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Think Twice Weekly Report
February 14 - February 20, 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 Correcting the Record on the Louisiana Scholarship Program Commentary 2/20/2015
Cato Institute 2015: The Year of Educational Choice Commentary 2/20/2015
Fordham Institute An ode to Common Core kindergarten standards Commentary 2/20/2015
Friedman Foundation Friday Freakout: Does Supporting School Choice Mean Hating Public Schools? Commentary 2/20/2015
Heartland Institute Illinois Legislators Resume Work on Student Privacy Reform Commentary 2/20/2015
New America Foundation Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) Provides Dual Language Learners with a Strong Start Commentary 2/20/2015
Shom-Me Institute The Future of Education in Kansas City Commentary 2/20/2015
ALEC The Past, Present and Future of Common Core Part 1 Video 2/19/2015
Bellwether Speaking of School Turnaround Stratgies: Do They Work? Commentary 2/19/2015
Brookings Institute Preserving the federal role in encouraging and evaluating education innovation Commentary 2/19/2015
Center on Education Policy Building a Better Relationship between Education and Data Announcement 2/19/2015
Education Trust Bridging the Gap ‘Between Helplessness and Hope’ Commentary 2/19/2015
Fordham Institute Five ideas to strengthen the No Child Left Behind reauthorization proposals Commentary 2/19/2015
Fordham Institute Ed Trust Midwest report on Michigan's charter authorizers: A decent start, but hardly the final word Commentary 2/19/2015
Fordham Institute Getting observations right Commentary 2/19/2015
Heritage Foundation More States Push Back Against Common Core Commentary 2/19/2015
New America Foundation Strengthening Early Learning in a New ESEA Part 3 Commentary 2/19/2015
TNTP Getting Past “Do Better Now” Commentary 2/19/2015
Bellwether Quick Hit: “Stop Trying to Fix Black and Brown Students” Commentary 2/18/2015
CRPE Principals: The Lead Communicators in the Portfolio Strategy Report 2/18/2015
Education Trust Why I Teach Where I Teach: To Disrupt the Pedagogy of Poverty Commentary 2/18/2015
Fordham Institute The central problem with Jason Riley's argument Commentary 2/18/2015
Fordham Institute ESEA testing proposals in one picture Commentary 2/18/2015
Fordham Institute THE EDUCATION GADFLY WEEKLY Weekly digest 2/18/2015
Friedman Foundation ESAs are Key to Improving Ed, Attracting Talent in Detroit Commentary 2/18/2015
Heritage Foundation Student Success Act Does Not Repeal Common Core. States Must Take the Lead. Commentary 2/18/2015
School Choice Wisconsin School Choice Wisconsin Revises Open Records Request Commentary 2/18/2015
Third Way Ten Things the 114th Congress Can Do on Head Start to Improve Mobility Commentary 2/18/2015
Center for American Progress Do More, Add More, Earn More: Teacher Salary Redesign Lessons from 10 First-Mover Districts Report 2/17/2015
Ed Next Stop Pitting Technology Against Quality, In-Person Time Commentary 2/17/2015
Ed Next One-Parent Students Leave School Earlier Commentary 2/17/2015
Heartland Institute School Choice Supporters Applaud Wisconsin Governor’s Budget Commentary 2/17/2015
TNTP Tackling School Turnarounds Commentary 2/17/2015
Cato Institute Disappointed Broad Foundation Pauses its $1 Million Prize for Urban Schools. Foreseeable? Commentary 2/16/2015
CRPE Let's Kill Innovation Commentary 2/16/2015
Empire Center Editorial: Paging Deborah Glick: Part 2 Commentary 2/15/2015
Thomas Fordham One size fits most, even in the suburbs Commentary 2/15/2015
AEI Uncle Sam isn’t good at school reform ‘cover’ Commentary 2/13/2015
Fordham Institute Teacher evaluation gone wrong Commentary 2/10/2015



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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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