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Think Twice Weekly Report
August 2 - August 8, 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 Teacher quality 2.0: Toward a new era in education reform Announcement 8/8/2014
Ed Next What Explains KIPP’s Success? Peers May Be A Big Part of the Story Commentary 8/8/2014
Ed Next KIPP, Student Attrition, and Peer Effects: A Response to Richard Kahlenberg Commentary 8/8/2014
Heartland Institute How Online Education Can Work for Special-Needs Children Commentary 8/8/2014
Brookings Institution Six Myths in the New York Times Math Article by Elizabeth Green Commentary 8/7/2014
Center on Education Policy A Compendium of Research on the Common Core State Standards Report 8/7/2014
Ed Next African-Americans Must Blaze Own Path on School Choice, Ed Reform Commentary 8/7/2014
Ed Next Why Do “Anti-Corporatists” Defend Factory-Style School Leadership? Commentary 8/7/2014
Ed Next Keeping Score in the Greene-Polikoff Wager Commentary 8/7/2014
Heartland Institute War Over Common Core: Louisiana Officials Lawyer Up Commentary 8/7/2014
Heritage Foundation State Puts Schools on Notice: Undocumented Children Entitled to Free Public Education Commentary 8/7/2014
New America Foundation Streamlining in Early Ed Doesn’t Mean Eliminating Programs Commentary 8/7/2014
New America Foundation The Danger of Full- and Half-Day Labels: The Case of Kindergarten Commentary 8/7/2014
TNTP A Profession for My Generation Commentary 8/7/2014
Cato Institute Fact-Checking the Teachers Union: A Follow Up Commentary 8/6/2014
ConnCAN State Board Unanimously Approves Revised BTWA Charter Commentary 8/6/2014
CRPE Real-Dollar Spending Analyses: One of the best things we ever did Commentary 8/6/2014
Fordham Institute Teacher tenure lawsuits and their pitfalls Commentary 8/6/2014
Fordham Institute Change and preservation in education reform Commentary 8/6/2014
Fordham Institute Education reform's most urgent task Commentary 8/6/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 8/6/2014
Friedman Foundation BRIEF: School Choice in the States July 2014 Commentary 8/6/2014
Heartland Institute A Common-Sense Approach to the Common Core Math Standards Video 8/6/2014
Heritage Foundation Ohio Could Be Next State to Buck Common Core Commentary 8/6/2014
Heritage Foundation This Man Is Hoping to Unseat Andrew Cuomo With ‘Stop Common Core’ Campaign Commentary 8/6/2014
New America Foundation Making the Hours Count: Exposing Disparities in Early Education by Retiring Half-Day and Full-Day Labels Report 8/6/2014
StudentsFirst The Missing Course: Life Skills Commentary 8/6/2014
AEI The race to nowhere Commentary 8/5/2014
Cato Institute Fact-Checking the Teachers Union Commentary 8/5/2014
Ed Next Does Student Attrition Explain KIPP’s Success? Commentary 8/5/2014
Fordham Institute Extreme makeover: Redefining the job of the principal Commentary 8/5/2014
Friedman Foundation Surveying the Common Core Battleground Commentary 8/5/2014
Heritage Foundation Are Public Schools Collecting Too Much Data on Your Kids? Commentary 8/5/2014
New America Foundation What New Technologies Could Mean for Home Visiting and Early Literacy Commentary 8/5/2014
Show-Me Institute Teacher Retirement System Demands Reform Commentary 8/5/2014
StudentsFirst Fact-Checking Randi Weingarten Commentary 8/5/2014
TNTP States Are Part of the Teacher Pay Problem Commentary 8/5/2014
ConnCAN ConnCAN Supports Booker T. Washington Academy’s Revised Charter Commentary 8/4/2014
Ed Next Saving Schools—Launching My MOOC on HarvardX Announcement 8/4/2014
Ed Next The Evolution of Teacher Pensions Commentary 8/4/2014
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 8/4/2014
Heartland Institute Parents’ Concerns About Unsecured Student Data Grow Commentary 8/4/2014
StudentsFirst Boies lays out the case for education reform Commentary 8/4/2014
Heritage Foundation Should State Funding Go to School Books or Orange Jumpsuits? Commentary 8/2/2014
George W. Bush Institute The Bush Institute Talks with Eli Broad about Common Core, School Reform and Big Urban Districts Commentary 8/1/2014
Illinois Policy Institute Waukegan, beleaguered, needs school choice for a comeback Commentary 8/1/2014
Lexington Institute DC’s Students are Improving, But Not Fast Enough Commentary 8/1/2014

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