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Think Twice Weekly Report
February 27 - March 4, 2016

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 Blending Learning From the Top Down or the Ground Up? Commentary 3/4/2016
Fordham Institute How well do next-generation tests measure higher-order thinking skills? Commentary 3/4/2016
Heartland Institute Study: Denver School Choice Policies Are Best Among Nation’s Big Cities Commentary 3/4/2016
Show-Me Institute Informed Vote: Funding Our Public Schools Viceo 3/4/2016
AEI South Dakota sidesteps the issue of transgender student rights Commentary 3/3/2016
Brookings Institution Never judge a book by its cover—use student achievement instead Commentary 3/3/2016
CRPE How to Restore Local Control Without Going Backwards Commentary 3/3/2016
Education Trust On HEA, Congress Should Focus on Resources and Accountability Commentary 3/3/2016
Gates Foundation Leaders & Lessons: A Conversation with District of Columbia Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson Commentary 3/3/2016
Heartland Institute Virginia Lawmakers Approve Ballot Question Allowing Charter School Expansion Commentary 3/3/2016
New America Foundation States Consider Increasing Children's Access to Full-Day Kindergarten Commentary 3/3/2016
New America Foundation Will States Act on New Principles for Teacher Evaluation and Support? Commentary 3/3/2016
Brookings Institution Should Teach for America aim to increase its post-commitment retention? Commentary 3/2/2016
Center for American Progress Strategies to Improve Low-Performing Schools Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: How 3 Districts Found Success Using Evidence-Based Practices Report 3/2/2016
ConnCAN ConnCAN Responds To SDE Next-Generation Accountability System Commentary 3/2/2016
Ed Next Productivity is sometimes seen as a dirty word in education. But it doesn't have to be. Commentary 3/2/2016
Fordham Institute Leaving talent on the table: Fixing gifted education in America Commentary 3/2/2016
Fordham Institute The next phase of D.C. reform Commentary 3/2/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 3/2/2016
Heartland Institute South Dakota Education Board to Reevaluate Common Core Curriculum Commentary 3/2/2016
Heartland Institute Michigan Lawmakers Propose Fix for Illegal Strikes by Detroit Government Teachers Commentary 3/2/2016
New America Foundation Why 14 States Are Choosing to #GoOpen Commentary 3/2/2016
New America Foundation Paying For Teacher PD and Textbooks Shouldn't Be Either/Or Commentary 3/2/2016
Public Impact Where Is Teaching Really Different? New Opportunity Culture Video Video 3/2/2016
Bellwether Anecdotes Don’t Make Good Policy: What We (Don’t) Know About Meeting The Needs of Formerly Incarcerated Students Commentary 3/1/2016
Brookings Institution Can you choose where your child goes to school? How U.S. school districts stack up Commentary 3/1/2016
Cato Institute Debating the Impact of Regulations on School Choice Commentary 3/1/2016
Education Trust On-The-Job Teacher PD: Getting It Right Commentary 3/1/2016
Heartland Institute More Louisiana Voucher Results Arrive Commentary 3/1/2016
Heartland Institute Poll: Millennials, Minorities Strongly Support School Choice Commentary 3/1/2016
Heartland Institute Michigan Gov. Snyder Proposes Bailout for Detroit Government Schools Commentary 3/1/2016
Heritage Foundation State Lawmakers Fight Teaching Students Just One Side of Climate Change Debate Commentary 3/1/2016
Heritage Foundation South Dakota Governor Vetoes Transgender Bathroom Bill Commentary 3/1/2016
Illinois Policy Institute CPS Budget Breakdown: Where Has The MONEY GONE? Commentary 3/1/2016
Show-Me Institute Race-Based School Choice Policies May Be In Violation Of The Equal Protection Clause Commentary 3/1/2016
TNTP Dispatches from Great Classrooms: Ruskin, Florida Commentary 3/1/2016
AEI What would a President Trump mean for education? Commentary 2/29/2016
Fordham Institute Thomas B. Fordham Institute 2015 Annual Report Report 2/29/2016
Fordham Institute Five ways to stop wasting teachers' time with ineffective professional development Commentary 2/29/2016
Heartland Institute Chicago School District Audit Finds Widespread Corruption, Theft Commentary 2/29/2016
Heritage Foundation Minnesota Kindergarten Students Forced to Confront Gender Identity Commentary 2/29/2016
New America Foundation Taking the Teacher Evaluation Debate "Beyond Ratings" Commentary 2/29/2016

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