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Think Twice Weekly Report
December 21, 2013 - January 3, 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
ConnCAN ConnCann On New UConn Educator Evaluation and Development Report Commentary 1/2/2014
Ed Next 2014: The Year of Universal Proficiency Commentary 1/2/2014
Fordham Institute Five edu-reads to start the year off right Commentary 1/2/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 1/2/2014
Friedman Foundation BRIEF: School Choice in the States December 2013 Commentary 1/2/2014
Hoover Institution De Blasio should embrace charter schools: Column Commentary 1/1/2014
Friedman Foundation Top Ten School Choice Moments in 2013 Commentary 12/31/2013
Cato Institute 2013: Yet Another ‘Year of School Choice’ Commentary 12/27/2013
Ed Next Quick Thoughts on the Screwed Up DC IMPACT Ratings Commentary 12/27/2013
George W. Bush Institute Margaret Spellings in the Washington Post: Student Test Scores Depend on Accountability Commentary 12/27/2013
AEI Common Core: A slippery slope Commentary 12/26/2013
Ed Next Why Teacher Preparation Programs Lack the Will to Change Commentary 12/26/2013
Fordham Institute Top 10 Education Gadfly Daily Blog Posts of 2013 Commentary 12/26/2013
Pioneer Institute Why Common Core’s roll-out is as bad as ObamaCare’s (by Sandra Stotsky) Commentary 12/26/2013
Reason Foundation Common Core Is No Silver Bullet for California Commentary 12/26/2013
Ed Next School Improvement Grants in Colorado Commentary 12/23/2013
Heartland Institute Why Public Education Is So Contentious Commentary 12/23/2013
Heartland Institute Is Common Core 'Rigorous,' Or More Nearly The Opposite? Commentary 12/23/2013
New America Foundation The Bipartisan Pre-K Push Commentary 12/20/2013
Mackinac Center The Public School Market in Michigan: An Analysis of Schools of Choice Report 12/19/2013
New America Foundation Six New Race to the Top – Early Learning Challenge Winners Commentary 12/19/2013
New America Foundation The Top Ten PreK-12 Stories of 2013 Commentary 12/19/2013

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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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