Great Lakes Center Logo

Think Twice Weekly Report
January 25, 2014 - January 31, 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
Center for American Progress Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation Commentary 1/31/2014
Ed Next Creating a Good Course Choice Market Commentary 1/31/2014
AEI Blended Learning in DC Public Schools Report 1/30/2014
Brookings Institution When it Comes to Preschool, Modest Results May Be Meaningful Commentary 1/30/2014
ConnCAN ConnCAN Introduces 2014 Policy Priorities Video 1/30/2014
Education Trust Student Stories Behind Achievement Numbers Commentary 1/30/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly Digest 1/30/2014
Friedman Foundation The Friedman Foundation on Filling Private School Seats Commentary 1/30/2014
Friedman Foundation Public Schools Provide Quality Education, Except When They Don't Commentary 1/30/2014
New America Foundation Early Education: Popular, Prominent, and Paused Commentary 1/30/2014
StudentsFirst School Choice According to Teachers Commentary 1/30/2014
TNTP What Should Kids Learn in School? Commentary 1/30/2014
AEI Advice to Republicans on school choice Commentary 1/29/2014
Brookings Institution An Urgent Need for Short-Cycle Clinical Trials in Education Commentary 1/29/2014
Cato Institute Cato Scholars Respond to the 2014 State of the Union Video 1/29/2014
Cato Institute New SOTU Education Promises Just Like the Old SOTU Education Promises Commentary 1/29/2014
Cato Institute The Freedom’s the Thing Commentary 1/29/2014
Cato Institute School Choice Week Grinches in Colorado Commentary 1/29/2014
ConnCAN Statement: ConnCAN On Statewide Educator Evaluations And Common Core Implementation Commentary 1/29/2014
Ed Next How D.C. Schools Can Ward Off the ‘Big Flip’ Commentary 1/29/2014
Ed Next Utilizing Charter Schooling Strengthens Rural Education Commentary 1/29/2014
Ed Next For Education Entrepreneurs, Innovation Yields High Returns Commentary 1/29/2014
Ed Trust A Treasure Trove of Information About Unexpected Schools Commentary 1/29/2014
Education Sector How Does the Quality of Your Preschool Compare to Other Providers in Your State? Commentary 1/29/2014
Education Sector Education in the State of the Union Commentary 1/29/2014
Fordham Institute Pluck and Tenacity: How five private schools in Ohio have adapted to vouchers Report 1/29/2014
Fordham Institute Executive action I can support: weighted lotteries for charter schools Commentary 1/29/2014
Fordham Institute Flipping Out: Controlled choice restricts options Commentary 1/29/2014
Fordham Institute Utilizing charter schooling strengthens rural education Commentary 1/29/2014
Fordham Institute The President on Education Commentary 1/29/2014
Heritage Foundation The Ticket to the American Dream: School Choice Commentary 1/29/2014
Lexington Institute Building Success for New York’s English Learners Commentary 1/29/2014
Public Impact For More High-Quality Charters, Focus on Policy, Authorizer Changes Report 1/29/2014
StudentsFirst Elevating the Debate Commentary 1/29/2014
Cato Institute Are Federal School Vouchers a Good Idea? Commentary 1/28/2014
ConnCAN New Haven Could Soon Be Home To The Nation’s Most Innovative Schools Video/Commentary 1/28/2014
Ed Next Nuances of School Choice Commentary 1/28/2014
Ed Next Video: As Lawmakers Prepare For The 2014 Legislative Session, ConnCAN Announces Policy Priorities Video/Commentary 1/28/2014
Fordham Institute The most important resolution: STEM education Commentary 1/28/2014
Fordham Institute School choice and the beginnings of a conservative agenda for economic opportunity Commentary 1/28/2014
Friedman Foundation 7 Observations on Oklahoma Voters and Pre-K-12 Education Commentary 1/28/2014
Friedman Foundation What to expect from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s federal voucher legislation Commentary 1/28/2014
Heartland Institute Foundations Spend Millions Promoting Common Core Commentary 1/28/2014
New America Foundation As it Happened: 2014 State of the Union Commentary 1/28/2014
StudentsFirst A Voice for Choice Commentary 1/28/2014
TNTP The Implementation Dodge Commentary 1/28/2014
AEI Testing enthusiasts’ timely comeuppance Commentary 1/27/2014
Cato Institute Is School Choice Worth Celebrating? A Look at the Evidence Commentary 1/27/2014
Ed Next Teacher Pensions Don’t Boost Retention Commentary 1/27/2014
Ed Next Common Core and the Underpants Gnomes Commentary 1/27/2014
Ed Next Is School Choice Worth Celebrating? A Look at the Evidence Commentary 1/27/2014
Ed Trust The State of Our Union Is Inequitable Commentary 1/27/2014
Empire Center What's driving K-12 school costs? Report 1/27/2014
Fordham Institute How D.C. schools can ward off the ‘Big Flip’ Commentary 1/27/2014
Fordham Institute Jay and Rick: Get real about voucher-school accountability Commentary 1/27/2014
Fordham Institute The great Fordham toolkit debate Commentary 1/27/2014
Fordham Institute A tribute to the work of E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Commentary 1/27/2014
Fordham Institute Twilight for the conservative era of school reform? Commentary 1/27/2014
Heartland Institute Feds Spend Millions to Promote Common Core Commentary 1/27/2014
Heritage Foundation Is Your Child in the Right School? Commentary 1/27/2014
Heritage Foundation Why We Shouldn’t Be Celebrating Peak in High School Graduation Rates Commentary 1/27/2014
New America Foundation When Parents Define “Educational” Media, SpongeBob Sinks Commentary 1/27/2014
Pioneer Institute Let’s Not Waver on Testing: An Open Letter to MA Education Commissioner Commentary 1/27/2014
Heartland Institute First Common Core Lawsuit Tossed Out Commentary 1/26/2014
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: Do It to Your Own Children, Not Other People’s Commentary 1/24/2014
George W. Bush Foundation Note to Suburban Parents: Annual Testing Can Help You Know if Your Child’s Teacher is Adding Much Value Video 1/24/2014
New America Foundation David Brooks Forgot to Do His Research Before Writing About Poverty and Pre-K Announcement 1/24/2014
New America Foundation Offering David Brooks a Crash Course in Education Policy Commentary 1/24/2014
New America Foundation The History of the United States’ Nearly-Universal Child Care Program Commentary 1/24/2014
New America Foundation Half of New York City’s Teachers Won’t Qualify for a Retirement Benefit Commentary 1/23/2014
Ed Next Schooling Rebooted Commentary 1/22/2014
Cato Institute School Choice Enrollment Reaches Record High Commentary 1/7/2014

The links to external Web Sites contained in this report were verified at the time of publication.
In the event that you find a link that is no longer valid or relevant, please notify us at