A group of pro-Common Core educators and business leaders seek to keep the referendum on Common Core off the ballot in Massachusetts in November.
Playing the Grinch on Christmas week the U.S. Department of Education warned that Massachusetts could lose some Title 1 funding for using two assessments this spring.
Massachusetts Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester announced that he is recommending Massachusetts use a “Next Generation MCAS” a MCAS-PARCC hybrid.
PARCC has been plugged as being able to gauge readiness better than Massachusetts current assessment – MCAS. A new study shows that is not the case.
A ballot initiative on Common Core has been certified constitutional in Massachusetts will be on the ballot in 2016 if opponents collect needed signatures.
AFT-Massachusetts, a public school teachers’ union, through their convention delegates passed an anti-PARCC resolution at their convention on May 2, 2015.
A group of parents in Massachusetts decided to bring awareness to problems associated with the Common Core State Standards in a humorous way.
A “smackdown” is an apt description of what Jim Stergios of the Pioneer Institute did to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan after his Boston Globe op/ed.
Jamie Gass and Charles Chieppo with the Pioneer Institute highlight in an op/ed in the Worcester News & Telegram how Common Core has impacted education in Massachusetts who once led the nation in K-12 education. It isn’t pretty. They write: Following the landmark 1993 Education Reform Act that provided public schools with a massive infusion of […]
A message on our Facebook page. “For your Massachusetts followers, there is a Common Core question and answer/discussion this evening at 7pm at the Best Western Adams Inn in Quincy, MA. It is being held by the Pioneer Institute.” Here is the address for that event – 29 Hancock St, Quincy, MA. Jim Stergios, executive director […]