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Think Twice Weekly Report
March 14 - March 20, 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
Bellwether Is Pearson’s Scanning of Students’ Social Media Spying or Smart Security? Commentary 3/20/2015
Ed Next We're All Art Teachers Commentary 3/19/2015
Heartland Institute Arizona House Votes to Repeal and Replace Common Core Commentary 3/19/2015
Heartland Institute Number of Black Families Homeschooling More Than Doubled in Four Years Commentary 3/19/2015
Lexington Institute Supporting Special-Needs Students with Personalized Blended Learning Commentary 3/19/2015
New America Foundation Why Full-Day Kindergarten is a Key Piece of the Early Ed Puzzle Commentary 3/19/2015
TNTP We Can't Stop Now Commentary 3/19/2015
AEI Teachers uncaged Commentary 3/18/2015
Bellwether Innovation, Technology, and Rural Schools Commentary 3/18/2015
Bellwether Do You Have Opposability and Cross-class Expertise? Commentary 3/18/2015
Cato Institute Scholarship Tax Credits Do Not Financially Benefit Donors Commentary 3/18/2015
ConnCAN What's The Deal With Charter Schools? Commentary 3/18/2015
CREDO Urban Charter School Study: Report on 41 Regions 2015 Report 3/18/2015
Education Trust Calling All Teachers of Color Commentary 3/18/2015
Education Trust Debunking Myths in NH’s New Assessment Pilot Commentary 3/18/2015
Empire Center Shining a light on teacher union contracts Commentary 3/18/2015
Fordham Institute The limits of equity Commentary 3/18/2015
Fordham Institute Impacts of the Teach For America Investing in Innovation Scale-Up Commentary 3/18/2015
Fordham Institute Comparable but Unequal: School Funding Disparities Commentary 3/18/2015
Fordham Institute Ten arguments against Common Core presidential hopefuls should avoid Commentary 3/18/2015
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 3/18/2015
George W. Bush Institute Writing Makes Middle School Students Better Learners Commentary 3/18/2015
Heartland Institute Missouri Legislators Consider Changing School Transfer Law Commentary 3/18/2015
Heritage Foundation Should Teachers Be Paid Based on Student Performance? What This New Study Shows. Commentary 3/18/2015
NCTQ TQ News Extra Weekly digest 3/18/2015
Pioneer Institute Suing to Lift the Charter School Cap Commentary 3/18/2015
AEI Moneyball for Education: Better Policy with Data, Evidence Report 3/17/2015
AEI Why weak teachers are so hard to fire Commentary 3/17/2015
AEI You can’t 'repeal' Common Core (but you can contain it) Commentary 3/17/2015
AEI Helping parents choose their child’s school Commentary 3/17/2015
Ed Next Khan Academy Explains Illinois’ Pension Crisis Commentary 3/17/2015
Education Trust NYC’s Teacher Tenure Reform: Good or Bad for Equity? Commentary 3/17/2015
Fordham Institute Eva et al. flunk the fairness test Commentary 3/17/2015
Friedman Foundation How School Choice Can Help Public Schools in Tennessee Commentary 3/17/2015
Heartland Institute It’s the Feds' Fault Everyone Has Common Core Commentary 3/17/2015
Heartland Institute Georgia Education Officials Look to New Orleans School Model for Inspiration Commentary 3/17/2015
Heartland Institute Florida Officials Work to Reduce Testing Commentary 3/17/2015
TNTP A Teacher on ESEA Reauthorization Commentary 3/17/2015
CRPE Honoring Our Contract: D.C.’s Effort to Ensure Equity in Public Education Commentary 3/16/2015
Ed Next Thinking About "What Works" Announcement 3/16/2015
Ed Next Education without Representation Commentary 3/16/2015
Ed Next Fool's Gold Commentary 3/16/2015
Education Trust Why I Teach Where I Teach: The Opportunity to Rebuild a School Commentary 3/16/2015
Education Trust What Schools Can Do Commentary 3/16/2015
Fordham Foundation Shifting from learning to read to reading to learn Commentary 3/16/2015
Heartland Institute Rewards, Education, and the Culture of Poverty Commentary 3/16/2015
Heartland Institute East Baton Rouge Superintendent Battles Education Reforms Commentary 3/16/2015
CRPE Title I: Time to Get It Right Report 3/15/2015
Heartland Institute How Rewarding Students Can Improve Educational Outcomes Commentary 3/15/2015
CRPE In-Depth Portfolio Assessment: Spring Branch Independent School District, Texas Report 3/14/2015
Show-Me Institute Hashtagging Education in Missouri Commentary 3/14/2015
Bellwether SXSWedu and Ed Tech’s Coming of Age Commentary 3/13/2015
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: What Teachers Say to School Choice vol. 2 Commentary 3/13/2015
Third Way Investing in Innovation (i3) Commentary 3/13/2015


Currently Under Review

Edunomics Lab At Georgetown
Paying The Best Teachers More To Teach More Students

Manhattan Institute
Pushed Out?: Low-Performing Students and New York City Charter Schools

The Center for Research on Education Outcomes
Urban Charter School Study: Report on 41 Regions 2015

Brookings Institution
Measuring and Understanding Education Advocacy


Recently Reviewed

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need To Know About Charter Schools

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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:

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