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Think Twice Weekly Report
January 7 - January 13, 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
WILL Coalition Letter | Coalition Sends Letter To Chairman Alexander Supporting Nomination Of Betsy DeVos To Be Secretary Of Education Letter 1/13/2017
AEI Child care is critical Commentary 1/12/2017
Bellwether A Very American Story: Access Determined by Zip Code Commentary 1/12/2017
Brookings Institution Oversight or overregulation? Debating school choice accountability Commentary 1/12/2017
Ed Next Six Unifying Education Policy Ideas for 2017 Commentary 1/12/2017
Fordham Institute Latinos need leadership in education reform Commentary 1/12/2017
Heartland Institute Roadmap For The 21st Century: Education Choice Report 1/12/2017
New America Foundation Teacher Talent Untapped: Multilingual Paraprofessionals Speak About the Barriers to Entering the Profession Report 1/12/2017
Progressive Policy Institute The Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership Report 1/12/2017
TNTP 3 Ways Teachers Can Support Special Ed Parents, Like Me Commentary 1/12/2017
AEI Why ed scholarship could soon be sidelined Commentary 1/11/2017
Bellwether An Expanded Federal Role in School Choice? No Thanks. Commentary 1/11/2017
Ed Choice BRIEF: School Choice in the States December 2016 Commentary 1/11/2017
Ed Next What Are the Options for States Dealing With Unfunded Pension Liabilities? Commentary 1/11/2017
Ed Next A Better Future for Rural Communities Starts at the Schoolhouse Commentary 1/11/2017
Fordham Institute Vouchers have changed. Maybe your position should change, too. Commentary 1/11/2017
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 1/11/2017
Heartland Institute Nashville Public Schools Expands Free-Dinner Program For Students Commentary 1/11/2017
WILL WILL Blog | Flanders: Overhaul School Funding Formula? Commentary 1/11/2017
AEI AEI Ed Policy Academy Announcement 1/10/2017
AEI What Betsy DeVos should tell the Senate Commentary 1/10/2017
AEI How to return education to the states Commentary 1/10/2017
AEI Vive la difference: What it means for state boards to embrace two models for public education Commentary 1/10/2017
ALEC DeVos Should Stand Proud of Record Championing Choice in Education Commentary 1/10/2017
Cato Institute The New York Times Continues to Mislead About School Choice in Michigan Commentary 1/10/2017
CRPE A Better Future for Rural Communities Starts at the Schoolhouse Commentary 1/10/2017
Ed Next Education Innovation in 2017: Four Personalized-Learning Trends to Watch Commentary 1/10/2017
Fordham Institute Don't prejudge Betsy DeVos Commentary 1/10/2017
Fordham Institute Why curriculum counts Commentary 1/10/2017
Heartland Institute Teachers Unions Given An Extra Week To Criticize Betsy DeVos Commentary 1/10/2017
Heartland Institute New Mexico Mandates Districts Consider Attendance In Teacher Evaluations Commentary 1/10/2017
Ed Next Big Bang for Just a Few Bucks: The Impact of Math Textbooks in California Commentary 1/9/2017
Education Trust What We’ll Be Listening for in Betsy DeVos’ Confirmation Hearing Commentary 1/9/2017
Heartland Institute Education Policymakers Should Consider Kids’ Happiness By Giving Parents More Power Commentary 1/9/2017
Heartland Institute Oklahoma’s Largest Online Charter School Sees Record Growth Commentary 1/9/2017
Heritage Foundation Democrats Who Will Scrutinize Trump’s Education Pick Attended Private Schools Commentary 1/9/2017
Pioneer Institute Laboratories of Democracy: How States Get Excellent K-12 U.S. History Standards Report 1/9/2017
WILL WILL Press Release | WILL Responds To Evers/DPI Over ESSA Claims Press Release 1/9/2017
Heartland Institute Oregon Voters Approve Funding For Outdoor School Commentary 1/7/2017


Currently Under Review

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

The Center on Reinventing Public Education
Measures of Last Resort: Assessing Strategies for State-Initiated Turnarounds

Fordham Institute
High Stakes for High achievers: State accountability in the age of ESSA
High Stakes for High Schoolers: State Accountability in the Age of ESSA, Part II

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

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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Center for American Progress
Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools: State Supports for Evidence-Based School Improvement and the Every Student Succeeds Act

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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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