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Think Twice Weekly Report
March 30 - April 5, 2013

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
American Enterprise Institute Scaling turnaround: A district-improvement approach Report 4/5/2013
EdNext The Promise and Peril of Cage Busting Commentary 4/5/2013
Cato Institute “Lockdown High”: Brought to You by the NRA Commentary 4/4/2013
Education Next Left-of-Center Reformers: Join the Voucher Movement Today Commentary 4/4/2013
Heartland Institute Tennessee Voucher Squabbles, Florida Parent Trigger, and More: Thursday's Ed News Roundup Weekly digest 4/4/2013
StudentsFirst In Georgia, teachers, principals, AND kids won Commentary 4/4/2013
Thomas B. Fordham Institute Time for more generous vouchers and Catholic charter schools Commentary 4/4/2013
Thomas B. Fordham Institute Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 4/4/2013
America Achieves Middle Class, or Middle of the Pack Report 4/3/2013
Cato Institute Look at No Child Left Behind. See, No Federal Control. Wait… Commentary 4/3/2013
Cato Institute Joke Continues, But… Commentary 4/3/2013
ConnCAN Commissioner’s Network Aimed at Turning Around Low-Performing Schools Commentary 4/3/2013
Education Sector Educators on the Evergreen Effect Commentary 4/3/2013
Thomas B. Fordham Institute Why conservatives should support the Common Core Commentary 4/3/2013
Cato Institute Saying Common Core Not Federal a Joke, but Joke’s on Us Commentary 4/2/2013
Mackinac Center Michigan Education Digest Weekly digest 4/2/2013
American Legislative Exchange Council Report Card on American Education: Ranking State K-12 Performance, Progress, and Reform Report 4/1/2013

Currently Under Review

Center for American Progress
Mayoral Governance and Student Achievement: How Mayor-Led Districts Are Improving School and Student Performance

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Evaluation of Teach For America in Texas Schools

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Does Sorting Students Improve Scores? An Analysis of Class Composition

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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:

The Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization supported by education stakeholders across the country. The mission of the Great Lakes Center is to improve public education for all students in the Great Lakes region through the support and dissemination of high quality, academically sound research on education policy and practices. Visit the Great Lakes Center website at:

2013 Weekly Reports

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