Tag Archive for: Massachusetts
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Despite being a major tourist destination, the largest employment sector on Cape Cod is not related to tourism: it is healthcare!
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The number of adjunct faculty positions is declining at public colleges and universities in Massachusetts.
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Pandemic recovery and then some! Massachusetts revenues are higher than anyone was expecting, but where is all the money coming from? And what does this mean for the Massachusetts economy?
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The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) recently launched its second review of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) in three years. The move has some up in arms because state law requires that officials conduct a review no more than a year before approving state receivership. For BPS, receivership is long overdue. After more than 15 years of consistent and rapid decline, the district has shown no ability—and limited will—to stem the tide
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Useful information about COVID cases or deaths at individual homes has become less available at a time when cases are increasing again, even among vaccinated residents. Pioneer urges Massachusetts to immediately reinstate the so-called Weekly Report, which contains cases and deaths inside individual nursing homes.
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On August 9, 2021, the United Nations Climate Change Panel published…
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Using Pioneer Institute’s newest database, Massachusetts IRS…
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Host Joe Selvaggi talks with legal scholar and George Mason University Law Professor Ilya Somin about the details, the merits, and the likely implications of the Supreme Court case, New Hampshire v. Massachusetts, on state taxation power, federalism, and the power to vote with one’s feet.
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A new report from Pioneer Institute, “Before COVID-19, the Hospitality & Food Industry was a Service Sector Economic Powerhouse,” draws data from the MassEconomix web tool to analyze Hospitality and Food Industry employment across the state. Data spanning two decades from 1998 through 2018 show fluctuations in employment, firm size, and the share of businesses within the Hospitality and Food Industry throughout Massachusetts. The report shows a map of employment concentration in the Hospitality and Food Industry by town.
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Understanding enduring public and private architecture is a key way to learn about art, ideas, and how they harmonize with our democracy. Yet, Massachusetts buildings are often never discussed in K-12 education. We’re offering a variety of links about outstanding houses and architecture across the Bay State for parents, teachers, and schoolchildren to enjoy, visit, and better appreciate, including:
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As the 2020-21 school year begins for the approximately 950,000 schoolchildren in Massachusetts, our state and country are working to adapt to the unprecedented moment presented by COVID-19. To aid in these efforts, Pioneer Institute is posting a database and map of districts’ reopening plans.
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New study compares the reopening of three European countries – Austria, Denmark, and Germany – to highlight approaches that could inform the Commonwealth’s reopening strategy.
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One of the ways local governments raise revenue to fund public…
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In 2016, the rate of opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts…
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There are numerous expert opinion on the proper investment strategy…
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Since the end of the Great Recession in 2009, economic indicators…
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When doing the people's will is secondary to legislators'…
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PRESS RELEASE: Pioneer Contends the Legislature’s Self-Exemption…
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Read news coverage of this report in The Springfield Republican, The…
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Study: MCAS Less Expensive, More Rigorous and Provides Better…
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K-12 education policy too often is the province of powerful special…
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Study: Urban Charter School Waitlists Could Be Nearly Eliminated…
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Due to poor project management and failing IT contractors, the…
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Conventional wisdom has held that the ACA impact on Massachusetts…
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LEGISLATURE’S FY 2014 BUDGET IS THE STATUS QUO, JUST MORE OF…
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1. Why is Massachusetts giving the federal government…
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Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas,…
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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.
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In Part 3 of Pioneer Institute’s series on Massachusetts’…