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Think Twice Weekly Report
February 10 - February 16, 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 Institution An unexpectedly positive result from arts-focused field trips Commentary 2/16/2018
EdNext Has Evaluation Reform Chased Away Competent Would-Be Teachers? Commentary 2/16/2018
Heartland Institute Why School Choice Will Continue To Grow In Popularity Commentary 2/16/2018
Heartland Institute North Carolina Bill Would Allow ‘Certain Towns’ To Operate Charter Schools Commentary 2/16/2018
AEI Is education worth it? Video 2/15/2018
Bellwether Two Graphs on Teacher Turnover Rates Commentary 2/15/2018
Brookings Institution Why is accountability always about teachers? Commentary 2/15/2018
Brookings Institution Research-based practices in preparing teachers before they enter the workforce Commentary 2/15/2018
Cato Institute U.S. Charter Schools Produce a Bigger Bang with Fewer Bucks Commentary 2/15/2018
Center of the American Experiment How to reach high school students? Manufacturers try going straight to their parents Commentary 2/15/2018
EdNext A Response to Jay Greene’s Review of “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones” Commentary 2/15/2018
EdNext A Response to the Authors of “You Can’t Fire the Bad Ones” Commentary 2/15/2018
Heartland Institute Teachers’ Selling Of Lesson Plans Sparks Debate Commentary 2/15/2018
Heartland Institute Would Artificial Intelligence Guide Education Or Grab It? Commentary 2/15/2018
Heartland Institute No One Wants To Major In Education Weeklydigest 2/15/2018
TNTP Do We Love Our Children Enough to Stop School Shootings? Commentary 2/15/2018
AEI In education coverage, media gives GOP’s proposals far more scrutiny Commentary 2/14/2018
ALEC Arizona State of the State: Confidence and Conviction, Promise and Possibility Commentary 2/14/2018
Center of the American Experiment Lego Building Competition Introduces Students to Construction Careers Commentary 2/14/2018
ConnCAN ConnCAN CEO Responds to State Board of Education’s Decision to Reject Funding for 57 Public Charter School Students Commentary 2/14/2018
Fordham Institute America's graduation rate malfeasance is a symptom of a broken system Commentary 2/14/2018
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 2/14/2018
Heartland Institute Teachers Unions Say Each Teacher Costs Schools $100,000 But Unions Still Want More Money Commentary 2/14/2018
Heartland Institute Massachusetts Becomes Dumber So The Rest Of Us Can Be Smarter Commentary 2/14/2018
Manhattan Institute No Racial Quotas in Special Education Commentary 2/14/2018
Public Impact Analysis: New Study Finds Huge Student Learning Gains in Schools Where Teachers Mentor Their Colleagues as Multi-Classroom Leaders Commentary 2/14/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Study Shows Nearly Half Of Florida’s ESA Parents Are Using Funds To Customize Their Child’s Education Commentary 2/14/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Hawaii Should Move Forward On Tax-Credit Scholarships For Low-Income And Special-Needs Students Commentary 2/14/2018
AEI A confession and a question on personalized learning Commentary 2/13/2018
Ed Choice Cool Schools: Classical Education Meets Intentional Integration in This Private School Podcast 2/13/2018
Fordham Institute Let's be forthright about D.C. Public Schools' diploma scandal Commentary 2/13/2018
Hoover Institution Truth Decay In Education Commentary 2/13/2018
Heartland Institute School Choice Is Free-Market Alternative Commentary 2/13/2018
AEI The real promise of school choice Commentary 2/12/2018
Bellwether All Means All: Q&A About Using ESSA to Improve Education in Juvenile Justice Facilities Commentary 2/12/2018
Cato Institute Mixed News in the Trump Education Budget Commentary 2/12/2018
Center for American Progress Trump and DeVos Continue to Undermine Public Education with Their Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Commentary 2/12/2018
Ed Choice Breaking Down New Hampshire’s ESA Bill, the Research and Public Opinion Commentary 2/12/2018
Fordham Institute The narrowing curriculum Commentary 2/12/2018
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 2/12/2018
Heartland Institute Michigan Supreme Court To Hear Case On Guns In Schools Commentary 2/12/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Education Income Tax Credits Would Benefit Colorado Students Commentary 2/12/2018
Manhattan Institute Fraud and Failure in D.C. Public Schools Commentary 2/12/2018
New America Foundation Implications for PreK-12 Education in Trump’s New Budget Commentary 2/12/2018
Heartland Institute Merit-Based Teacher Pay Leads To Higher Student Achievement, DOE Study Finds Commentary 2/11/2018
Center on Education Policy Planning for Progress: After the Tests: How States Share Assessment Data Report 2/8/2018

 

Currently Under Review

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Institute of Education Sciences - US Department of Education
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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.

2018 Weekly Reports

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