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Think Twice Weekly Report
March 3 - March 9, 2018

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
Brookings Institution Want scientifically literate students? Start with their parents. Commentary 3/9/2018
Ed Choice The Next 200 Years: When Results Aren’t Enough—the Dollars and Cents of Sustainable Urban Catholic Schools Commentary 3/9/2018
Fordham Institute Reformer, heal thyself. You've ruined high school. Commentary 3/9/2018
Fordham Institute High school reimagined (and we truly mean reimagined) Commentary 3/9/2018
Fordham Institute Serving students with exceptional promise Commentary 3/9/2018
Heartland Institute School Choice Doesn’t Destroy Public Schools, It Makes Them Better Commentary 3/9/2018
New America Foundation What is Heightened Immigration Enforcement Doing to U.S. Schools? Commentary 3/9/2018
AEI Federal education standards | Viewpoint Video 3/8/2018
AEI Jonathan Chait can’t rewrite the Obama education legacy Commentary 3/8/2018
Bellwether Women in the Education Workforce: The Impact of Illinois’ and Nevada’s Teacher Pension Systems on Women’s Retirement Report 3/8/2018
Center for American Progress The Problem With Privatizing Public Education for Military Students Commentary 3/8/2018
Center of the American Experiment Why Are Schools Busing Students to Protests? Commentary 3/8/2018
Ed Choice BRIEF: School Choice in the States, February 2018 Commentary 3/8/2018
Ed Next Vouchers Tend to Serve the Less Advantaged Commentary 3/8/2018
Fordham Institute Graduation rates are not the real scandal. High school diplomas and how they are earned are. Commentary 3/8/2018
Fordham Institute In reconsidering the high school diploma, don't overlook dropouts Commentary 3/8/2018
Heartland Institute New Tax Law Expands College Savings Plans To K-12 Commentary 3/8/2018
Mackinac Center Put ISD Funding on Education Budget Table Commentary 3/8/2018
New America Foundation Will Arizona Loosen its Rigid Policy for Teaching English Learners? Commentary 3/8/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Tax-Credit Scholarships For Low-Income, Disabled Students Would Be A Great First Step For Idaho Commentary 3/8/2018
AEI Jeb Bush on voucher programs and school choice | VIEWPOINT Video 3/7/2018
AEI School choice and localism | In 60 seconds Video 3/7/2018
AEI The importance of boots on the ground in schools Commentary 3/7/2018
Bellwether Education Policy, Meet Human-Centered Design Commentary 3/7/2018
Brookings Institution A time for school choice? If so, let's make sure we ask the right questions Commentary 3/7/2018
Cato Institute Um, You Missed Some Evidence: A “Thought Experiment” Fails Private Schooling Commentary 3/7/2018
Center of the American Experiment Should Teachers Have the Right to Strike? A Look at West Virginia and the Twin Cities. Commentary 3/7/2018
Ed Next Don’t Downplay Lessons from D.C. Schools Scandal Commentary 3/7/2018
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 3/7/2018
Fordham Institute Make high school relevant again Commentary 3/7/2018
Fordham Institute Can we handle the truth about student discipline issues and their potential consequences? Commentary 3/7/2018
Fordham Institute National achievement trends to watch when new NAEP scores are released next month (complete with 35 charts!) Commentary 3/7/2018
Heartland Institute Schools Failing To Educate Kids Now Want To Treat Their Mental Health Commentary 3/7/2018
Heartland Institute Florida Considers Allowing Districts To Write Own Standards, Though Testing Would Remain Commentary 3/7/2018
Bellwether How an East Coast/West Coast Hip Hop Rivalry Helped Us Find Evaluation’s Middle Ground Commentary 3/6/2018
Brookings Institution Education empathy: Inspiring students to develop their passions Commentary 3/6/2018
Cato Institute Anecdotes from Distant Countries Don’t Help the Argument against School Choice in the U.S. Commentary 3/6/2018
CRPE Creating District-Charter Partnerships in the Lone Star State Commentary 3/6/2018
Ed Choice How Do You Build a School Choice Coalition? Podcast 3/6/2018
Fordham Institute Perfectionism isn't necessarily a bad thing Commentary 3/6/2018
New America Foundation In-Home Childcare Providers Need to Step Up To the Importance of Formal Education Commentary 3/6/2018
Show-Me Institute Without Consequences For Failing Schools, Students Lose Commentary 3/6/2018
Center of the American Experiment An Edina High School Student Writes Commentary 3/5/2018
Ed Next Influx of Haitian Refugees in Florida Didn’t Hurt Student Outcomes Commentary 3/5/2018
Fordham Institute 1 in 2: A new estimate of the share of children being raised by married parents Commentary 3/5/2018
Fordham Institute Make diplomas meaningful through differentiation Commentary 3/5/2018
George W. Bush Institute Accountability Systems Need to be Simple Enough for Parents and the Public to Understand and Act Upon Commentary 3/5/2018
New America Foundation Lost Connections: Tech Use Among Young Kids in Silicon Valley Commentary 3/5/2018
Public Impact Finding Inspiration Again Through Teacher Leadership Commentary 3/5/2018


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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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