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Think Twice Weekly Report
June 18 - June 24, 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
Ed Next Why Teachers Need Portable Benefits Commentary 6/24/2016
Heartland Institute Delaware Rejects Bill Giving Parents of Special Needs Students School Choice Commentary 6/24/2016
TNTP Christie’s "Fairness Formula" is Anything But Commentary 6/24/2016
AEI Of Big R' and Little 'r' School Reform Commentary 6/23/2016
AEI Getting tough on virtual charter schools Commentary 6/23/2016
ALEC Kansas Supreme Court Threatens to Close K-12 Schools Commentary 6/23/2016
Ed Next What's at Stake in the Ongoing Fight About School Spending Comparability? Commentary 6/23/2016
Education Trust Classroom Training Wheels Are Not Forever Commentary 6/23/2016
Fordham Institute Common Core Math in the K-8 Classroom: Results from a National Teacher Survey Report 6/23/2016
Heartland Institute Georgia Voters Express Strong Support for School Choice Commentary 6/23/2016
New America Foundation Toolkit Offers Ideas for Generating Local ECE Revenue Commentary 6/23/2016
Brookings Institution How much does it benefit a child to delay kindergarten entry for a year? Commentary 6/22/2016
Ed Next 10 States Spend More on Employee Retirement Costs Than on Higher Education Commentary 6/22/2016
Ed Next How DC and New Orleans Are Addressing Excessive Discipline While Respecting School Autonomy Commentary 6/22/2016
Fordham Institute Locked out of learning Commentary 6/22/2016
Fordham Institute Can school choice and democratic control coexist? Commentary 6/22/2016
Fordham Institute A victory for charter quality in Detroit Commentary 6/22/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 6/22/2016
Mackinac Center More School Spending is Still Unlikely to Boost Achievement Commentary 6/22/2016
Mackinac Center MSU Scholar Ignores School Revenue Sources Commentary 6/22/2016
New America Foundation What Does "Transforming the Workforce" Say About Developing Young Children's Language and Literacy Skills? Part 1 Commentary 6/22/2016
Pioneer Institute Massachusetts Charter Public Schools: Best Practices in Character Education Report 6/22/2016
Pioneer Institute The Inevitability of Character Education Report 6/22/2016
ALEC Choosing A Better Way to Educate Students Commentary 6/21/2016
ConnCAN ConnCAN Execs To Participate In National Charter Schools Conference Announcement 6/21/2016
Fordham Institute School identification and intervention in the age of ESSA Commentary 6/21/2016
Mackinac Center Clarifying Detroit Schools Release Time Policy Commentary 6/21/2016
TNTP Students Independently Read, Watch, and Click to Become "Experts" Commentary 6/21/2016
Brookings Institution Teacher pay around the world Commentary 6/20/2016
Gates Foundation Every kid deserves opportunity Commentary 6/20/2016
New America Foundation Deepening Discussion of STEM for Early Learners, Part 2 Commentary 6/20/2016
Ed Next The NAEP Proficiency Myth Commentary 6/19/2016


Currently Under Review

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty
Bang for the Buck

Department of Education Reform, University of Arkansas
The Participant Effects of Private School Vouchers across the Globe: A Meta- Analytic and Systematic Review

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

Public Impact
Measuring School Turnaround Success

Recently Reviewed

Mackinac Center
School Spending and Student Achievement in Michigan: What's the Relationship?

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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:

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