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Think Twice Weekly Report
August 20 - August 26, 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
Bellwether Agreeing with Trump, Sort of? Political Correctness and Segregation Commentary 8/26/2016
Ed Choice Friday Freakout: Why You Should Stop Complaining About Schools Marketing Themselves to Families Commentary 8/26/2016
Ed Next 6 Tips From Personalized Learning Innovators Leading Change Commentary 8/26/2016
Brookings Institution A flood of criticism on proposed ESSA regulations, but will anything change? Commentary 8/25/2016
NCTQ The NCTQ Teacher Trendline Commentary 8/25/2016
Pioneer Institute Op-ed: Teaching American History: A Straightforward Fix For The Bay State Commentary 8/25/2016
TNTP Molding Young Kings in Oakland Commentary 8/25/2016
Cato Institute Common Core? Agency Fees? No Thanks! Commentary 8/24/2016
ConnCAN ConnCAN Supports Lawsuit Filed By Parents Seeking Equitable Public School Opportunities Commentary 8/24/2016
CRPE Why Collaboration Can Be Harder Than Herding Cats Commentary 8/24/2016
Ed Next As Google Steals its Education Thunder, What Can Microsoft Do? Commentary 8/24/2016
Ed Trust Letting Students Take the Lead Commentary 8/24/2016
Fordham Institute Reflections on gifted education from the Olympics: What we can learn Commentary 8/24/2016
Fordham Institute Common Core math implementation: The good, the bad, and the ugly Commentary 8/24/2016
Fordham Institute Bad policies harm bright kids in Baltimore County Commentary 8/24/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 8/24/2016
Heritage Foundation DC School’s 'Green Academy' Selling False Hope With Renewable Energy Training Commentary 8/24/2016
Manhattan Institute How "F" Grades Improve Schools Commentary 8/24/2016
Show-Me Institute Democrats Like Vouchers More Than Republicans Do, And Other Findings From The 2016 Education Next Poll Commentary 8/24/2016
AEI Another Shade of Brown: Hispanics and Choice in Public Education Report 8/23/2016
Bellwether Don't Sell Us Short, Dilbert Commentary 8/23/2016
Brookings Institution Bringing back busing: Do benefits outweigh cost? Commentary 8/23/2016
Cato Institute Scholarship Tax Credits: Still the Reigning School Choice Champion Commentary 8/23/2016
Lexington Institute Improving Virginia's School Standards to Support Achievement and Innovation Letter 8/23/2016
New America Foundation New Research: Language, Mindsets, and Education Policy Commentary 8/23/2016
Pioneer Institute Equal Access to Excellence: Charter & District School Reform Announcement 8/23/2016
TNTP Old Content Won’t Work for the New Generation of Students Commentary 8/23/2016
Bellwether What Does It Mean To “Raise The Bar” For Entry Into The Teaching Profession? Commentary 8/22/2016
Ed Choice ESAs in Missouri: Why Things Need To Change Commentary 8/22/2016
Ed Choice ESAs in Missouri: Designing What Works For Parents and the State Budget Commentary 8/22/2016
Ed Next The Many Ways Teacher Diversity May Benefit Students Commentary 8/22/2016
Ed Next Sorting Out the Advice for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Commentary 8/22/2016
New America Foundation Home-Based Care Providers Are Teachers Too Commentary 8/22/2016
New America Foundation Good for Business: How Some States are Building Pre-K Funds Commentary 8/22/2016
Show-Me Institute No, Charter Schools Don’t Push Out Kids Who Are Too Hard To Teach Commentary 8/22/2016
Fordham Institute (Another) open letter to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Commentary 8/21/2016
Lexington Institute Updating Virginia Education Rules to Support Personalizing Learning (from Richmond Times-Dispatch) Commentary 8/21/2016


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2016 Weekly Reports

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