Massachusetts' New Economy
In the State of the Union Address, President Obama spoke about how the country can kick-start the great American job engine. Here in Massachusetts, we hear that we are doing well compared to the rest of the country. True: Greater Boston (though not the rest of the state) is faring better than many older industrialized states. But overall we have a stagnant job base and we face huge challenges. In the video below, Pioneer Executive Director Jim Stergios breaks down the numbers from our series on job creation and economic development, entitled, “Massachusetts’ New Economy.” Click here for some key takeaways, and the ppt presentation. Click image below for youtube video:
This week, Pioneer began launching a blog & video series profiling some of the awesome charter schools applying to the state board of education for approval to expand, this month. The board's decision will impact thousands of kids across the Bay State. These schools are proving that ALL kids are capable of meeting high expectations. Their student assessment scores are off the charts and tens of thousands of kids are on their waiting lists. Read our blog posts here and here.
Did you know that nearly 30% of Mass.'s public school children are trapped in the 29 districts that rank in the bottom 10% on statewide assessments? The state already covers most of those districts' education costs. That's why we think it's time to lift the cap on charter schools. Read our op-ed here.
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