Where Have All the Students Gone?
Check out Pioneer's new report on declining student enrollment in the Bay State. Some surprising shifts from our 2008 version (hint: the declines aren't concentrated solely on the Cape and in Western Mass. anymore). What's the likely financial and political impact? Read the report.
Jim Stergios finds a silver lining in Election 2012 - at least in the field of education. Indiana's elected schools chief, Tony Bennett (R), was defeated - and some make a strong case that it's because of his full embrace of Common Core national education standards. Read the EdWeek coverage here. Seems there's a lesson here...
Last night, Pioneer members and core supporters gathered for our annual Lovett C. Peters Lecture in Public Policy. The lecture recognizes true visionaries who are making a big impact on their society. Our honoree this year is Dr. Deepak Srivastava, of the California-based Gladstone Institutes. His pioneering work in regenerative medicine using adult stem cells will someday cure heart disease and so many other serious illnesses. He appeared on Kara Miller's radio show, Innovation Hub, yesterday. Click here to listen to the clip.
Last week, Boston Globe reporter Chelsea Conaboy talked with Josh Archambault, Pioneer's health care policy director, about where opponents of the Affordable Care Act go from here.
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