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Think Twice Weekly Report
January 17 - January 23, 2015

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
Bellwether Few Reach the Peaks: How to Fix Colorado’s Teacher Pensions Report 1/23/2015
Bellwether The Burden of Proof in Federal Education Policy Commentary 1/23/2015
ConnCAN Jennifer Alexander Offers Testimony Before The Black And Latino Caucus Commentary 1/23/2015
CRPE The Politics of K-12 Education in Small Rural School Districts: The Case of Idaho Report 1/23/2015
AEI The school choice journey: A conversation featuring US Senator Tim Scott Announcement 1/22/2015
Ed Next Will the Common Core Lead to More Schools Labeled Failing? Not Really. Commentary 1/22/2015
Ed Next What Does Online Learning Look Like? Commentary 1/22/2015
Education Trust Grappling With Disturbing Discrepancies in Discipline Commentary 1/22/2015
Education Trust What Would Happen Without Annual Testing? Commentary 1/22/2015
Fordham Institute Conservatives in a revolution Commentary 1/22/2015
George W. Bush Institute Mayors' Report Card on Education Report 1/22/2015
PEPG Experimentally Estimated Impacts of School Vouchers on College Enrollment and Degree Attainment Report 1/22/2015
TNTP Improving Teacher Evaluation in 2015 Commentary 1/22/2015
AEI Views from private schools: Attitudes about school choice programs in three states Report 1/21/2015
Bellwether What’s Behind Door #3? The Giant Local Testing Loophole in Alexander’s ESEA Proposal Commentary 1/21/2015
CRPE Cui Bono: Conflicts of Interest Are in the Eyes of the Beholder Commentary 1/21/2015
EdNext Views from Private Schools Commentary 1/21/2015
EdNext Fixing No Child Left Behind: Oral Testimony of Martin West Commentary 1/21/2015
Education Trust Statement From The Education Trust on the Support Making Assessments Reliable and Timely (SMART) Act Commentary 1/21/2015
Education Trust What’s the Score on Assessments? Most Say to Keep Them Annual and Make Them Count Commentary 1/21/2015
Fordham Institute Stump speech contest: What members of Congress should say about testing Commentary 1/21/2015
Fordham Institute Turning lightning into electricity: Organizing parents for education reform Commentary 1/21/2015
Fordham Institute Charters Without Lotteries: Testing Takeovers in New Orleans and Boston Commentary 1/21/2015
Fordham Institute Model Citizens Commentary 1/21/2015
Fordham Institute Why has education policy produced such little improvement? Commentary 1/21/2015
Brookings Institution Why Annual Statewide Testing Is Critical to Judging School Quality Commentary 1/20/2015
Ed Next Can an Online College Course Live Up to Students’ Expectations? Commentary 1/20/2015
EdNext 2015: The Year of Curriculum- Based Reform? Commentary 1/20/2015
Education Trust Why I Teach Where I Teach: The Opportunity to Share in Schoolwide Decisions Commentary 1/20/2015
Fordham Institute Don’t confuse jargon with rigor Commentary 1/20/2015
Friedman Foundation Is 2015 the Year for Universal School Choice? Commentary 1/20/2015
George W. Bush Institute Every Student Matters Commentary 1/20/2015
Heartland Institute New Parent Trigger School, Same Old Intimidation Weekly digest 1/20/2015
Hoover Institution Thanks to Gov. Cuomo, Preet Bharara and Sheldon Silver, it was a huge week for education reform Commentary 1/20/2015
NCTQ 2014 State Teacher Policy Yearbook Report 1/20/2015
Show-Me Institute Kansas City Public Schools Embraces Charter Education Commentary 1/20/2015
TNTP Quality Classrooms for the Littlest Learners Commentary 1/20/2015
Ed Next Exit, Voice, Loyalty—and the Common Core Commentary 1/19/2015
Heritage Foundation Teachers Union Accused of Ignoring State Law … for Four Decades Commentary 1/19/2015
Bellwether No, WaPo, Half of U.S. Kids Aren’t Living in Poverty (But the Truth is Still Pretty Bad) Commentary 1/18/2015
Heritage Foundation About 1 Million Kids Are Now Eating Dinner at School Commentary 1/18/2015
Heritage Foundation Republican’s Plan to Fix No Child Left Behind Fails to ‘Limit Washington Overreach’ Commentary 1/17/2015
Cato Institute Parents and Taxpayers Want More Educational Choice Commentary 1/16/2015
Ed Next Grade-Span Accountability Is A Bad Idea: Just Ask CAP and the AFT Commentary 1/16/2015
Ed Next Optimistic Predictions Notwithstanding, Common Core Faces Brutal 2015 Commentary 1/16/2015
New America Foundation At Education Week: Connect Children to the Classroom Early Commentary 1/16/2015
New America Foundation What the Rising Popularity in Dual Language Programs Could Mean for Dual Language Learners Commentary 1/16/2015
TNTP New York’s Tenure Laws Go to Court Commentary 1/16/2015
Progressive Policy Institute Press Release: Osborne to Lead PPI Project on Reinventing America’s Schools Commentary 1/15/2015
StudentsFirst Why Congress is Talking About Education and How it Affects Your Child’s School Commentary 1/15/2015
Ed Next Five Predictions for Education in 2015 Commentary 1/14/2015
Education Trust Dumb Policy Ideas Not Limited to the Far Right Commentary 1/14/2015
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 1/12/2015
Center for American Progress Despite Reports to the Contrary, New Teachers Are Staying in Their Jobs Longer Commentary 1/8/2015

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