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Think Twice Weekly Report
November 14 - November 20, 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
Bellwether On Hillary Clinton’s Remarks, Teacher Organizations’ Silence Is Deafening Commentary 11/20/2015
Brookings Institute Why federal spending on disadvantaged students (Title I) doesn’t work Report 11/20/2015
Heartland Institute House of Representatives Votes to Reauthorize Charter School Funding Commentary 11/20/2015
Heritage Foundation Not Much for Conservatives to Love in No Child Left Behind Rewrite Commentary 11/20/2015
AEI NCLB agreement would overhaul Uncle Sam’s role in schooling Commentary 11/19/2015
Bellwether Connecting Teacher Preparation Programs and District Partners Through Performance Assessments Commentary 11/19/2015
Bellwether School Accountability Before, During, and After NCLB Commentary 11/19/2015
Brookings Institute Response to AERA statement on value-added measures: Where are the cautionary statements on alternative measures? Commentary 11/19/2015
CRPE The Politics of Education Reform Commentary 11/19/2015
Ed Next The Winter 2016 Issue of Education Next Is Here Commentary 11/19/2015
Fordham Institute MCAS 2.0 charts a good course, but more wind is needed Commentary 11/19/2015
AEI How professional educators can make policy work for their profession Commentary 11/18/2015
AEI A new bipartisan education bill curbs Obama-era overreach Commentary 11/18/2015
Bellwether Hillary Clinton Should Listen to Her Friend Raj Chetty on Teacher Effectiveness Commentary 11/18/2015
CRPE The SEA of the Future: Building Agency Capacity for Evidence-Based Policymaking Report 11/18/2015
Ed Next Time’s Up: Full-Time Virtual Charter Schools Must Become Transparent Together Commentary 11/18/2015
Education Trust Turns Out — Who Knew? — Strong State Accountability Systems Might Even Be Helpful Commentary 11/18/2015
Fordham Institute Let's check our halos at the door, education reformers Commentary 11/18/2015
Fordham Institute The new ESEA, in a single table Commentary 11/18/2015
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 11/18/2015
Heartland Institute Common Core’s Double Whammy Commentary 11/18/2015
Heartland Institute Record Number of Florida Students Are Using Private School Choice Commentary 11/18/2015
Show-Me Institute Questions For The Kansas City Public Schools Master Plan Commentary 11/18/2015
Ed Next Is America’s Poverty Rate Exceptional? It Depends On How You Define Poverty. Commentary 11/17/2015
Ed Next Voucher victory Commentary 11/17/2015
Heartland Institute Congress Likely to Retread NCLB Commentary 11/17/2015
Heartland Institute Common Core Testing Company Fails to Meet Testing Mandate in Three States Commentary 11/17/2015
New America Foundation The “Triple Segregation” of Latinos, ELLs: What Can We Do? Commentary 11/17/2015
New America Foundation New Flexibilities on PARCC, New Opportunities to Lower the Bar for Students Commentary 11/17/2015
Public Impact Opportunity Culture Voices: Mixing Team Leadership, Specialization Commentary 11/17/2015
Reason Foundation Expand K-12 coding through school autonomy, not mandates Commentary 11/17/2015
AEI Weighing the value of the new education philanthropy Commentary 11/16/2015
Bellwether Can Focusing on Cost-Benefit Analyses Make Us Forget Pre-K’s True Benefits? Commentary 11/16/2015
Fordham Institute Failing Our Brightest Kids: A talk with NAGC's executive director René Islas Video 11/16/2015
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 11/16/2015
Heartland Institute National Education Association Calls for Fight Against Income Inequality Commentary 11/16/2015
Lexington Institute Personalized Learning Produces Positive Outcomes Commentary 11/16/2015
New America Foundation Portland Public Schools: Achieving Equity One Dual Immersion Program at a Time Commentary 11/16/2015
New America Foundation What Will it Take for National “TeachStrong” Campaign to Really Go National? Commentary 11/16/2015
University of Arkansas Falling Below the Line: Minimum Subgroup Size and Special Education Enrollment Report 11/16/2015
Heartland Institute Study: Common Core and Aligned Testing Consortia Illegal Commentary 11/14/2015
Cato Institute NCLB Compromise Looking Pretty Bad Commentary 11/13/2015
Fordham Institute Behind in the ninth inning, Duncan digs in again Commentary 11/13/2015
Fordham Institute Rubio, Carson, and the Republican conundrum on education Commentary 11/13/2015
Fordham Institute Fordham's Mike Petrilli and Checker Finn on the ESEA compromise Commentary 11/13/2015


Currently Under Review

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Continued Progress: Promising Evidence on Personalized Learning

Center for American Progress
Smart, Skilled, and Striving: Transforming and Elevating the Teaching Profession

Friedman Foundation
The Integration Anomaly: Comparing the Effects of K–12 Education Delivery Models on Segregation in Schools

National Bureau of Economic Research
The Effects of Test-based Retention on Student Outcomes over Time: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Florida

Recently Reviewed

Center for American Progress
The Hidden Value of Curriculum Reform: Do States and Districts Receive the Most Bang for Their Curriculum Buck?

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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

October 2015
November 2015 December 2015
October 24 - October 30, 2015 November 14 - November 20, 2015  
October 17 - October 23, 2015 November 7 - November 13, 2015  
October 10 - October 16, 2015 October 31 - November 6, 2015  
October 3 - October 9, 2015    
September 26 - October 2, 2015    

July 2015
August 2015 September 2015
July 25 - July 31, 2015 August 22 - August 28, 2015 September 19 - September 25, 2015
July 18 - July 24, 2015 August 15 - August 21, 2015 September 12 - September 18, 2015
July 11 - July 17, 2015 August 8 - August 14, 2015 September 5 - September 11, 2015
July 4 - July 10, 2015 August 1 - August 7, 2015 August 28 - September 4, 2015
June 27 - July 3, 2015    

April 2015
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April 18 - April 24, 2015 May 23 - May 29, 2015 June 20 - June 26, 2015
April 11 - April 17, 2015 May 16 - May 22, 2015 June 13 - June 19, 2015
April 4 - April 10, 2015 May 9 - May 15, 2015 June 6 - June 12, 2015
March 28 - April 3, 2015 May 2 - May 8, 2015 May 30 - June 5, 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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