Acknowledging the Everyday Trauma in Students’ Lives

Educators for Excellence-Boston's leader calls attention to students living in low-income neighborhoods that experience trauma on a regular basis but never see their issues debated during prime time.  Brandy Fluker-Oakley calls for public attention and school resources to be proportionally and equally allocated for the trauma that so many of our students quietly experience. Full article [...]

2018-06-26T16:14:04+00:00June 26th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

Boston’s Brand as Tech Destination is Muddled

Simon Taylor, CEO of HYCU Software, says Boston’s brand as a tech destination is muddled – unlike Silicon Valley with its customer-facing tech giants and free-spirited venture capitalists. Boston allows itself to be perceived as bland and fragmented in terms of tech. But when you dig a little deeper, it’s clear that Boston is world class [...]

2018-04-20T14:40:03+00:00April 20th, 2018|Commonwealth Magazine|

IRS, DOR undermining Earned Income Tax Credit

In the midst of new proposals for a major tax system overhaul, there’s one tax policy almost everyone agrees has been highly effective: the Earned Income Tax Credit. It delivers significant financial relief to working families while providing financial incentive to work. In 2015, the average credit was $3,186 for families with children. How disappointing, then, [...]

2017-06-22T16:36:29+00:00June 4th, 2017|Commonwealth Magazine|

Baker inks long-sought energy law

Gov. Charlie Baker sat in the sun on the State House lawn Monday afternoon, relishing a victory for his administration and some in the Legislature. With the stroke of his pen, Baker signed into law an energy bill that aims to diversify the state’s energy portfolio, spur the development of an offshore wind industry and [...]

2016-09-08T20:47:06+00:00August 8th, 2016|Commonwealth Magazine|

Accountants are in High Demand

Now that all the motherboards have been flipped in the air, college graduates are assessing their career prospects. Amid all the noise surrounding their choices, at least one trend is very clear: Much of opportunity in the innovation economy goes to the mathematically inclined. Research scientists. Data analysts. Robotics engineers. We just can’t get enough [...]

2016-08-22T16:25:39+00:00May 20th, 2016|Commonwealth Magazine|
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