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Think Twice Weekly Report
April 16 - April 22, 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 Institute Is quick expansion of career and technical education a viable policy? Commentary 4/24/2016
Show-Me Institute Are Charter Schools Improving Integration in Saint Louis? Commentary 4/22/2016
AEI The pre-K debate: Stevens on 92.1 FM WSVA News talk radio Radio 4/21/2016
AEI Education savings accounts: The new frontier in school choice Announcement 4/21/2016
Bellwether If the Decision is Obvious, You’re Not Doing It Right Commentary 4/21/2016
Cato Institute New Hampshire Legislators Seek School Choice Solution Commentary 4/21/2016
Ed Next Every School Can Have a Great Principal: A Fresh Vision for How Commentary 4/21/2016
Fordham Institute Getting serious about college and career readiness Commentary 4/21/2016
Fordham Institute No child is just born gifted: Creating and developing unlimited potential Commentary 4/21/2016
Pioneer Institute Join Us May 4th: “Best Practices from Urban Charter Public Schools” Announcement 4/21/2016
TNTP The Absurd Logic Behind a Vergara Ruling That Tells Parents They Have No Recourse Commentary 4/21/2016
AEI Advanced Placement: Florida’s risky tradeoff Commentary 4/20/2016
AEI Why I’m not outraged by the Vergara reversal Commentary 4/20/2016
Brookings Institute Asian American success and the pitfalls of generalization Commentary 4/20/2016
Brookings Institute State education agencies and researchers as partners in improving student outcomes Commentary 4/20/2016
CRPE Financing Personalized Learning: What Can We Learn From First-Generation Adopters? Report 4/20/2016
Fordham Institute Testing alone won’t make good readers Commentary 4/20/2016
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 4/20/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 4/20/2016
AEI How to build a school district Commentary 4/19/2016
Bellwether Bridging the Gap Between Schools and Social Services Commentary 4/19/2016
Education Trust The Road to Readiness: Meeting Students’ Aspirations With Real Preparation Commentary 4/19/2016
Fordham Institute San Antonio's plan to serve high-achievers Commentary 4/19/2016
Fordham Institute The next steps for career preparation Commentary 4/19/2016
Fordham Institute Arne Duncan, Lamar Alexander, and the rule of law Commentary 4/19/2016
Friedman Foundation Studying the Pursuit of Innovation: How Does Competition Affect K–12 Education? Commentary 4/19/2016
Gates Foundation 5 Quotes That Show How Literacy Design Collaborative Tools Transform Teaching & Learning Commentary 4/19/2016
Heritage Foundation Federal Court: Schools May Not Provide Separate Bathrooms Based on Biology Commentary 4/19/2016
TNTP As a Muslim Mom Choosing Schools, Academics Aren’t My Top Concern Commentary 4/19/2016
AEI Building human capital in charter school networks Commentary 4/18/2016
AEI New overtime rules will hurt kids Commentary 4/18/2016
Bellwether Education Technology Could Change the Game for Incarcerated Youth, But Students in Custody Don’t Have Access Commentary 4/18/2016
Center of the American Experiment Mayhem in the Classroom Commentary 4/18/2016
Fordham Institute Policy change is not the only path to school reform Commentary 4/18/2016
Fordham Institute Testing technology gone wrong Commentary 4/18/2016
Show-Me Institute School Spending Inequalities Are Not Just Caused by Property Wealth Commentary 4/18/2016
University of Arkansas The Fiscal Effect of Eliminating the Louisiana Scholarship Program on State Education Expenditures Report 4/18/2016
Fordham Institute Expanding CTE: Dual enrollment and regional centers are worthy of support too Commentary 4/15/2016
Mackinac Center School Spending and Student Achievement in Michigan: What's the Relationship? Report 4/14/2016


Currently Under Review

Brookings Institution
The 2016 Brown Center Report on American Education:
(Part II: Tracking and Advanced Placement)

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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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