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Think Twice Weekly Report
October 18, 2014 - October 24, 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
Education Trust 13 Prominent Groups Call on ED to Stop Letting States Mask Achievement Gaps Commentary 10/24/2014
George W. Bush Institute Roundup from the Middle School Matters Fall Summit Commentary 10/24/2014
AEI Why Do Americans Rate Their Local Public Schools So Favorably? Commentary 10/23/2014
Cato Institute Philadelphia Teachers Disrupt School Board Meeting Commentary 10/23/2014
Ed Next Narrowing Education Commentary 10/23/2014
Ed Next Colorado’s Unreal Teacher Retirement Plan Commentary 10/23/2014
Education Trust #EdTrust2014 Full Conference Lineup Announcement 10/23/2014
Hoover Institution Getting more poor kids into college won't fix income inequality Commentary 10/23/2014
New America Foundation Report Finds Improved Access to Child Care, but Parents Still Struggling Commentary 10/23/2014
Show-Me Institute An Idea for Kansas City Schools: Give Principals Power Commentary 10/23/2014
TNTP Teachers Lead on Common Core Commentary 10/23/2014
Ed Next Is Uncle Sam Ed Reform’s Biggest Liability? Commentary 10/22/2014
Education Sector Parent Engagement Is the Real Key to Meaningful School Satisfaction Commentary 10/22/2014
Fordham Institute The Shock of the New Commentary 10/22/2014
Fordham Institute EDUCATION GADFLY WEEKLY Weekly digest 10/22/2014
Friedman Foundation An Employee Stock Ownership Plan—for America’s Public Schools Commentary 10/22/2014
Heartland Institute What the Research Really Says about Government Preschool Commentary 10/22/2014
Heritage Foundation Majority of Delawareans Support Education Savings Accounts Commentary 10/22/2014
Hoover Institution The State of Education Reform Commentary 10/22/2014
Show-Me Institute ESAs Empower Families in Arizona Commentary 10/22/2014
AEI The story of Newark: Cami Anderson on the challenges, successes, and lessons of school reform Announcement 10/21/2014
AEI Education that works Announcement 10/21/2014
AEI If teachers are more risk averse than other professionals, what does that mean for education reform? Commentary 10/21/2014
Fordham Institute Is Uncle Sam ed reform’s biggest liability? Commentary 10/21/2014
George W. Bush Institute William McKenzie: Doing away with testing would hurt Texas children Commentary 10/21/2014
New America Foundation AP U.S. History: Why “Historical Thinking” Is Controversial Commentary 10/21/2014
Show-Me Institute The Teachers’ Union Cycle Commentary 10/21/2014
TNTP A Guide to Discussing Teacher Prep Commentary 10/21/2014
AEI A real education market Commentary 10/20/2014
AEI Teaching reform Commentary 10/20/2014
Education Trust Staying Optimistic in the Midst of Dysfunction Commentary 10/20/2014
Fordham Institute OHIO EDUCATION GADFLY BIWEEKLY Biweekly digest 10/20/2014
George W. Bush Institute Would You Want Your Doctor to Quit Testing You? Commentary 10/20/2014
Heartland Institute A Common-Sense Approach to Common Core Math, Part IV: Making Connections, One Concept at a Time Commentary 10/20/2014
Pioneer Institute Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidates on K-12 Education Policy Commentary 10/20/2014
Heritage Foundation This Little Girl With Down Syndrome Was Stuck in a Horrible School Situation. How a New Policy Changed Her Life Completely. Commentary 10/19/2014
Heritage Foundation See the Picture of a Skimpy School Lunch That One Parent Called ‘Ridiculous’ Commentary 10/19/2014
CRPE Accountability: It’s In the Eye of the Beholder Commentary 10/17/2014
Education Sector College & Career Ready: What’s in a Definition? Commentary 10/17/2014
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: What To Do With Struggling Schools Commentary 10/17/2014

Currently Under Review

Reason Foundation
Federal School Finance Reform: Moving Toward Title I Funding Following the Child

Program on Education Policy and Governance
Virtual Schooling and Student Learning: Evidence from the Florida Virtual School

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Separating Fact & Fiction: What You Need To Know About Charter Schools


Recently Reviewed

Are Charter Schools Working? A Review of the Evidence and A Meta-Analysis of the Literature on the Effect of Charter Schools on Student Achievement

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About The Think Twice Think Tank Review Project:

Think Twice is one of the nation's first efforts to serve as a watchdog to review think tank research on public education issues and policies, ensuring that published work meets the quality and standards of university scholarship. The goal of the Think Twice project is to provide the public, policy makers and the press with timely academically sound reviews of selected think tank publications.

The Think Twice project is funded by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice. The reviews that are a part of this project are expert third party reviews produced by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC).

About The Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice:

The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by education stakeholders across the country. The mission of the Great Lakes Center is to improve public education for all students in the Great Lakes region through the support and dissemination of high quality, academically sound research on education policy and practices. Visit the Great Lakes Center website at:

2014 Weekly Reports

October 2014
November 2014 December 2014
October 18 - October 24    
October 11 - October 17    
October 4 - October 10    
September 27 - October 3    

July 2014
August 2014 September 2014
July 19 - July 25 August 23 - August 29 September 20 - September 26
July 12 - July 18 August 16 - August 22 September 13 - September 19
July 5 - July 11 August 9 - August 15 September 6 - September 12
June 28 - July 4 August 2 - August 8 August 30 - September 5
  July 26 - August 1  

April 2014
May 2014 June 2014
April 19 - April 25 May 24 - May 30 June 21 - June 27
April 12 - April 18 May 17 - May 23 June 14 - June 20
April 5 - April 11 May 10 - May 16 June 7 - June 13
March 29 - April 4 May 3 - May 9 May 31 - June 6
  April 26 - May 2  

January 2014
February 2014 March 2014
January 25 - January 31, 2014 February 22 - February 28, 2014 March 22 - March 28, 2014
January 18 - January 24, 2014 February 15 - February 21, 2014 March 15 - March 21, 2014
January 11 - January 17, 2014 February 8 - February 14, 2014 March 8 - March 14, 2014
January 4 - January 10, 2014 February 1 - February 7, 2014 March 1 - March 7, 2014
December 21 - January 3, 2014    

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