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Think Twice Weekly Report
May 16 - May 22, 2015

The Think Twice Weekly Report is a compilation of education-related articles and reports posted each week by the think tanks monitored as part of the Think Twice think tank review project funded by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice.

Think Tank Title Type Release Date
Cato Institute Texas Pastors Are Wrong about School Choice Commentary 5/22/2015
Heartland Institute The Slow Death of Common Core Commentary 5/22/2015
AEI Measuring mastery, not time: Competency-based learning and the future of higher education Announcement 5/21/2015
ConnCAN Connecticut's Achievement Gap In One Table Commentary 5/21/2015
Ed Next Aim for Individual Mastery and the Rest Will Follow Commentary 5/21/2015
Ed Next Was Missouri’s Interdistrict Transfer Program Poorly Designed? Commentary 5/21/2015
Heartland Institute PARCC to Shorten Tests Following Parent, Teacher Outcry Commentary 5/21/2015
Third Way How the ECAA Addresses NCLB Complaints Commentary 5/21/2015
TNTP School + Social Services = Success for Kids? Commentary 5/21/2015
Bellwether Hard Fun: Q&A with Greg Toppo on Educational Gaming Commentary 5/20/2015
Cato Institute The Year of Educational Choice: Update II Commentary 5/20/2015
Education Trust Evaluating an Evaluation System: Lessons From a New York Times Graphic Commentary 5/20/2015
Fordham Institute Workforce training and the American Dream Commentary 5/20/2015
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 5/20/2015
Heartland Institute Feds Force Virginia District into Transgender Locker Rooms Commentary 5/20/2015
Heartland Institute Stupefying Generations of Americans Commentary 5/20/2015
Show-Me Institute House Bill 42, You Can’t Please Everyone Commentary 5/20/2015
AEI The paperwork pile-up: Measuring the burden of charter school applications Report 5/19/2015
AEI Wanted: Better charter school applications Commentary 5/19/2015
Bellwether The Hand-off of a Lifetime for Native American Students Commentary 5/19/2015
Ed Next Common Core and Classroom Instruction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Commentary 5/19/2015
Education Trust What Does Good Education Research Say? Commentary 5/19/2015
Empire Center School tax growth sinks under cap Commentary 5/19/2015
Fordham Institute Uncommonly Engaging? A Review of the EngageNY English Language Arts Common Core Curriculum Report 5/19/2015
Public Impact Texas Launches Statewide Opportunity Culture Initiative Commentary 5/19/2015
TNTP A Front-Row Seat to History Commentary 5/19/2015
AEI Obama suffers from narrow view of what’s ‘public’ Report 5/18/2015
Cato Institute A Happy Birthday for Head Start? Commentary 5/18/2015
Cato Institute Florida Judge Dismisses Lawsuit against School Choice Commentary 5/18/2015
Center for American Progress A Fresh Look at School Funding: 5 New Ideas for ESEA Reauthorization Report 5/18/2015
Fordham Institute Knowledge is literacy Commentary 5/18/2015
Fordham Institute The American Dream in crisis: A conversation with Robert Putnam Transcript 5/18/2015
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 5/18/2015
New America Foundation Dual Language Learners Reader Post #2: Who are Dual Language Learners? Commentary 5/18/2015
New America Foundation Head Start: Serving America’s Neediest Children for 50 Years and Counting Commentary 5/18/2015
New America Foundation Child Care Assistance Laws Blocking Parents’ Potential Commentary 5/18/2015


Currently Under Review

Fordham Institute
School Closures and Student Achievement:
An Analysis of Ohio’s Urban District and Charter Schools

Center for American Progress
ESEA Reauthorization:
How We Can Build Upon No Child Left Behind’s Progress for Students With Disabilities in a Reauthorized ESEA


Recently Reviewed

The Hamilton Project
Increasing Education: What it Will and Will Not Do for Earnings and Earnings Inequality

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About The Think Twice Think Tank Review Project:

Think Twice is one of the nation's first efforts to serve as a watchdog to review think tank research on public education issues and policies, ensuring that published work meets the quality and standards of university scholarship. The goal of the Think Twice project is to provide the public, policy makers and the press with timely academically sound reviews of selected think tank publications.

The Think Twice project is funded by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice. The reviews that are a part of this project are expert third party reviews produced by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC).

About The Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice:

The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by education stakeholders across the country. The mission of the Great Lakes Center is to improve public education for all students in the Great Lakes region through the support and dissemination of high quality, academically sound research on education policy and practices. Visit the Great Lakes Center website at:

2015 Weekly Reports

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April 18 - April 24, 2015 May 16 - May 22, 2015  
April 11 - April 17, 2015 May 9 - May 15, 2015  
April 4 - April 10, 2015 May 2 - May 8, 2015  
March 28 - April 3, 2015 April 25 - May 1, 2015  

January 2015
February 2015 March 2015
January 24 - January 30, 2015 February 21 - February 27, 2015 March 21 - March 27, 2015
January 17 - January 23, 2015 February 14 - February 20, 2015 March 14 - March 20, 2015
January 10 - January 16, 2015 February 7 - February 13, 2015 March 7 - March 13, 2015
December 20 - January 9, 2015 January 31 - February 6, 2015 February 28 - March 6, 2015

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