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Think Twice Weekly Report
May 14 - May 20, 2016

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 Locally grown: Districts produce their own school leadership talent Commentary 5/20/2016
Heartland Institute Do All Students Need to Master High-Level Math? Commentary 5/20/2016
Lexington Institute Equality of Educational Opportunity Must Recognize Success of Student Outcomes – Testimony to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commentary 5/20/2016
Show-Me Institute Michael McShane Discusses Entrepreneurship In Education On KCPT's Ruckus Video 5/20/2016
AEI How the press covers charter schools Report 5/19/2016
AEI A school choice double standard Commentary 5/19/2016
ALEC The 21st Century Education Savings Accounts: Peer Reviews, Branding and Consumer Reports As Parent Tools Report 5/19/2016
Bellwether Teachers Union Leaders Support Equity (in Theory) Or, Why We Can’t Have Nice Things In Education Commentary 5/19/2016
Cato Institute Nevada Judge: Education Savings Accounts Are Constitutional Commentary 5/19/2016
Center for American Progress Making the Grade: A 50-State Analysis of School Accountability Systems Report 5/19/2016
ConnCAN The Will To Change The Status Quo Commentary 5/19/2016
ConnCAN ConnCAN Releases Analysis of Key Education Legislation, Budget For 2016 Session Commentary 5/19/2016
CRPE Rumors of Death Premature: Portfolio Management Still Alive and Kicking in New Orleans Commentary 5/19/2016
Ed Next Desegregation Since the Coleman Report Commentary 5/19/2016
Education Trust Recapping Our First Equity in Motion Convening in 140 Characters Commentary 5/19/2016
Fordham Institute Why I would've voted no on the new NOLA plan Commentary 5/19/2016
Heritage Foundation School Choice Gets a Big Win in Nevada Court Decision Commentary 5/19/2016
New America Foundation How a Well-Rounded Education Can Lead to Stronger Readers Commentary 5/19/2016
New America Foundation What Do Teachers Actually Think About New Teacher Evaluations? Commentary 5/19/2016
Brookings Institution Charter schools and local control in New Orleans Commentary 5/18/2016
Ed Next What Do Pac-Man and Pensions Have in Common? Commentary 5/18/2016
Fordham Institute The value of a teaching corps that reflects the diversity of our schools Commentary 5/18/2016
Fordham Institute The winner of Fordham's 2016 Wonkathon is… Commentary 5/18/2016
Fordham Institute When reformers get disruptive Commentary 5/18/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 5/18/2016
Friedman Foundation A Win-Win Solution: The Empirical Evidence on School Choice Report 5/18/2016
Friedman Foundation Education Market Failure? The Cost of Regulations on Private School Choice Programs Commentary 5/18/2016
Heartland Institute Trans Bathrooms Edict Proves Feds Have Too Much Power Commentary 5/18/2016
Heartland Institute Alternative College Admission Test Not Aligned with Common Core Enters Testing Stage Commentary 5/18/2016
New America Foundation Arizona Department of Education Agrees to Serve ELLs Commentary 5/18/2016
Show-Me Institute Teacher Shortage Data from DESE Makes Great Case for Course Access Program Commentary 5/18/2016
AEI Success Academy winning against the odds Commentary 5/17/2016
AEI Entrepreneurship as empowerment Commentary 5/17/2016
AEI Activists, where is the outrage on failing urban schools? Report 5/17/2016
ConnCAN More Than 60 Years Since Brown Decision, Still Much To Accomplish Commentary 5/17/2016
Ed Next Portfolio Management Fails in New Orleans Commentary 5/17/2016
Heartland Institute Hillary’s Fingerprints Are All Over Common Core Commentary 5/17/2016
Heartland Institute Tennessee Approves Bill Giving Educators Power to Choose How to Use State Testing Results Commentary 5/17/2016
Lexington Institute Improving Educational Opportunities and Outcomes for Military-Connected Students Commentary 5/17/2016
Public Impact Done Well, School Restarts Make a Difference for Students Commentary 5/17/2016
AEI New transgender rules for schools are about Obama’s culture war Commentary 5/16/2016
Brookings Institution Teaching to the test: Hype or reality? Commentary 5/16/2016
Fordham Institute 2016 Wonkathon: Who was the wisest wonk? Commentary 5/16/2016
Fordham Institute Don't just blame the Office of Civil Rights for disorderly schools Commentary 5/16/2016
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 5/16/2016
Friedman Foundation How Nevada’s Pension Structure is Hurting Teachers, Taxpayers—and What Can Be Done to Fix It Commentary 5/16/2016
Heartland Institute Washington State Governor’s Inaction Allows Charter Schools to Survive Commentary 5/16/2016
Public Impact Opportunity Culture Voices: What Is My Job, Anyway? An MCL’s Thoughts Commentary 5/16/2016
TNTP Making Our Schools Safe for All Students and Teachers Commentary 5/16/2016

 

Currently Under Review

Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas
The Participant Effects of Private School Vouchers across the Globe: A Meta- Analytic and Systematic Review

Progressive Policy Institute
A 21st Century School System in the Mile High City

Public Impact
Measuring School Turnaround Success

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School Spending and Student Achievement in Michigan: What's the Relationship?

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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: http://www.greatlakescenter.org.

2016 Weekly Reports

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March 26 - April 1, 2016    

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