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Think Twice Weekly Report
August 27 - September 2, 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
Fordham Institute Bursting the proficiency bubble: How to stop neglecting low-income high achievers Commentary 9/2/2016
Heartland Institute Eight States To Develop ‘Social And Emotional’ Learning Standards Commentary 9/2/2016
AEI Governor Hogan borrows from Obama’s playbook Commentary 9/1/2016
Bellwether We Have to Improve the School Improvement Process Commentary 9/1/2016
Cato Institute Maryland’s Governor Is Giving People More Time for Walley World – Like It or Not Commentary 9/1/2016
Ed Choice How Nevada Can Do Right by Students by Doing Right by Teachers Commentary 9/1/2016
Fordham Institute Starting the school year on a positive note: Five key suggestions for parents Commentary 9/1/2016
Fordham Institute How education reform lost its mojo Commentary 9/1/2016
Fordham Institute Education reform should welcome new voices Commentary 9/1/2016
Heartland Institute School Choice Coalition Launches In Montana Commentary 9/1/2016
New America Foundation New Report Examines Equitable School Funding for ELs Commentary 9/1/2016
Public Agenda Parent Engagement in Schools: What is Working? What Should We Try Next? Commentary 9/1/2016
TNTP ESSA is an Opportunity to Raise Voices That Often Go Unheard Commentary 9/1/2016
AEI Better Evidence, Better Choices, Better Schools: State Supports for Evidence-Based School Improvement and the Every Student Succeeds Act Report 8/31/2016
Brookings Institution Making better use of data on free school lunches Commentary 8/31/2016
Cato Institute Is the Public Confused about School Financing? Commentary 8/31/2016
CRPE Beware the Iconography Trap of Personalized Learning: Rigor Matters Commentary 8/31/2016
Ed Next The Fall 2016 Issue of EdNext is Here! Commentary 8/31/2016
Fordham Institute High Stakes for High Achievers: State Accountability in the Age of ESSA Report 8/31/2016
Fordham Institute The child poverty rate plummeted after welfare reform. Here’s what that means for education. Commentary 8/31/2016
Fordham Institute States should use ESSA to do right by high-achieving students Commentary 8/31/2016
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 8/31/2016
Heartland Institute Pennsylvania Senator Calls For Fewer Tests Announcement 8/31/2016
Heartland Institute Chicago Public School District To Accept Budget Appeals Amid Cuts Commentary 8/31/2016
Lexington Institute DC’s Charter Sector Drives Academic Gains Citywide Commentary 8/31/2016
AEI New accountability for teacher dismissal Commentary 8/30/2016
Cato Institute The Public Speaks on Curriculum Standards: “Meh” Commentary 8/30/2016
CRPE Notes From the Field: Personalized Learning Commentary 8/30/2016
Heartland Institute California School District Wrongly Tells Parents Homeschooling Is Illegal Commentary 8/30/2016
Lexington Institute Right Topic, Wrong Question: Blended Learning In The EdNext Poll Commentary 8/30/2016
TNTP DCPS Takes a Leap Toward More Effective PD Commentary 8/30/2016
AEI Discussing how empowering teachers can empower students: Robinson on redefinED’s ‘podcastED’ Podcast 8/29/2016
Brookings Institution Principal, not food experts, most influential in the school cafeteria Commentary 8/29/2016
ConnCAN U.S. Secretary Of Education John King Touts CT's Diversity Efforts During Visit Commentary 8/29/2016
Ed Next Title I Flexibility and Micro ESAs Commentary 8/29/2016
Education Trust Black and Proud: MLK, BLM, and Today’s Education Reformers Commentary 8/29/2016
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 8/29/2016
Heartland Institute How To Get What You Want In Education Policy Commentary 8/29/2016
Heartland Institute Kansas Counties Seek Sex-Ed Funding After State Declines Federal Grants Commentary 8/29/2016
Heartland Institute 62 Percent Of States Have Dropped Out Of Common Core Consortia, Study Finds Commentary 8/29/2016
New America Foundation Shifting Our Lens Away from Monolingualism Commentary 8/29/2016
University of Arkansas You Can Often Get What You Want: Assessing the Match between Parent Preferences and Private Schools of Choice Report 8/29/2016
WILL Biased Questions, Biased Answers: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric and Talking Points on School Financing Report 8/29/2016
Brookings Institution Student test scores: How the sausage is made and why you should care Report 8/11/2016

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