Duncan says Mass. can't be complacent about education

After his visit to Match on March 12th, Secretary Duncan said in an interview with the Globe that with the limited number of seats available in Boston charter schools, we need to start providing more options for the high demand of parents seeking to enroll their children in these successful schools. According to Duncan, the legislative decision to lift the charter cap should not rely solely on the issue of funding reimbursement for district schools who lose students to charter schools.

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Match-ing Students with Excellent Tutors

The Pioneer Institute of Public Policy Research released a detailed paper on the effectiveness of the Match Corps tutoring program. The research suggests that "high-dosage" tutoring should be a central part in both school and district turnaround efforts because it is more cost-effective than reduced class sizes and extended school days. The press release highlights the most effective components of the Match Corps and why it has been such a successful program in the last ten years.

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