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Think Twice Weekly Report
October 11, 2014 - October 17, 2014

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 Teachers Would Prefer Cash Commentary 10/17/2014
Education Trust Dispelling the Myth Schools to Be Featured at Ed Trust Conference Announcement 10/17/2014
Education Trust When Schools Don’t Understand the Power of Data Commentary 10/17/2014
Fordham Institute The twenty-five richest elementary schools in the richest region of the country Commentary 10/17/2014
Center for American Progress Testing Overload in America’s Schools Report 10/16/2014
Ed Next What the 2014 Senate Elections Might Mean for Education Commentary 10/16/2014
Friedman Foundation Surveying the Path for ESAs in Delaware Commentary 10/16/2014
Heartland Institute Would You Trade Your Social Security Number for a Pistachio Cookie? Commentary 10/16/2014
Heritage Foundation Confucius Institute Under Fire as Conduit of Chinese Propaganda Commentary 10/16/2014
Heritage Foundation Hawaii Students Get Gift Cards for Participating in Controversial Sex-Ed Program Commentary 10/16/2014
New America Foundation At the White House: Mapping Innovations to Bridge the Word Gap Commentary 10/16/2014
New America Foundation Tracing School Funding Inequities All the Way Down to the School Commentary 10/16/2014
TNTP A Teacher’s View on Tenure Commentary 10/16/2014
AEI Closing Catholic Schools Harms Minority Students Commentary 10/15/2014
Cato Institute The Evidence on Universal Preschool Report 10/15/2014
Ed Next Learning from Live Theater Commentary 10/15/2014
Education Trust Statement From The Education Trust on CCSSO and CGCS’ Commitment on High-Quality Assessments Commentary 10/15/2014
Fordham Institute D.C. school spending: Don’t forget to read the fine print Commentary 10/15/2014
Fordham Institute Let’s tell the truth: High-stakes tests damage reading instruction Commentary 10/15/2014
Fordham Institute Which Washington-area system does best at funding its neediest schools? Commentary 10/15/2014
Fordham Institute NEW from Fordham: Metro D.C. School Spending Explorer Commentary 10/15/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 10/15/2014
New America Foundation 1980’s Planning in 2014: A State-by-State Look at Ed Tech Planning Commentary 10/15/2014
New America Foundation Making High Expectations Universal Commentary 10/15/2014
Public Impact Seizing Opportunity at the Top II: State Policies to Reach Every Student With Excellent Teachers Report 10/15/2014
Public Impact/National Association of Charter School Authorizers Authorizer Hopping: Motivations, Causes, and Ways to Stop It Report 10/15/2014
University of Arkansas When You Say Nothing at All: The Surprisingly Predictive Power of Student Effort on Surveys Report 10/15/2014
Ed Next What’s Right About Common Core Commentary 10/14/2014
Friedman Foundation Idaho Has Plenty of Private School Gems Worth Discovering Commentary 10/14/2014
New America Foundation State Lawmakers Increasingly Realizing the Importance of Early Care and Education Commentary 10/14/2014
TNTP Languages for Learning: Granting All Students Access to New Skills Report 10/14/2014
Fordham Institute What's right about Common Core Commentary 10/13/2014
Show-Me Institute That’s Why We Need More School Choice Commentary 10/13/2014
StudentsFirst Shining A New Light on Financial Data Commentary 10/13/2014
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: Just Run for School Board if Your School Isn’t Working Commentary 10/11/2014
Heritage Foundation Education Savings Accounts Are the Next Generation of School Choice Commentary 10/11/2014
New America Foundation Reaching the Most Vulnerable Children: A Look at Child Homelessness Commentary 10/10/2014

Currently Under Review

Reason Foundation
Federal School Finance Reform: Moving Toward Title I Funding Following the Child

Program on Education Policy and Governance
Virtual Schooling and Student Learning: Evidence from the Florida Virtual School

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


Recently Reviewed

Are Charter Schools Working? A Review of the Evidence and A Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Charter Schools on Student Achievement

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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).

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2014 Weekly Reports

October 2014
November 2014 December 2014
October 11 - October 17    
October 4 - October 10    
September 27 - October 3    

July 2014
August 2014 September 2014
July 19 - July 25 August 23 - August 29 September 20 - September 26
July 12 - July 18 August 16 - August 22 September 13 - September 19
July 5 - July 11 August 9 - August 15 September 6 - September 12
June 28 - July 4 August 2 - August 8 August 30 - September 5
  July 26 - August 1  

April 2014
May 2014 June 2014
April 19 - April 25 May 24 - May 30 June 21 - June 27
April 12 - April 18 May 17 - May 23 June 14 - June 20
April 5 - April 11 May 10 - May 16 June 7 - June 13
March 29 - April 4 May 3 - May 9 May 31 - June 6
  April 26 - May 2  

January 2014
February 2014 March 2014
January 25 - January 31, 2014 February 22 - February 28, 2014 March 22 - March 28, 2014
January 18 - January 24, 2014 February 15 - February 21, 2014 March 15 - March 21, 2014
January 11 - January 17, 2014 February 8 - February 14, 2014 March 8 - March 14, 2014
January 4 - January 10, 2014 February 1 - February 7, 2014 March 1 - March 7, 2014
December 21 - January 3, 2014    

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