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Think Twice Weekly Report
August 11 - August 17, 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
ExcelinEd ¿Cómo se dice “educational opportunity?” Commentary 8/17/2018
Brookings A promising alternative to subsidized lunch receipt as a measure of student poverty Commentary 8/16/2018
Center for American Progress A Well-Rounded Education: Rethinking What Is Expected of High Schools Report 8/16/2018
EdNext Great Curriculum Will Fuel, Not Hamper, Charter Autonomy and Innovation Commentary 8/16/2018
George W. Bush Presidential Center Summer Camp: Fort Worth Independent School District Commentary 8/16/2018
Heartland Institute Numerous Texas School Staff Members Earn Six-figure Salaries, Study Finds Commentary 8/16/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Private School Students Face Fewer Dangers Than Public School Pupils Commentary 8/16/2018
Mackinac Center Later High School Start Times Should Stay Local Decision Commentary 8/16/2018
NCTQ Because you probably haven’t been paying attention… Commentary 8/16/2018
NCTQ Teacher observations: reliable, but not perfect Commentary 8/16/2018
TNTP What If We Better Understood How Students Experience School? Commentary 8/16/2018
Brookings Teachers in the US are even more segregated than students Commentary 8/15/2018
Center for the American Experiment Non-Union Teacher Associations Offer Educators Double Protection Commentary 8/15/2018
EdNext Why Can’t the Middle Class Afford Catholic School Anymore? Commentary 8/15/2018
ExcelinEd New Mexico on the Rise: Dedicated Teachers are Leading The Land of Enchantment to New Heights Commentary 8/15/2018
ExcelinEd A Mother’s Crusade: My Special-Needs Daughter Is Thriving in a School Committed to Inclusion. I’m Fighting So More Kids Have That Chance Commentary 8/15/2018
Fordham Institute Pair curriculum and professional learning for powerful outcomes Commentary 8/15/2018
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 8/15/2018
New America The National Governors Association Expands Apprenticeship through State Policy Reform Commentary 8/15/2018
Public Impact Closing Achievement Gaps in Diverse Schools: An Action Guide for District Leaders Report 8/15/2018
AEI For Opportunity Zones, good things come to those who hustle Commentary 8/14/2018
Center for American Progress How Medicaid Cuts Could Threaten Public School Students and Teachers in Every State Commentary 8/14/2018
Center for the American Experiment Pensions are under pressure, but unions misplace the blame Commentary 8/14/2018
EdNext Let’s Retire the ‘Gifted-and-Talented’ Label Commentary 8/14/2018
ExcelinEd #AskExcelinEd: How Can States Transition to Student-Centered Learning? Commentary 8/14/2018
Urban Institute LeBron James’s I Promise School puts a public face to the evidence-based approach of whole-family intervention Commentary 8/14/2018
Ed Choice Cool Schools: Inner-City Catholic School Leader on New Orleans Education Post-Katrina Podcast 8/14/2018
Heartland Institute Colorado House Misses Chance To Break The Government-School Monopoly Commentary 8/14/2018
AEI Ten questions parents should ask before school starts Commentary 8/13/2018
EdNext Accountability for Early Education — A Different Approach and Some Positive Signs Commentary 8/13/2018
New America Students’ Perceptions about the Seal of Biliteracy Commentary 8/13/2018
Center for the American Experiment Urban Minority Students Aren’t Getting the Education They Need Commentary 8/12/2018
Reason Foundation Revisiting New Orleans’ Charter School Success as Local School Board Takes Control Commentary 8/11/2018
New America 3 Practices and 3 Policies Indispensable for Quality Pre-K Commentary 8/8/2018

Currently Under Review

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Fiscal and Education Spillovers from Charter School Expansion

Excel In Ed
Time to Change Course: Reclaiming the Potential of Texas Charter School

The Education Trust
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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:

2018 Weekly Reports

July 2018
August 2018 September 2018
July 21 - July 27, 2018 August 11 - August 17, 2018  
July 14 - July 20, 2018 August 4 - August 10, 2018  
July 7 - July 13, 2018 July 28 - August 3, 2018  
June 30 - July 6, 2018    

April 2018
May 2018 June 2018
April 21 - April 27, 2018 May 19 - May 25, 2018 June 23 - June 29, 2018
April 14 - April 20, 2018 May 12 - May 18, 2018 June 9 - June 22, 2018
April 7 - April 13, 2018 May 5 - May 11, 2018 June 2 - June 8, 2018
March 31 - April 6, 2018 April 28 - May 4, 2018 May 26 - June 1, 2018

January 2018
February 2018 March 2018
January 20 - January 26, 2018 February 17 - February 23, 2018 March 24 - March 30, 2018
January 13 - January 19, 2018 February 10 - Febryary 16, 2018 March 10 - March 23, 2018
January 6 - January 12, 2018 February 3 - February 9, 2018 March 3 - March 9, 2018
December 23, 2017 - January 5, 2018 January 27 - February 2, 2018 February 24- March 2, 2018

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