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The Clock is Ticking.......

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

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…