Tag Archive for: education

Testing the Tests: Why MCAS Is Better Than PARCC

Study:  MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…

Study Proposes School Voucher Plan for 10,000 Low-Income Mass. Students

New Study Proposes School Voucher Plan for 10,000 Low-Income…

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

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

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates on K-12 Education Policy

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

Is the Commissioner of Education Complying with the Law?

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Twenty years after the passage of the landmark Massachusetts…

Common Core’s Race to the Middle in Colorado

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Common Core’s Race to the Middle in Colorado. Introductory.…

Fall River Herald News: Mass. students miss out on Native American history

Understanding the complexity our country’s Native American past requires knowing U.S. history. Preferring softer 21st century skills like “media awareness” and “systems thinking” to academics, the Patrick administration in 2009 postponed a requirement, starting with the class of 2012, that Massachusetts public school students pass a U.S. history MCAS test to graduate from high school.

Inefficiency at Wellesley Schools stifles transparency

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Sometimes the smaller the bureaucracy gets, the more inefficient…

Lawrence Eagle-Tribune: Lawrence school reforms must target all students, not a select few

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We must act swiftly and boldly to enact far-reaching reforms that impact all of the Lawrence school district’s 13,000 students, not just a fortunate few.

“The Lawrence Reforms and School Choice” Panel Discussion

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

How are the rural poor doing at school?

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Massachusetts is a wealthy place. We are among the wealthiest…

Obama’s 2013 Education Budget and Blueprint: A Costly Expansion of Federal Control

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http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/04/obamas-2013-education-budget-and-blueprint-a-costly-expansion-of-fed “Budgets…

Why MTEL, Not PRAXIS, Will Maintain Teacher Quality in Massachusetts:

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Author(s): CSR — Publication date: 2009-04-23 Category: Education…

Accountability Overboard

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Author(s): Charles D. Chieppo and James T. Gass — Publication…

Strengthening Standards-Based Education

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Recommendations to Policy Makers on 21st Century Skills Author(s):…

Massachusetts Collaboratives: Making the Most of Education Dollars

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BY M. CRAIG STANLEY, ED.D. Foreword by E. Robert Stephens Institute…

Teacher Contracts in Massachusetts

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Author: Dale Ballou, University of Massachusetts at Amherst This…

Competition in Education: A 1999 Update of School Choice in Massachusetts

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Author: Susan L. Aud George Mason University White Paper No.…