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Think Twice Weekly Report
June 9 - 22, 2018

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
Brookings Would combining the Education and Labor Departments help or hurt students? Commentary 6/22/2018
EdNext Straight Up Conversation: TalkingPoints Founder Heejae Lim Commentary 6/22/2018
EdNext The Gates Effective Teaching Initiative Fails to Improve Student Outcomes Commentary 6/22/2018
ExcelinEd Sam Duell Featured on the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Weekly Podcast Podcast 6/22/2018
New America Advancing Quality Work-based Learning through Perkins Reauthorization Commentary 6/22/2018
AEI Banter #320: Eric Hanushek on teacher quality and student achievement Podcast 6/21/2018
AEI What to make of the White House’s proposal to merge the Departments of Education and Labor Commentary 6/21/2018
Center of the American Experiment Today’s Education Systems Won’t Support Tomorrow’s Learners Commentary 6/21/2018
CRPE Personalized Learning at a Crossroads Report 6/21/2018
EdNext Seven Top Decisions For Leaders Scaling Innovation Commentary 6/21/2018
Pioneer Institute No Longer a City on a Hill: Massachusetts Degrades Its K-12 History Standards Report 6/21/2018
AEI Discussing high schools dropping AP classes: Malkus on Fox 5 DC’s ‘Morning News’ Video 6/20/2018
AEI My Uber driver takes me to school on the teacher walkouts Commentary 6/20/2018
Center for American Progress Addressing the Gap Between Education Research and Practice Report 6/20/2018
Ed Choice New Report Examines Fiscal Crisis at Los Angeles Unified School District Podcast 6/20/2018
ExcelinEd #AskExcelinEd: How can we reclaim the potential of Texas public charter schools? Commentary 6/20/2018
ExcelinEd Time to Change Course: Reclaiming the Potential of Texas Public Charter Schools, A State Case Study Report 6/20/2018
Fordham Institute Nervous about the "A" word Commentary 6/20/2018
Fordham Institute Why don't districts do the easy things to improve student learning? Commentary 6/20/2018
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 6/20/2018
New America State Policies Aimed to Improve K-3 Quality Commentary 6/20/2018
Brookings The route school buses can take toward racial equality Commentary 6/19/2018
Brookings A voice at the table: Positionig African American youth voices at the center of education reform Commentary 6/19/2018
Brookings A voice at the table: Positioning African American youth voices at the center of education reform Commentary 6/19/2018
Brookings Take attendance seriously in the new Civil Rights Data Collection Commentary 6/18/2018
New America Study Examines Early Educator Pay in DC Region Commentary 6/18/2018
New America Leveraging the Promise of Micro-credentials to Develop Culturally Responsive Educators Commentary 6/18/2018
AEI Straight up conversation: KIPP Chief of Policy and Public Affairs Richard Buery Commentary 6/15/2018
AEI Early education and the success sequence | VIEWPOINT Video 6/15/2018
Center for American Progress Blueprint for Accountability Systems for Alternative High Schools Report 6/15/2018
EdNext In New York City, Charter Schools are Accomplishing Something Exam Schools Aren’t Commentary 6/15/2018
ExcelinEd Bipartisan Agreement Still Exists Commentary 6/15/2018
Fordham Institute Better together: Could combining content-rich and personalized approaches be the future of literacy instruction? Commentary 6/15/2018
New America Student Mental Health, Effective Instruction, and Professional Development Are Among Principals’ Top Concerns Commentary 6/15/2018
New America Steep Learning Curve Ahead: Deciphering English Learner Data Commentary 6/15/2018
New America Serving ‘Superdiverse’ Dual Language Learners: An Urgent Need for Responsive Education Policies Commentary 6/15/2018
Center of the American Experiment Why are public schools feeding students, who are not in school, during the summer? Commentary 6/15/2018
Brookings What works vs. What we can evaluate Commentary 6/14/2018
Center for American Progress Fact Sheet: Yes, Increase the Salaries of All Teachers Commentary 6/14/2018
EdNext What Do Test Scores Really Mean for the Economy? Commentary 6/14/2018
ExcelinEd Don’t Be Distracted by Politics Commentary 6/14/2018
Fordham Institute Integration is charter opponents' newest excuse to unwind decades of progress Commentary 6/14/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Funding Formula Committee Has Chance To Transform Public Education In Idaho Commentary 6/14/2018
Heartland Institute The Leaflet: Schools Are No Longer Safe For Students Commentary 6/14/2018
Show-Me Institute Charter Schools: The Education Opportunity Hidden In Plain Sight Commentary 6/14/2018
AEI What predicts college completion? High school GPA beats SAT score Commentary 6/13/2018
AEI Testing and the American economy | In 60 Seconds Video 6/13/2018
Ed Choice Mapping Drive-Times from Private Schools in Oklahoma Commentary 6/13/2018
EdNext A Missing Key Ingredient for Widespread Personalization: Innovative School Staffing Commentary 6/13/2018
ExcelinEd #AskExcelinEd: What exactly do we mean by “career pathways”? Commentary 6/13/2018
Fordham Institute Ending poverty as we've known (and measured) it? Commentary 6/13/2018
Fordham Institute Educational justice, Mayor de Blasio? Charter schools fixed that for you Commentary 6/13/2018
Mackinac Center Whitmer Education Plan Trips Over Charter Schools Commentary 6/13/2018
NCTQ Drowning in data from the OECD Commentary 6/13/2018
NCTQ Increasing the value of student teaching Commentary 6/13/2018
NCTQ Ripple effects: effective teaching echoes for years Commentary 6/13/2018
Reason Foundation Five Recommendations to Solve LAUSD’s Looming Fiscal Crisis Commentary 6/13/2018
Reason Foundation A 2018 Evaluation of LAUSD’s Fiscal Outlook: Revisiting the Findings of the 2015 Independent Financial Review Panel Report 6/13/2018
AEI Education reforms should obey Campbell’s Law Commentary 6/12/2018
AEI Media bias: How do outlets cover school choice research? | In 60 Seconds Video 6/12/2018
Center of the American Experiment American Experiment comments on PELSB’s attempt to redefine “cultural competency” Commentary 6/12/2018
Center of the American Experiment Catholic Schools and Embracing the Elusive Commentary 6/12/2018
Center of the American Experiment An Interview with Paymon Rouhanifard: Charting Camden’s Path to Improvement Commentary 6/12/2018
Ed Choice The Monthly Debrief Podcast with the EdChoice State Team – June 2018 Podcast 6/12/2018
Fordham Institute Here's how Catholic schools instill self-discipline Commentary 6/12/2018
New America Let’s Be Honest: It’s About Sexism, Classism, and Racism Commentary 6/12/2018
Public Impact Multi-School Leadership: Tools to Extend Excellent Principals’ Reach Commentary 6/12/2018
AEI What do test scores really mean for the economy? Commentary 6/11/2018
EdNext New Evidence on the Benefits of Small Group Math Instruction for Young Children Commentary 6/11/2018
Center of the American Experiment St Paul Schools hire principal with an interesting resume: Misused State Funds, Drunk Driving Arrests Commentary 6/5/2018


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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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