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Think Twice Weekly Report
June 20 - June 26, 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
Ed Next Reflections on an Extraordinary Decade of New Orleans School Reform Commentary 6/26/2015
New America Foundation Connecticut Moves to Restrict Suspension and Expulsion in the Early Grades Commentary 6/26/2015
Bellwether 4 Things North Carolina Can Teach Us About the Market for New Teachers Commentary 6/25/2015
Brookings Institute ESEA falls short on dropout prevention Commentary 6/25/2015
Cato Institute Charter School Growth, Reality vs. Prediction Commentary 6/25/2015
CRPE Ten Years After: What's Next for New Orleans? Commentary 6/25/2015
Ed Next Education Savings Account Wonk-A-Thon Recap Commentary 6/25/2015
New America Foundation A New Framework to Identify Truly ‘Educational’ Apps Commentary 6/25/2015
New America Foundation Recent Developments in State Pre-K: A Look at Minnesota and Texas Commentary 6/25/2015
New America Foundation What We Should Be Talking about When We Talk about Teacher Evaluation Commentary 6/25/2015
TNTP Every Parent Deserves School Choice Commentary 6/25/2015
AEI An education agenda for 2016: Conservative solutions for expanding opportunity Report 6/24/2015
AEI The state of entrepreneurship in K–12 education Announcement 6/24/2015
AEI AEI Education: Experts, highlights, and headlines Commentary 6/24/2015
AEI The Schooling in America Survey: What the nation thinks about K–12 education Announcement 6/24/2015
AEI An agenda for higher education reform: A keynote address by Senator Lamar Alexander Announcement 6/24/2015
Cato Institute Educational Choice: Getting It Right Announcement 6/24/2015
Ed Next The Key to Rigorous Online Assessments Commentary 6/24/2015
Fordham Institute Turnaround Districts: Lessons from Louisiana, Tennessee, and Michigan Announcement 6/24/2015
Fordham Institute Doing more for less: A report from the field Commentary 6/24/2015
Fordham Institute Charter schools at (almost) a quarter-century: Looking back, looking ahead Commentary 6/24/2015
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 6/24/2015
Heritage Foundation Why ‘Cookie Cutter’ Public Schools Don’t Cut It For This Mom of Seven Commentary 6/24/2015
Mackinac Center The Real-World Costs of Union Release Time Commentary 6/24/2015
Mackinac Center It Is Fine To Get Detroit Out of School Pension System Commentary 6/24/2015
New America Foundation The Power of a Good Idea: How San Francisco is Building a PreK-3rd Grade Bridge Commentary 6/24/2015
New America Foundation What Sesame Street Is and Isn’t Commentary 6/24/2015
New America Foundation The Effects of NCLB Accountability on ELLs Commentary 6/24/2015
School Choice Wisconsin School Choice Empowers Parents Commentary 6/24/2015
Show-Me Institute Maintaining the Education Status Quo Commentary 6/24/2015
Fordham Institute Why almost universal is not good enough Commentary 6/23/2015
Fordham Institute 2015 Wonkathon: Who was the wisest wonk? Commentary 6/23/2015
NCTQ Catching Up on Contracts Commentary 6/23/2015
TNTP Taking a Pulse on Common Core Commentary 6/23/2015
Cato Institute Texas Will No Longer Imprison Kids for Missing School Commentary 6/22/2015
ConnCAN (S)BAC To Basics Commentary 6/22/2015
Fordham Institute State agencies can't do it alone Commentary 6/22/2015
New America Foundation Dual Language Learners Reader Post #7: Federal Policy and DLLs/ELLs Commentary 6/22/2015
Show-Me Institute State Departments of Education Should Stop Trying to Predict Who Will Be a Good Teacher Commentary 6/22/2015
Show-Me Institute Equitable Funding For Charter Schools? Announcement 6/22/2015
Ed Next Teacher Experience Levels Vary By State Commentary 6/21/2015
Ed Next Big Impact: Supreme Court Housing Decision Could Have Significant Effect on Education Commentary 6/21/2015
Heartland Institute Report: Excessive Regulations Hamper Charter School Progress Commentary 6/20/2015
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: Is School Choice Just Another Tool for Central Planners? Commentary 6/19/2015


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