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Think Twice Weekly Report
March 11 - March 17, 2017

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 When only some parents' values get respect Commentary 3/17/2017
Fordham Institute One of the best ways to protect LGBTQ students might be fighting for school choice Commentary 3/17/2017
Heartland Institute Oklahoma Fails To Move ESA Bills Forward Commentary 3/17/2017
New America Foundation How Three States Are Focusing on Early Childhood Educators Commentary 3/17/2017
New America Foundation Should “Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants” Be Saved? Commentary 3/17/2017
New America Foundation After-School Choice Matters Too Commentary 3/17/2017
Show-Me Institute What Does It Mean For The State To “Underfund” Education? Commentary 3/17/2017
Brookings Institution Don’t forget magnet schools when thinking about school choice Commentary 3/16/2017
Brookings Institution Immigrant teachers play a critical role in American schools Commentary 3/16/2017
Center of the American Experiment Should Teacher Layoffs Be Based on Seniority or Effectiveness? Commentary 3/16/2017
Ed Next Discipline Reform and School Climate Commentary 3/16/2017
Education Trust Statement From John B. King, CEO and President of The Education Trust on Trump’s “Skinny” Budget Commentary 3/16/2017
Fordham Institute Nine digital learning tools designed for English language arts teachers Commentary 3/16/2017
New America Foundation What Does High-Quality Research Say about Developing Teacher Practice? Commentary 3/16/2017
WILL WILL Press Release | WILL Files FOIA Lawsuit Against U.S. Department Of Justice Commentary 3/16/2017
AEI Teacher Dismissal in the District of Columbia Report 3/15/2017
AEI IMPACT doesn’t boot good teachers — it boosts students Commentary 3/15/2017
CRPE The Power of Persuasion: A Model for Effective Political Leadership by State Chiefs Report 3/15/2017
CRPE Tapping the Political Power of State Chiefs Commentary 3/15/2017
Fordham Institute The winner of Fordham's 2017 Wonkathon is... Commentary 3/15/2017
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 3/15/2017
Heartland Institute Michigan Considers Bills To Repeal, Replace Common Core Commentary 3/15/2017
Heartland Institute California Teachers Sue Over Mandatory Union Fees Commentary 3/15/2017
Heartland Institute Texas Preacher Declares ESAs ‘Sinful’ Commentary 3/15/2017
New America Foundation We should all be political, even if we’re not all partisan Commentary 3/15/2017
Public Impact Opportunity Culture Voices: New Series in The 74 Commentary 3/15/2017
Show-Me Institute A Primer On Missouri's Foundation Formula For K-12 Public Education: 2017 Update Report 3/15/2017
Bellwether How Will States Handle New Title I Powers with Minimal Federal Oversight? Commentary 3/14/2017
Ed Choice Research Finds Higher Private School Share Directly Linked to Higher Test Scores, Stronger Human Rights Internationally Commentary 3/14/2017
Fordham Institute The Right Tool for the Job: Improving Reading and Writing in the Classroom Report 3/14/2017
New America Foundation How Accountability Shaped New York City’s Dual Language Push Commentary 3/14/2017
AEI In Premise, Not in Practice: Perspectives of Higher Education Personnel on the Common Core State Standards Report 3/13/2017
AEI How states can lead on schooling Commentary 3/13/2017
Center for American Progress Proposed Cuts to AmeriCorps Would Be Devastating for Education Reform Commentary 3/13/2017
Ed Next Why the Federal Government Should Subsidize Childcare and How to Pay for It Commentary 3/13/2017
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 3/13/2017
TNTP Helping School Districts Create New Teacher Pathways Commentary 3/13/2017


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American Enterprise 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).

About The Great Lakes Center for Education Research & Practice:

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