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Think Twice Weekly Report
May 9 - May 15, 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 Why the Entirely Expected Death of Texas’s School Finance Overhaul Isn’t Entirely Bad News Commentary 5/15/2015
Cato Institute Do Racial Disparities Explain Flat Student Performance? Commentary 5/15/2015
Heritage Foundation Students Thrive in D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program Obama Refuses to Fund Commentary 5/15/2015
Public Impact Launches Opportunity Culture Series Commentary 5/15/2015
Brookings Institute Common Core and classroom instruction: The good, the bad, and the ugly Commentary 5/14/2015
Cato Institute Mr. President, Don’t Scapegoat Private Schools Commentary 5/14/2015
CRPE Shining a Light on Common Enrollment Commentary 5/14/2015
Education Sector Place Matters: So Do Schools and Teachers Commentary 5/14/2015
Fordham Institute But, Mr. President, we have been investing in public education Commentary 5/14/2015
Fordham Institute Are parents and taxpayers being misled? The proficiency illusion strikes again Commentary 5/14/2015
Fordham Institute Thanks to Common Core, most states will finally close the "honesty gap" Commentary 5/14/2015
George W. Bush Institute Why We Should Know Whether Students Can Write Commentary 5/14/2015
Heritage Foundation Congress Goes to High School: Students Get a Firsthand Look at Debate Over School Choice Commentary 5/14/2015
Reason Foundation Improved Accountability System Can Help Texas' Failing Schools Commentary 5/14/2015
Reason Foundation Money Alone Can’t Buy School Equity Commentary 5/14/2015
School Choice Wisconsin Demand for School Choice Program Grows Again Press release 5/14/2015
TNTP A Baltimore Teacher Speaks Up Commentary 5/14/2015
ConnCAN The Need For Diversity In Connecticut’s Classrooms Commentary/video 5/13/2015
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 5/13/2015
New America Foundation Matching the Changing Demographics of Young Children in the Early Ed Workforce Commentary 5/13/2015
Show-Me Institute Can Normandy Be Saved? Commentary 5/13/2015
TNTP Empowering Principals—In the Right Ways Commentary 5/13/2015
AEI The next front in the preschool fight Commentary 5/12/2015
AEI The science of early learning: A foundation for expanding opportunity Announcement 5/12/2015
Cato Institute Opt Out Tests If Child’s a “Mere Creature of the State” Commentary 5/12/2015
Ed Next New York City’s Small-Schools Revolution Commentary 5/12/2015
Education Sector Real Teacher Appreciation: Let Them Lead Commentary 5/12/2015
Friedman Foundation Montana Governor Vetoes ESA for Students with Special Needs Commentary 5/12/2015
Friedman Foundation Montana’s Universal Tax-Credit Scholarship Bill Simplified Commentary 5/12/2015
Heartland Institute Idaho Superintendent Supports Parents Commentary 5/12/2015
New America Foundation 2014 Preschool Yearbook: Slow and Steady Is Not Good Enough Commentary 5/12/2015
CRPE Common Enrollment, Parents, and School Choice: Early Evidence from Denver and New Orleans Report 5/11/2015
Education Trust Ensuring Equitable Access to Strong Teachers: Important Elements of an Effective State Action Plan Report 5/11/2015
Education Trust So What Does School Leadership Look Like? Commentary 5/11/2015
Fordham Institute The State of Preschool 2014 Commentary 5/11/2015
NCTQ TQ News Extra Weekly newsletter 5/11/2015
New America Foundation Introducing the Dual Language Learners Reader: Post #1 Commentary 5/11/2015
Public Impact Op-Ed: N.C. Must Invest to Magnify Great Teachers’ Impact Commentary 5/11/2015
Public Impact Indianapolis District Lays Opportunity Culture Groundwork Commentary 5/11/2015
Fordham Institute Bad, Better…Best Commentary 5/8/2015
Heartland Institute Wisconsin Assembly to Consider Making Opting Out of Tests Easier for Parents Commentary 5/8/2015
Heartland Institute Legislators Place Moratorium on Charter Schools in Wilmington, Delaware Commentary 5/8/2015
Heartland Institute Teachers Unions File Appeal of Vergara Decision Commentary 5/7/2015

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