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Think Twice Weekly Report
June 7 - June 13, 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 Cutting Red Tape: Overcoming State Bureaucracies to Develop High-Performing State Education Agencies Report 6/13/2014
Center for American Progress Help Wanted: Flexibility for Innovative State Education Agencies Report 6/13/2014
Center for American Progress Seeing Beyond Silos: How State Education Agencies Spend Federal Education Dollars and Why Report 6/13/2014
Center of the American Experiment Mitch Pearlstein Interview on Choice Media Video 6/13/2014
Education Trust Fast Fact: Vergara Decision Is a Win for Students Commentary 6/13/2014
Education Trust Homecoming for a DTM Principal Commentary 6/13/2014
Heartland Institute Unions Create Teacher ‘House Arrest’ in Los Angeles Commentary 6/13/2014
New America Foundation Early Vocabulary Development and the Common Core Commentary 6/13/2014
Brookings Institution Public or Private School? It Shouldn’t Matter Commentary 6/12/2014
Ed Next More Easily Firing Bad Teachers Helps Everyone Commentary 6/12/2014
Ed Next New Deal for Teachers; New Will by Managers Commentary 6/12/2014
Ed Next Credit Recovery Hits the Mainstream Commentary 6/12/2014
Education Sector When Good Intentions Meet Social Realities Commentary 6/12/2014
Heartland Institute One in Five Pittsburgh Teachers Chronically Absent, Report Says Commentary 6/12/2014
NCTQ Teacher Prep Review 2014: Overcoming the Capacity Gap Commentary 6/12/2014
TNTP The Real Lesson of Vergara Commentary 6/12/2014
AEI How 'Waiting for Superman' (almost) changed the world Commentary 6/11/2014
AEI No shortcut to school reform Commentary 6/11/2014
ConnCAN Court Ruling Affirms Value Of High-Quality Educators Commentary 6/11/2014
CRPE Time Flies When You’re Reinventing Commentary 6/11/2014
Education Trust In Their Words: A ‘Lot of Work,’ But Worth the Effort Commentary 6/11/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly Digest 6/11/2014
Fordham Institute Democracy, community, and school choice Commentary 6/11/2014
George W. Bush Institute The Hard, but Necessary Work of Growing Great Principals Commentary 6/11/2014
Heritage Foundation Nearly 50 Years of Growing Federal Intervention in Education, Explained in One Picture Commentary 6/11/2014
Heritage Foundation Union Vows to Appeal Teacher Tenure Ruling as California Braces for Sweeping Change Commentary 6/11/2014
New America Foundation Test-and-Punish is a State of Mind, not the State of Reality Commentary 6/11/2014
Reason Foundation Eased Teacher Dismissal Puts California on Road to Less Crappy Schools Commentary 6/11/2014
Show-Me Institute Teacher Tenure: Good for Teachers, Bad for Students Commentary 6/11/2014
AEI Accountability regs for me but not for thee? Commentary 6/10/2014
Cato Institute Core Misinformation: Bad News for the Blame Obama Crowd Commentary 6/10/2014
Cato Institute Put Off By Constant Drug Tests, Eighth Grader Skips Honor Society Commentary 6/10/2014
Cato Institute California Judge Strikes Down Teacher Tenure/Dismissal Laws Announcement 6/10/2014
Education Trust Kati Haycock, president of The Education Trust, and Valerie Cuevas, interim executive director of The Education Trust–West, on the Vergara v. California Decision Commentary 6/10/2014
Fordham Institute 10 things to know about the Vergara decision Commentary 6/10/2014
Friedman Foundation What Would Milton Friedman Say: Should parents opt out of standardized testing? Commentary 6/10/2014
Heartland Institute Michigan School Districts that Privatize Usually Pay Teachers More Commentary 6/10/2014
Heritage Foundation A Defeat for Terrible Teachers in California Commentary 6/10/2014
NCTQ Victory for Students in California…and Students Everywhere Commentary 6/10/2014
New America Foundation Does Program Quality Matter for Head Start? Commentary 6/10/2014
StudentsFirst Vergara v. California: A Big Win for California Students and Teachers Commentary 6/10/2014
TNTP 10 Awards for Great Teachers Commentary 6/10/2014
Center for American Progress New York: Expanding Time, Increasing Opportunities for Achievement Report 6/9/2014
CRPE In-Depth Portfolio Assessment: Shelby County Schools, Memphis, TN Report 6/9/2014
Ed Next Are Maryland Teachers Leaving Because of the Common Core or New Teacher Evaluation Requirements? Probably Not. Commentary 6/9/2014
Ed Next Life Is an Implementation Problem Commentary 6/9/2014
Ed Next Should Charter Schools Enroll More Special Education Students? Commentary 6/9/2014
Education Trust 3 Promising Issues in This Year’s State Legislative Session Commentary 6/9/2014
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 6/9/2014
George W. Bush Institute Great Principals at Scale: Creating District Conditions that Enable All Principals to Be Effective Report 6/9/2014
George W. Bush Institute Less lonely at the top Commentary 6/9/2014
George W. Bush Institute Bush Institute study says principals need better support Commentary 6/9/2014
Heritage Foundation Battle Against Common Core Heats Up Commentary 6/9/2014
Public Impact N&O Editor Calls Opportunity Culture Solution a “Symphony” Commentary 6/9/2014
Show-Me Institute School Choice – As American As Individual Liberty Commentary 6/9/2014
ConnCAN An Analysis of Charter School Fiscal Impact in Bridgeport Report 6/6/2014
Fordham Institute The interdependence of strong authorizers and great school operators Commentary 6/6/2014
Fordham Institute Why we are betting on Washington State charters Commentary 6/6/2014
New America Foundation Are We ConnectED Yet? The Year in Review Commentary 6/6/2014
StudentsFirst Some Much-Needed Honesty on Accountability Commentary 6/6/2014
Heritage Foundation Now There Are Three: Oklahoma, South Carolina Join Indiana in Exiting Common Core Commentary 6/5/2014

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