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Think Twice Weekly Report
September 22 - September 28, 2012

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 Institution and Hamilton Project Learning from the Successes and Failures of Charter Schools Report 9/28/2012
Brookings Institution and Hamilton Project A Dozen Economic Facts About K-12 Education Report 9/28/2012
Brookings Institution and Hamilton Project Staying in School: A Proposal to Raise High School Graduation Rates Report 9/28/2012
ConnCAN New Haven's Reform Efforts Recognized With Federal Grant Commentary 9/28/2012
Education Next How the Common Core Changes Everything Commentary 9/28/2012
Thomas B. Fordham Institute With near-monopoly power, two charter authorizers flout the law Commentary 9/28/2012
Reason Foundation 21st Century Schools Require 21st Century Finance Commentary 9/28/2012
Thomas B. Fordham Institute Pulling their punches: How Achieve's "Expectations Gap" report falls short Commentary 9/27/2012
Education Next Checking Out ClassDojo Commentary 9/27/2012
Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice New School Choice Model Bridges K-12, Higher Education Report 9/27/2012
American Enterprise Institute The hangover: nation's teacher evaluation binge has unintended consequences Commentary 9/27/2012
Center of the American Experiment Watch "Won't Back Down" tonight--and Richard Epstein on how to stymie the teachers unions Commentary 9/27/2012
George W. Bush Institute You Can Develop Good Leaders Commentary 9/27/2012
Heartland Institute Louisiana Creates Market for K-12 Classes Commentary 9/27/2012
Hoover Institution Hoover Press to release John Chubb's book on how to get the best teachers Announcement 9/27/2012
EdSector What's Best for Children? Supporting All Schools that Serve the Poor Commentary 9/26/2012
Thomas B. Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Bi-weekly digest 9/26/2012
Cato Institute Squandering Assessment Test Commentary 9/25/2012
Mackinac Center for Public Policy Michigan Education Digest Weekly digest 9/25/2012
American Enterprise Institute A Federal Education Agenda - New Article from AEI Education Experts Commentary 9/24/2012
Center of the American Experiment There should be a school for that Commentary 9/23/2012


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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