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Think Twice Weekly Report
June 18 - July 4, 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
Ed Next A Missed Opportunity for Common Core Commentary 7/3/2014
Fordham Institute Why Johnny won’t learn to read Commentary 7/3/2014
Heartland Institute Online School: Is It Homeschooling? Commentary 7/3/2014
New America Foundation Could Text Messages to Parents Help Close the ‘Word Gap’? Commentary 7/3/2014
TNTP Changing the Game with School Design Commentary 7/3/2014
Ed Next It’s a Rookie Mistake Commentary 7/2/2014
Education Trust 50 Years Later: This Is Not a ‘Post-Racial’ Society Commentary 7/2/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 7/2/2014
Friedman Foundation Bill Gates and Localizing Common Core and Standardized Testing Commentary 7/2/2014
Heartland Institute Safeguarding Our Independence Commentary 7/2/2014
Heartland Institute Wyoming Continues Battle Over Science Standards Commentary 7/2/2014
New America Foundation Focusing on Latino Parents’ Strengths Commentary 7/2/2014
New America Foundation Dear Secretary Duncan: Net Neutrality is an Education Issue Video 7/2/2014
Show-Me Institute IFF Provides Map for “Quality” Charter Schools Commentary 7/2/2014
StudentsFirst Cutting through the Red Tape Commentary 7/2/2014
Center for American Progress The Changing Role of the Principal: How High-Achieving Districts Are Recalibrating School Leadership Report 7/1/2014
Center for American Progress Professional Support for Principals Is Essential for Strong Teacher-Evaluation Systems Commentary 7/1/2014
Education Sector The Uncertain Promise of Classroom Observations Commentary 7/1/2014
Education Sector Classroom Observations: Rating the Raters Commentary 7/1/2014
Education Trust Opportunity Gaps Drive Achievement Gaps for African American Students Commentary 7/1/2014
Friedman Foundation BRIEF: School Choice in the States June 2014 Commentary 7/1/2014
Heritage Foundation Americans Think Education Is on the ‘Wrong Track’—but Support for School Choice Is on the Rise Commentary 7/1/2014
Public Impact N.C. Charter Schools: Excellence and Equity through Collaboration 2014 Report 7/1/2014
StudentsFirst What I've Seen at the National Charter Schools Conference Commentary 7/1/2014
TNTP Building a Vision of Great Science Teaching Commentary 7/1/2014
Cato Institute The Coming School Choice Tidal Wave Commentary 6/30/2014
ConnCAN It’s Time To Improve Connecticut’s Public Charter School Law Commentary 6/30/2014
Fordham Institute Public unionism's 'gravest threat' still looms large Commentary 6/30/2014
Friedman Foundation School Choice: It’s Easy as 1, 2, 3, but Not for IDOE Commentary 6/30/2014
Heartland Institute Only One-Quarter of Teacher Prep Programs Rate High On New Report Commentary 6/30/2014
Hoover Institution How Teachers Unions Use 'Common Core' to Undermine Reform Commentary 6/30/2014
Heritage Foundation Teachers Get Outfitted With Fitbits at Taxpayer Expense Commentary 6/29/2014
Heritage Foundation Why Michelle Obama Is Wrong on School Lunches Commentary 6/29/2014
Center for American Progress Retaining Teachers of Color in Our Public Schools: A Critical Need for Action Report 6/28/2014
Cato Institute Maybe Deceive-and-Denigrate Isn’t Such a Great Strategy Commentary 6/27/2014
Cato Institute Americans Underestimate Government School Spending Commentary 6/27/2014
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: Are Friedman Surveys Reliable? Commentary 6/27/2014
New America Foundation Gauging Public Support for Education Spending Commentary 6/27/2014
New America Foundation Introducing ‘Seeding Reading’ Commentary 6/27/2014
CRPE Policy Barriers to School Improvement: What's Real and What's Imagined? Report 6/26/2014
New America Foundation Dear FCC: What is Wi-Fi Without Greater Capacity? Commentary 6/25/2014
Heritage Foundation Opportunity Culture Schools: Showing N.C. How to Keep Teachers Commentary 6/23/2014
CRPE Understanding the Charter School Special Education Gap: Evidence from Denver, Colorado Report 6/18/2014

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