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Think Twice Weekly Report
March 12 - March 18, 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
Heartland Foundation Struggle for Freedom in America's Schools Commentary 3/18/2016
Heritage Foundation The Value of Parental Choice in Education: A Look at the Research Issue brief 3/18/2016
Heritage Foundation Lottery Revenue Will Save Washington Charter Schools From Liberal Court Ruling Commentary 3/18/2016
Brookings Institution Improving the design of teacher evaluation systems Commentary 3/17/2016
CRPE Lessons for L.A. on Improving District-Charter Relations Commentary 3/17/2016
Friedman Foundation The Fiscal Impact of Nevada's ESA Program Commentary 3/17/2016
New America Foundation Latinos and Early Ed: New Reports Take Stock of Existing Research Commentary 3/17/2016
New America Foundation Meeting Special Needs: Inclusion Classrooms Fair But Not Equal Commentary 3/17/2016
Public Impact School Turnarounds: How Successful Principals Use Teacher Leadership Commentary 3/17/2016
Show-Me Institute Evergreen Headline: Kansas City Needs More Good Schools Commentary 3/17/2016
Center for American Progress Educator Evaluation: A Case Study of Massachusetts’ Approach Report 3/16/2016
Center of the American Experiment Is There a Connection between Education Spending and Student Achievement? Commentary 3/16/2016
Ed Next Chingos, Peterson Win Best Academic Paper on School Choice and Reform Commentary 3/16/2016
Ed Next Response to The Trouble With Texting Commentary 3/16/2016
Education Trust Both Sides of the Gap Commentary 3/16/2016
Fordham Institute Poor and working-class Americans have gotten hammered. Here's how to help their children do better. Commentary 3/16/2016
Fordham Institute High-potential students thrive when school districts develop sustainable gifted services Commentary 3/16/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 3/16/2016
Heritage Foundation Economic Literacy Can Counter Socialism Commentary 3/16/2016
School Choice Wisconsin Students In Parental Choice Programs Score Higher Commentary 3/16/2016
TNTP Dispatches from Great Classrooms: Boston, Massachusetts Commentary 3/16/2016
Cato Institute Getting the Common Core (and Federal) Facts Right Commentary 3/15/2016
ConnCAN ConnCAN: 'Unprecedented' GOP Budget Proposal Would Harm Education Commentary 3/15/2016
Ed Next Beware of Taking Flexibility a Step Too Far Commentary 3/15/2016
Friedman Foundation Explaining Virginia's Parental Choice Education Savings Accounts (PCESA) Bill Commentary 3/15/2016
Heartland Institute John King Is New U.S. Education Secretary Despite Bipartisan Opposition Commentary 3/15/2016
Heritage Foundation Why This Lone Democrat Opposed Obama's New Education Secretary Commentary 3/15/2016
New America Foundation A Spotlight on 3 Cities in California Working to Improve Early Learning Commentary 3/15/2016
School Choice Wisconsin Special Needs Scholarship Fix Passes Senate Commentary 3/15/2016
AEI What Trump got right on Common Core Commentary 3/14/2016
ALEC Massachusetts Plays the Lottery with Students’ Futures Commentary 3/14/2016
Friedman Foundation Everything You Need to Know About South Dakota’s New School Choice Bill Commentary 3/14/2016
Heartland Institute Who Will Protect Parental Choice in Post-Scalia Era? Commentary 3/14/2016
Heritage Foundation How Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin Wants to Change the Traditional Public Education Model Commentary 3/14/2016
Heritage Foundation 49 Senators OK Common Core Advocate as Education Secretary Commentary 3/14/2016
New America Foundation What I Learned from Donald Trump's New Education Policy Video Commentary 3/14/2016
New America Foundation New Study: Science Achievement Gaps Begin Early and Linger Commentary 3/14/2016


Currently Under Review

University of Arkansas, Department of Education Reform
The School Choice Voucher: A “Get Out of Jail” Card?

National Council of Teacher Quality
Learning About Learning: What Every New Teacher Needs to Know

Recently Reviewed

Manhattan Institute

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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).

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