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Think Twice Weekly Report
August 9- August 15, 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
Fordham Institute Can you be an ed reformer and a conservative? Commentary 8/15/2014
Heritage Foundation For Some Schools, Educating Undocumented Students Is ‘Business as Usual’ Commentary 8/15/2014
Heritage Foundation Prominent D.C. Head Start Program Loses Its Federal Funding Commentary 8/15/2014
Heritage Foundation Bobby Jindal: Your Kid Deserves Better Than Common Core Commentary 8/15/2014
New America Foundation What’s in Store Today: A Snapshot of Kids’ Language and Literacy Apps, Part 1 Commentary 8/15/2014
New America Foundation Improving Educational Outcomes for Families Announcement 8/15/2014
AEI Multiple choice: Expanding opportunity through innovation in K–12 education Announcement 8/14/2014
CRPE How the Portfolio Strategy Evolved from Idea to Action Commentary 8/14/2014
Ed Next The Philadelphia School District’s Ongoing Financial Crisis Commentary 8/14/2014
Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 8/14/2014
Friedman Foundation Private, Religious Schools Have Strong Showing at Science Fair Commentary 8/14/2014
Heritage Foundation School Choice Regulation: Be Careful What You Wish For Commentary 8/14/2014
Hoover Institution New York State Students Post Slight Gains on Tests Commentary 8/14/2014
Lexington Institute How to Help Charter Schools – And Virginia Kids Commentary 8/14/2014
New America Foundation Preschool Development Grants Have the Right Priorities Commentary 8/14/2014
StudentsFirst Is KIPP's success due to student attrition? Commentary 8/14/2014
TNTP A Teacher Asks “What If…?” Commentary 8/14/2014
Fordham Institute Could Paul Ryan’s poverty plans help break Washington gridlock in 2015? Commentary 8/13/2014
Fordham Institute The hidden half: School employees who don't teach Commentary 8/13/2014
Heartland Institute It’s Teacher Freedom Week Commentary 8/13/2014
Heritage Foundation Why One Low-Income Family Is Grateful for State’s School Choice Program Commentary 8/13/2014
Heritage Foundation Maybe Johnny Can’t Read Because These Workers Crowd Out Teachers Commentary 8/13/2014
Hoover Institution Michael Petrilli on Morning on America Commentary (radio) 8/13/2014
New America Foundation Despite All The Conspiracy Theories, Common Core Is Actually Just Boring | TPM Commentary 8/13/2014
StudentsFirst Our Next Chapter Commentary 8/13/2014
Education Trust A Teacher Who Saw the Tragedy of Harsh and Arbitrary Discipline Commentary 8/12/2014
Education Trust Helping the Rich Get Richer — At Every Level Commentary 8/12/2014
Fordham Institute The Hidden Half: School Employees Who Don't Teach Report 8/12/2014
Fordham Institute A fern between two Mikes: The Vergara fight goes coast to coast Announcement 8/12/2014
Heartland Institute North Carolina Lawmakers Allow Waiting Kids to Enter Choice Program Commentary 8/12/2014
TNTP Why a Vacancy Matters Commentary 8/12/2014
ConnCAN ConnCAN On Changes To State Charter School Policy Commentary 8/11/2014
Ed Next Suburbs Hold Key to Resolving Democratic Party’s Tensions over School Choice Commentary 8/11/2014
Ed Next Driving Blended Learning at the State Level Announcement 8/11/2014
Fordham Institute New York’s Common Core tests: Tough questions, curious choices Commentary 8/11/2014
Heartland Institute Video: A Ten-Year-Old Explains Why Mediocre U.S. Schools Matter Video 8/11/2014
Heritage Foundation Teachers Union Seeks to Block School Choice Program for Children with Special Needs Commentary 8/11/2014
Mackinac Center Flanagan Goes too Far on Charter Schools Commentary 8/11/2014
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: AFT on the “Attack Plan of Privateers” Commentary 8/8/2014
New America Foundation The Revenge of the Textbook: Why Ed Tech Enthusiasts Need to Understand Textbook Adoption Policy Commentary 8/8/2014
Students First Back to School (Choice) Commentary 8/8/2014
Brookings Institution The Need for Quality in the Post-2015 Education Agenda Commentary 8/7/2014

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