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Think Twice Weekly Report
July 25 - July 31, 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
Center of the American Experiment 2015 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Results: Wrong Student Answers and Unasked Grown-Up Questions Commentary 7/31/2015
Ed Next A Few Lessons That AP U.S. History Can Teach the Common Core Commentary 7/31/2015
AEI Surprise—The new AP U.S. history framework is scrupulously fair-minded Commentary 7/30/2015
AEI AEI Education: Experts, highlights, and headlines Announcement 7/30/2015
AEI Redeeming the Reagan Era in AP US History Commentary 7/30/2015
Bellwether California Has a Chance to Fix Its Teacher Diversity Problem Commentary 7/30/2015
Heartland Institute What Is Public Education? Commentary 7/30/2015
NCTQ July 2015: Teacher Leave Monthly newsletter 7/30/2015
New America Foundation A Changing Portland, A Changing District: Language Diversity in the Centennial School District (Part Two) Commentary 7/30/2015
Pioneer Institute Study Proposes School Voucher Plan for 10,000 Low-Income Mass. Students Commentary 7/30/2015
Reason Foundation Equitable School Funding Does Not Stop at the District Level Commentary 7/30/2015
Bellwether California Needs to Rethink Teacher Preparation: Here’s How Commentary 7/29/2015
Fordham Institute Do good schools leave low-income and minority students behind? Commentary 7/29/2015
Fordham Institute THE EDUCATION GADFLY WEEKLY Commentary 7/29/2015
Heritage Foundation Father Forced to Quit His Job Says School Voucher ‘Got Me My Son Back’ Commentary 7/29/2015
AEI Charter schools are no monolith Commentary 7/28/2015
Bellwether Rethinking Teacher Preparation: Empowering Local Schools to Solve California’s Teacher Shortage and Better Develop Teachers Report 7/28/2015
Ed Next School Pension Costs Have Doubled Over the Last Decade, Now Top $1,000 Per Pupil Nationally Commentary 7/28/2015
Ed Next Public Supports Testing, Opposes Opt-Out, Opposes Federal Intervention Commentary 7/28/2015
Fordham Institute The resurgence of urban Catholic education? Commentary 7/28/2015
TNTP What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway? Commentary 7/28/2015
Bellwether Progress Not Perfection: Overcoming Your Hesitation to Talk about Race and Equity at Work Commentary 7/27/2015
Ed Next Diane Ravitch, Union Shops and the Education Next Poll Commentary 7/27/2015
Ed Next Graduation Rates Are Insufficient as an Accountability Measure Commentary 7/27/2015
Fordham Institute Partnership schools: The hundred-year-old start-ups Commentary 7/27/2015
Fordham Institute OHIO EDUCATION GADFLY BIWEEKLY Biweekly digest 7/27/2015
New America Foundation Creating a Strong Dual Immersion Program Commentary 7/27/2015
School Choice Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan's Myth Busting Commentary 7/27/2015
Heartland Institute Study: Common Core Violates Federal Law Commentary 7/25/2015


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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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2015 Weekly Reports

July 2015
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July 25 - July 31, 2015    
July 18 - July 24, 2015    
July 11 - July 17, 2015    
July 4 - July 10, 2015    
June 27 - July 3, 2015    

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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
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January 2015
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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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