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Think Twice Weekly Report
October 8 - October 14, 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
AEI Rethinking America's education culture Commentary 10/13/2016
AEI The intriguing possibilities of Catholic school reform Commentary 10/13/2016
Bellwether Charter Board Members Shape DC's Charter Sector in Countless Small Ways Commentary 10/13/2016
Cato Institute A Common Core Buyer's Too Late Remorse Commentary 10/13/2016
Center on Education Policy Webinar - Listening to and Learning from Teachers: Results from Teacher Focus Groups on the Common Core State Standards and Assessments Announcement 10/13/2016
Ed Next New York's reading standards rewrite should alarm parents Commentary 10/13/2016
Ed Next Policy, Pilots and the Path to Competency-Based Education: A Tale of Three States Commentary 10/13/2016
Fordham Institute Why states should use student growth, and not proficiency rates, when gauging school effectiveness Commentary 10/13/2016
Fordham Institute Is the "educator voice" missing on charter school boards? Commentary 10/13/2016
Fordham Institute Competency-based education can better inform parents, students, and teachers Commentary 10/13/2016
Heartland Institute Bill To Create ESAS For Native American Students Passes Senate Committee Commentary 10/13/2016
Lexington Institute Will Congress Fund Personalized Learning This Year? Commentary 10/13/2016
Pioneer Institute Students with Special Educational Needs: Demographic and Achievement Trends Report 10/13/2016
Progressive Policy Institute Osborne—A Note to Massachusetts Progressives: Remember, It Was Democrats Who Brought Charter Schools to Town Commentary 10/13/2016
Bellwether Teacher Shortage? That Depends on Your Definitions of "Supply" and "Demand" Commentary 10/12/2016
Brookings Institute An underfunded disaster awaiting taxpayers? Pension puzzles part II Commentary 10/12/2016
Center on Education Policy Listening to and Learning from Teachers: A Summary of Focus Groups on the Common Core and Assessments Report 10/12/2016
Education Trust Ed Trust Assignment Analysis: From Then to Now - to You Commentary 10/12/2016
Fordham Institute Theresa May-or may not-bring back grammar schools Commentary 10/12/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 10/12/2016
Heritage Foundation This Lawsuit Isn't Answer for Detroit Students Wanting a Decent Education Commentary 10/12/2016
New America Foundation Bridging Language and Culture for Family Engagement Commentary 10/12/2016
Pioneer Institute After the Fall: Catholic Education Beyond the Common Core Report 10/12/2016
Show-Me Institute Should The United States Be Importing Education Policy? Video 10/12/2016
AEI Why you should learn to love educational productivity Commentary 10/11/2016
AEI Out of Gary, Indiana, innovation in preparing students for college Commentary 10/11/2016
ALEC Survey: Most Lawmakers Support School Choice Commentary 10/11/2016
Bellwether The Promise of Personalized Learning in Rural America Report 10/11/2016
Center for American Progress Workin' 9 to 5: How School Schedules Make Life Harder for Working Parents Report 10/11/2016
Center for American Progress Rebuilding the High School to Middle Class Pipeline Commentary 10/11/2016
ConnCAN Dear POTUS: CT Students Share Education Dreams For Next President Commentary 10/11/2016
Ed Next Are Students Buying What We're Selling? Commentary 10/11/2016
Fordham Institute One-stop shopping for Common Core Commentary 10/11/2016
Fordham Institute Text sets: Building blocks of background knowledge Commentary 10/11/2016
Fordham Institute Press tuned in to the school choice split in the Black community-and that's a good thing Commentary 10/11/2016
Heritage Foundation Why This Black Lives Matter Supporter Still Wants Charter Schools Commentary 10/11/2016
New America Foundation Why the Child Care System is Broken (and How to Fix It) Commentary 10/11/2016
New America Foundation A Closer Look at Dual Immersion Program Implementation Commentary 10/11/2016
TNTP How to Be More Than "Just a Teacher" Commentary 10/11/2016
Bellwether Recap of Second Presidential Debate: Light on Education; Heavy on Character Commentary 10/10/2016
Brookings Institute Declining support for Common Core oversimplifies public opinion on common standards Commentary 10/10/2016
Ed Next Why You Should Learn to Love Educational Productivity Commentary 10/10/2016
Ed Next An Evidence-Based, Voter-Approved Policy Agenda for Education Commentary 10/10/2016
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 10/10/2016


Currently Under Review

Center for American Progress
Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools: State Supports for Evidence-Based School Improvement and the Every Student Succeeds Act

Recently Reviewed

University of Arkansas - Education Reform
Squeezing the Public School Districts: The Fiscal Effects of Eliminating the Louisiana Scholarship Program
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The Fiscal Effect of Eliminating the Louisiana Scholarship Program on State Education Expenditures

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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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2016 Weekly Reports

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October 8 - October 14, 2016    
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July 16 - July 22, 2016 August 13 - August 19, 2016 September 17 - September 23, 2016
July 9 - July 15, 2016 August 6 - August 12, 2016 September 10 - September 16, 2016
July 2 - July 8, 2016 July 30 - August 5, 2016 September 3 - September 9, 2016
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