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Think Twice Weekly Report
February 8 - February 14, 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
AEI Focus on the opportunities ed tech brings, not the hype Commentary 2/14/2014
AEI De Blasio cracks down on education reform Commentary 2/14/2014
Ed Next The Unpredictability of (New York) Teacher Pensions Commentary 2/14/2014
Ed Next Ten Map Meditations on Economic Mobility Commentary 2/14/2014
Education Trust Fast Fact: Skyrocketing AP Participation Among Low-Income Students Commentary 2/14/2014
Fordham Institute The connection between choice and humility Commentary 2/14/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly Digest 2/14/2014
Heartland Institute MS Choice Advances, FL Military Families Want Charter, and More: Friday's Ed News Roundup Commentary 2/14/2014
New America Foundation Skeptic Claims No Evidence for Full-Day Pre-K—He’s Mistaken Commentary 2/14/2014
New America Foundation Why keeping standards high will help The New America Commentary 2/14/2014
Ed Next The Missouri Compromise Commentary 2/13/2014
Ed Next The College-Readiness Kerfuffle Commentary 2/13/2014
Ed Next The Connection between Choice and Humility Commentary 2/13/2014
Ed Next Stuff to Read While You’re Snowed In Commentary 2/13/2014
Friedman Foundation Mississippi Legislature Advances School Choice ESAs Commentary 2/13/2014
George W. Bush Foundation Michael Podgursky on Reforming the Compensation of Educators Video 2/13/2014
Heartland Institute Teachers Unions Push Back against Teacher Evaluations Commentary 2/13/2014
Heritage Foundation Why Bill Gates Is Wrong to Applaud Common Core Commentary 2/13/2014
New America Foundation Nuance Or Oversimplification? Making the Case for Multilingualism Commentary 2/13/2014
Pioneer Institute Video: Setting the Record Straight on Common Core Video 2/13/2014
TNTP Fixing the Culture of Testing Video 2/13/2014
AEI Grading the No Child Left Behind waivers Commentary 2/12/2014
Cato Institute Bartik vs. Whitehurst on Universal Government Pre-K Commentary 2/12/2014
Cato Institute Core-ites Awaken Commentary 2/12/2014
Education Trust Students Need Reliable Success Data From Feds, Not Media Commentary 2/12/2014
Education Trust Dispassionate Optimism Commentary 2/12/2014
George W Bush Foundation Sandy Kress on how states can help school districts become more productive Commentary/Video 2/12/2014
George W. Bush Institute Governing Schools for Productivity Report 2/12/2014
George W. Bush Institute A Legal Lever for Enhancing Productivity Report 2/12/2014
George W. Bush Institute Key Performance Indicators: From Promise to Payoff Report 2/12/2014
George W. Bush Institute Reforming Educator Compensation Report 2/12/2014
Heartland Institute Sidestepping the Common Core Debate Commentary 2/12/2014
Heartland Institute AZ Promotes Choice, Charter Enrollment Up, and More: Thursday's Ed News Roundup Commentary 2/12/2014
Show-Me Institute What Does Common Core Mean For Homeschoolers? Commentary 2/12/2014
TNTP Sending Teachers Back to Class Commentary 2/12/2014
ConnCAN New Poll: Connecticut Voters Support Additional Education Reforms Commentary 2/11/2014
Ed Next Two Graphs on Urban Teachers and Their (Lack of) Pensions Commentary 2/11/2014
Education Trust When Kids Get Lost In Compliance Commentary 2/11/2014
New America Foundation Study: Never Too Late to Intervene in a Student’s Education Commentary 2/11/2014
Pioneer Institute Match-ing Students with Excellent Tutors: How a Massachusetts Charter School Bridges Achievement Gaps Report 2/11/2014
TNTP California’s Students Get Their Day in Court Commentary 2/11/2014
Center for American Progress Why Too Many Schools Live in an Analog World—and What We Can Do About It Commentary 2/10/2014
Ed Next The Big Apple’s Chance to Course-Correct on Testing Commentary 2/10/2014
Ed Next How Private Schools Adapt to Vouchers: Immaculate Conception School Commentary 2/10/2014
Friedman Foundation Good Research vs. Bad Research Commentary 2/10/2014
Heartland Institute GA Choice Expansion, Second Common Core Lawsuit, and More: Monday's Ed News Roundup Commentary 2/10/2014
Heritage Foundation Tim Scott, Juan Williams Agree on School Choice at Policy Summit Commentary 2/10/2014
ConnCAN Connecticut Launches New Common Core Website Announcement 2/7/2014
Fordham Institute Lies, damned lies, and the Common Core Commentary 2/7/2014
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: School Choice is a Secret Republican Ruse Commentary 2/7/2014
New America Foundation As They Happened: House and Senate Hearings on Early Education Research and Policy Commentary 2/7/2014
AEI Common Core concerns: McShane on Fox Business' 'Willis Report' Video 2/6/2014
New America Foundation New Research: Early Education’s Influence on the Achievement Gap Commentary 2/6/2014
Brookings Institution Whitehurst Testimony on Early Childhood Education to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Commentary 2/5/2014
WPRI Why the Global Report Card is Useful Commentary 2/4/2014

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