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Think Twice Weekly Report
September 10 - September 16, 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 Institution Do teacher expectations matter? Commentary 9/16/2016
Heartland Institute Coloradans Protest Language Of Immunization Exemption Form Commentary 9/16/2016
Heartland Institute Colorado Judge Shuts Down Douglas County Voucher Program Commentary 9/16/2016
Lexington Institute New Evidence That Personalized Learning Can Produce Powerful Results Commentary 9/16/2016
Bellwether Why Quality Charter Authorizing Matters Commentary 9/15/2016
Brookings Institution Massachusetts charter cap holds back disadvantaged students Report 9/15/2016
ConnCAN Despite Appeal, State Leaders Must Act On Behalf Of Children Commentary 9/15/2016
Ed Choice Student Stories: How My School Choice Inspired Me to Teach Commentary 9/15/2016
Ed Next Parsing Public Opinion on Policy Commentary 9/15/2016
Ed Next Talking HBO and School Reform Commentary 9/15/2016
AEI What can you predict from charter school applications? Commentary 9/14/2016
Bellwether Diversity: Necessary (But Insufficient) Commentary 9/14/2016
Brookings Institution Education and accelerated change: The imperative for design learning Commentary 9/14/2016
Center for American Progress Educator Pipeline at Risk: Teacher Labor Markets After the Great Recession Report 9/14/2016
ConnCAN Education: Suddenly, CT Courts Take Center Stage Commentary 9/14/2016
CRPE Personalized Learning Can't Ignore School Leaders Commentary 9/14/2016
Ed Next 5 Reasons Why School Choice is Important Right Now Commentary 9/14/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 9/14/2016
Heartland Institute Florida Court Dismisses Teachers Union Lawsuit Against Tax Credit Scholarships Commentary 9/14/2016
New America Foundation To Develop Teacher Talent, Start with School Leaders Commentary 9/14/2016
Public Impact Doubled Odds of Higher Growth: N.C. Opportunity Culture Schools Beat State Rate Commentary 9/14/2016
Center for American Progress 7 Tenets for Sustainable School Turnaround: How States Can Improve Their Lowest-Performing Schools Under ESSA Report 9/13/2016
Education Trust Holding Up Data as a Mirror Commentary 9/13/2016
Fordham Institute How gifted education helped a family embrace cultural pluralism Commentary 9/13/2016
Heartland Institute NYC Common Core-Aligned Test Results Spark Score-Inflation Debate Commentary 9/13/2016
Third Way Trump's Big Government Takeover of Education Commentary 9/13/2016
TNTP Adding Innovation and Heart to District Communications Commentary 9/13/2016
University of Arkansas Disparate Use of Exclusionary Discipline: Evidence on Inequities in School Discipline from a U.S. State Report 9/13/2016
AEI As the family goes, so go the public schools Commentary 9/12/2016
AEI Requiring credit for AP exams? If it ain’t broke… Commentary 9/12/2016
CRPE Low-Hanging Fruit: Small Ways Schools Can Make Big Differences as the School Year Begins Commentary 9/12/2016
Ed Next Underresearched and Unaddressed: How to Fix Summer Melt Commentary 9/12/2016
Ed Next Why Delaying School Start Dates is a Bad Deal for Students Commentary 9/12/2016
Fordham Institute School report cards don't matter if parents can't find them Commentary 9/12/2016
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 9/12/2016
New America Foundation Hope and Caution with Minnesota's "Universal" Pre-K Rollout Commentary 9/12/2016


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

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

Recently Reviewed

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

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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:

2016 Weekly Reports

July 2016
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July 23 - July 29, 2016 August 20 - August 26, 2016 September 10 - September 16, 2016
July 16 - July 22, 2016 August 13 - August 19, 2016 September 3 - September 9, 2016
July 9 - July 15, 2016 August 6 - August 12, 2016 August 27 - September 2, 2016
July 2 - July 8, 2016 July 30 - August 5, 2016  
June 25 - July 1, 2016    

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April 16 - April 22, 2016 May 14 - May 20, 2016 June 11 - June 17, 2016
April 9 - April 15, 2016 May 7 - May 13, 2016 June 3 - June 10, 2016
April 2 - April 8, 2016 April 30 - May 6, 2016 May 27 - June 2, 2016
March 26 - April 1, 2016    

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January 9 - January 15, 2016 February 6 - February 12, 2016 March 5 - March 11, 2016
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