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Think Twice Weekly Report
February 18 - February 24, 2017

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
ConnCAN Let Us Act Now For A Fair School Funding Formula Commentary 2/24/2017
Mackinac Center Compel School Districts to Reward Great Teachers Commentary 2/24/2017
AEI Busting the school bureaucracy: A curriculum for cage-busting teachers Announcement 2/23/2017
AEI Ten cheers for school choice in 2017 Commentary 2/23/2017
Brookings Institution What Title I portability would mean for the distribution of federal education aid Report 2/23/2017
Cato Institute No Side Is ‘Shameful’ in Trump’s Change to Transgender Bathroom Policy Commentary 2/23/2017
Center for American Progress Reimagining the School Day Commentary 2/23/2017
Fordham Institute 40 ESSA rules endangered by Republicans' repeal efforts Commentary 2/23/2017
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Universal ESAs Would Make Georgia A National Leader In Education Choice Commentary 2/23/2017
NCTQ Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis Report 2/23/2017
New America Foundation New Committee on Financing Early Care and Education with a Highly Qualified Workforce Commentary 2/23/2017
TNTP Is Malcolm X in Your Classroom? Commentary 2/23/2017
AEI The Venn diagram of staffing Commentary 2/22/2017
AEI A cage-busting curriculum for teachers Commentary 2/22/2017
Bellwether Four Problems With Betsy DeVos’ Possible Vision of School Accountability Commentary 2/22/2017
Ed Choice Georgia Bill Could Make Educational Choice Available to All Commentary 2/22/2017
Education Trust In the Classroom, Experience Is Two-Fold Commentary 2/22/2017
Fordham Institute Protecting choice and flexibility through ESSA regulations Commentary 2/22/2017
Fordham Institute Time to roll back Obama's misguided discipline guidance Commentary 2/22/2017
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 2/22/2017
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: School Vouchers Would Help Illinois Children Commentary 2/22/2017
New America Foundation Uneven Progress for Early Care and Education in 2016 Commentary 2/22/2017
Third Way Protecting Transgender Students, and All Students, in School Commentary 2/22/2017
Brookings Institution Rifts among congressional, state Republicans over school choice Commentary 2/21/2017
ConnCAN ConnCAN CEO Jennifer Alexander Testifies For The Appropriations Committee On The Governor’s Budget Proposal On Education Commentary 2/21/2017
ConnCAN Hidden Figures: Lessons Of Equity And Opportunity We Still Need Today Commentary 2/21/2017
Ed Choice The States Ranked by Spending on School Choice Programs Commentary 2/21/2017
Ed Next Three Features We Hope to See in Future Education Research Commentary 2/21/2017
Ed Next Make It Local with In-House Researchers Commentary 2/21/2017
Reason Foundation The Solution to Trenchant Inequity in Texas Public Education: A Funding System that Puts Students First Report 2/21/2017
Reason Foundation The Building Blocks for School Finance Reform in Texas Commentary 2/21/2017
Reason Foundation Seven Key Problems With Texas’ School Finance System That Should Be Fixed Commentary 2/21/2017
TNTP Once Incarcerated, Now Rewriting Their Futures Commentary 2/21/2017
WILL WILL Blog | Flanders: Rural Wisconsin Needs School Choice Commentary 2/21/2017
University of Arkansas Is Pre-Kindergarten an Educational Panacea? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Scaled-Up Pre-Kindergarten in the United States Report 2/20/2017
WILL Bang for the Buck: Autonomy and Charter School Efficiency in Milwaukee Report 2/20/2017
Bellwether Voices from Rural Oklahoma: Where's Education Headed on the Plain? Report 2/18/2017


Currently Under Review

American Enterprise Institute
Differences by Design? Student Composition in Charter Schools with Different Academic Models

NewSchools Venture Fund
Reimagining Learning: A Big Bet on the Future of American Education

Bellwether Education Partners
A New Agenda: Research to Build a Better Teacher Preparation Program
National Council on Teacher Quality
Within Our Grasp: Achieving Higher Admissions Standards in Teacher Prep

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Bellwether Education Partners
For Good Measure? Teacher Evaluation Policy in the ESSA Era

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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).

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