Calls for Revisions to the State’s Flawed…

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Ed reform truly is matter of civil rights

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By Sephira Shuttlesworth (This op-ed originally appeared in the…

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates on K-12 Education Policy

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K-12 education policy too often is the province of powerful special…

Study: States Should Replicate AppleTree Institute's High-Quality Charter Early Ed Program

Report to be discussed in forum on district and charter early…

Study: 5% Increase in Spending Could End Urban Charter School Waitlists in Failing Districts

Study: Urban Charter School Waitlists Could Be Nearly Eliminated…

Massachusetts Charter Schools: “A Fire You Can’t Put Out”

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This past week, at the urging of state K-12 education commissioner…

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: "Lift Cap on Urban Charters"

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By Nina Rees and Gerard Robinson As former federal and state…

“The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice” Panel Discussion

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On July 31, 2012, Pioneer held a public forum, “The Lawrence…

The Wrong Lessons in National Standards

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/05/the_wrong_lesson_on_national_s.html Dear…

Not grateful for "charter school cap lift"

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/05/not_grateful_for_charter_schoo.html The…

Mass. groups land Walton Foundation money

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http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2012/03/07/mass-groups-land-walton-foundation.html Arkansas-based…

A halfhearted school budget

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http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/02/a_halfhearted_school_budget.html You…

Wong and Fitchburg charter official ready to defend school

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http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/local/ci_19805585 FITCHBURG…

Why hold a grudge?: Ed czar won't accept success of SABIS charter schools

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http://www.lowellsun.com/oped/ci_19584224 February will be…

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…