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Think Twice Weekly Report
March 10 - March 23, 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
Ed Choice The Next 200 Years: Studying the Long-Term Effects of Catholic-to-Charter “Conversion” Commentary 3/23/2018
Center of the American Experiment Katherine Kersten responds to Comm. Cassellius’s Counterpoint in today’s Star Tribune Commentary 3/22/2018
CRPE Reflecting on the Portfolio Strategy and School Improvement in San Antonio Commentary 3/22/2018
Ed Choice Should Anyone Use Student Test Score Studies to Determine School Choice Success or Failure? Commentary 3/22/2018
Ed Next Remembering “A Nation At Risk”: Reflections on Politics and Policy Commentary 3/22/2018
New America Foundation House Omnibus Bill Brings Good News for Early Childhood Advocates Commentary 3/22/2018
AEI A dubious consensus on ‘social and emotional’ learning Commentary 3/21/2018
Center of the American Experiment Learn Less, Earn Less Commentary 3/21/2018
CRPE Wanted: District Leaders Who Can Make Tough Choices Commentary 3/21/2018
Ed Choice VIDEO: What Teachers, Parents Think About School Choice – EdChoice at SXSW Edu Video 3/21/2018
Fordham Institute The results of Fordham's 2018 Wonkathon Commentary 3/21/2018
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Commentary 3/21/2018
Heartland Institute Emotional Learning Will Be The Downfall Of Society Commentary 3/21/2018
Show-Me Institute Who Is To Blame For Underfunded Schools? Commentary 3/21/2018
AEI How much do test scores tell us about school choice? Commentary 3/20/2018
Bellwether Many students are unengaged in their learning—how schools can create opportunities for participation Commentary 3/20/2018
Bellwether 5 lessons from recent educational reforms in Chile Commentary 3/20/2018
Bellwether Can money attract more minorities into the teaching profession? Commentary 3/20/2018
Center for American Progress The Highly Negative Impacts of Vouchers Report 3/20/2018
Center of the American Experiment Violence at Edina High School Commentary 3/20/2018
Center of the American Experiment Katherine Kersten responds to the TWO Counterpoints aimed at her in today’s Star Tribune Commentary 3/20/2018
Ed Choice Research on Public School Choice-Rich Cities Shows Progress, Reveals Problems Podcast 3/20/2018
Ed Next The Teaching Gap’s Troubling Consequences Commentary 3/20/2018
Ed Next School Choice Conference at Harvard, April 19, 2018 Announcement 3/20/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Strike Voucher Would Help Keep Oklahoma Children In Classrooms During Teacher Walkouts Commentary 3/20/2018
Heartland Institute Adultism' Fad Prevents Kids From Growing Up Commentary 3/20/2018
Heartland Institute Why Giving Families A Choice Will Always Make Them Happier Commentary 3/20/2018
Heartland Institute The Public School Myth Commentary 3/20/2018
NCTQ An impact beyond academics Commentary 3/20/2018
NCTQ Do teachers practice what their prep programs preached? Commentary 3/20/2018
NCTQ POP QUIZ: Why should teacher candidates be trained in assessment? Commentary 3/20/2018
New America Foundation Formal Credentials and Degrees - Not Always the Best Starting Point for Early Childhood Teachers Commentary 3/20/2018
Show-Me Institute If We’re Going To Administer Standardized Tests, Let’s Make Them Useful Commentary 3/20/2018
TNTP Debating Social Issues in the Middle School Classroom Commentary 3/20/2018
AEI Do Impacts on Test Scores Even Matter? Lessons from Long-Run Outcomes in School Choice Research Report 3/19/2018
Ed Choice What You Actually Need to Know About the Two New School Choice Attainment Studies Commentary 3/19/2018
Fordham Institute This teacher’s laudable comments on last week’s student walkout got her placed on leave Commentary 3/19/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: School Choice Programs And Their Effect On College Enrollment Commentary 3/19/2018
New America Foundation Dual Language Learner Data Gaps: The Need for Better Policies in the Early Years Commentary 3/19/2018
Center of the American Experiment Must Read: Kersten Expose on Coming Chaos in MN Classrooms Commentary 3/18/2018
Center of the American Experiment Undisciplined: Chaos may be coming to Minnesota classrooms, by decree Commentary 3/18/2018
CRPE How Personalized Learning Models Can Meet the Needs of Students with Disabilities: Thrive Public Schools Case Study Report 3/18/2018
CRPE How School Culture and Support Systems Can Improve Disciplinary Outcomes for Students with Disabilities: Mott Haven Academy Charter School Case Study Report 3/18/2018
AEI Federal education standards | Viewpoint Video 3/16/2018
AEI Betsy DeVos is transforming her office, but she needs a messaging do-over Commentary 3/16/2018
AEI The case against education: A long-read Q&A with Bryan Caplan Podcast 3/16/2018
Bellwether The barriers that make charter schools inaccessible to disadvantaged families Commentary 3/16/2018
Ed Choice PODCAST: The Monthly Debrief with the EdChoice Programs Team Commentary 3/16/2018
Ed Next Were Teacher Evaluation Reforms a Net Positive or Net Negative? Commentary 3/16/2018
Fordham Institute Giftedness is valued, recognized, and nurtured Commentary 3/16/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: South Carolina Is Ready For Education Savings Accounts Commentary 3/16/2018
New America Foundation Tracking Outcomes from Age 3 to 35: New Results from the Chicago Child-Parent Centers Commentary 3/16/2018
Pioneer Institute In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, let’s end bigoted laws that block school choice Commentary 3/16/2018
Heartland Institute New York DOE Orders Failing District To Develop Improvement Plan Commentary 3/16/2018
Heartland Institute Minnesota District Forces Kindergarteners To Analyze ‘White Privilege’ Commentary 3/16/2018
AEI West Virginia teachers strike explained | In 60 seconds Video 3/15/2018
Ed Choice School Choice in Rural America: How Online Schooling Helps Bridge the Accessibility Gap Commentary 3/15/2018
Ed Next What Lies Ahead for Teachers’ Unions After Janus? Commentary 3/15/2018
Ed Trust Profiles in Education Equity: Steve Smith, Executive Director, Black Education Strategy Roundtable Commentary 3/15/2018
Fordham Institute When results aren’t enough: The financial state of urban Catholic schools Commentary 3/15/2018
Heartland Institute Research & Commentary: Time Is Right For Education Savings Accounts In Pennsylvania Commentary 3/15/2018
Heartland Institute New York To Require Mental Health Education In K-12 Schools Commentary 3/15/2018
Cato Institute Public Schooling Battles: February Dispatch Commentary 3/14/2018
Center for American Progress Top 10 Early Childhood Ideas for States in 2018 Report 3/14/2018
Center of the American Experiment The Thrill is Gone: Minnesota Students Are Being Deprived of Real Protest. Even in Chaska. Commentary 3/14/2018
Ed Next Teacher Collective Bargaining and Student Learning Commentary 3/14/2018
Heartland Institute Indiana, Colorado Ranked At Top For Charter School Laws Commentary 3/14/2018
Heartland Institute Charter Schools Have Positive Impact On Nearby Schools, Study Finds Commentary 3/14/2018
Public Impact Innovative Staffing to Personalize Learning: School Profiles Commentary 3/14/2018
Urban Institute The Road to School: How Far Students Travel to School in the Choice-Rich Cities of Denver, Detroit, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, DC Report 3/14/2018
AEI The charter school challenge Commentary 3/13/2018
AEI GOP gubernatorial candidates need to school themselves on education policy Commentary 3/13/2018
ALEC Kansas State of the State: Gov. Brownback Resists Tax Hikes, Calls for Constitutional Amendment on Ed Financing Commentary 3/13/2018
Badger Institute Private school principals say federal funding process is flawed Commentary 3/13/2018
Center of the American Experiment Teacher Union Advisory to Teachers: Walk the Fine Line to Support School Protests (e.g. Disrupt School) Commentary 3/13/2018
Center of the American Experiment Children Are Being Used to Call for Gun Control Wednesday: Keep Your Children Home (In Protest) #KeepYourKidHome Commentary 3/13/2018
CRPE The Special-Education Graduation Conundrum Commentary 3/13/2018
Ed Choice Cool Schools: A Network That Provides Private and Charter Education and So Much More Podcast 3/13/2018
Ed Choice Mapping Indiana’s K–12 Student Transfers Commentary 3/13/2018
Ed Next Please, Let Research Inform the Union Debate Commentary 3/13/2018
Ed Next EdStat: 71 Percent of New Mexico’s Teachers Rated Effective or Better Commentary 3/13/2018
Fordham Institute How Betsy DeVos should have answered "60 Minutes's" questions on school discipline Commentary 3/13/2018
Heartland Institute Great Hearts Charter Network Makes Classical Education More Accessible Commentary 3/13/2018
Heartland Institute Can’t We Do Something About School Shootings? Commentary 3/13/2018
Show-Me Institute Charter Schools 101: Why Would We Need Charters In Suburban, Rural, Or "Good" Districts? Commentary 3/13/2018
AEI West Virginia teachers strike ends with just one more quick fix Commentary 3/12/2018
AEI The case against education | VIEWPOINT Video 3/12/2018
AEI DC’s dishonest record graduation rate is a disgrace—here’s how to fix it Commentary 3/12/2018
Bellwether Three Potential Risks of New Federal Weighted Student Funding Pilot Commentary 3/12/2018
Bellwether Betsy DeVos is half-right on test scores, but test scores alone don’t make the case for school choice Commentary 3/12/2018
Cato Institute City of Baltimore Will Bus Students To Anti-Gun Protest Commentary 3/12/2018
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 3/12/2018
Heartland Institute Kentucky Lawmakers Reintroduce Tax-Credit Scholarship Legislation Commentary 3/12/2018
AEI Expanding pre-K will do little for children Commentary 3/11/2018
AEI ‘Common Core’ review: Standards put to the test Commentary 3/11/2018
Center of the American Experiment Did Tim Klobuchar Lie to a Senate Committee? Commentary 3/11/2018
Heartland Institute Federal Disciplinary Policies Lower Wisconsin Students’ Achievement, Study Finds Commentary 3/11/2018
Heartland Institute Increased Access To Private Schools Raises Overall Test Scores, Study Finds Commentary 3/10/2018
Education Post I support student walkouts, but not without consequences Commentary 3/8/2018

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