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Think Twice Weekly Report
May 16 - May 22, 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
Cato Institute Texas Pastors Are Wrong about School Choice Commentary 5/22/2015
Heartland Institute The Slow Death of Common Core Commentary 5/22/2015
AEI Measuring mastery, not time: Competency-based learning and the future of higher education Announcement 5/21/2015
ConnCAN Connecticut's Achievement Gap In One Table Commentary 5/21/2015
Ed Next Aim for Individual Mastery and the Rest Will Follow Commentary 5/21/2015
Ed Next Was Missouri’s Interdistrict Transfer Program Poorly Designed? Commentary 5/21/2015
Heartland Institute PARCC to Shorten Tests Following Parent, Teacher Outcry Commentary 5/21/2015
Third Way How the ECAA Addresses NCLB Complaints Commentary 5/21/2015
TNTP School + Social Services = Success for Kids? Commentary 5/21/2015
Bellwether Hard Fun: Q&A with Greg Toppo on Educational Gaming Commentary 5/20/2015
Cato Institute The Year of Educational Choice: Update II Commentary 5/20/2015
Education Trust Evaluating an Evaluation System: Lessons From a New York Times Graphic Commentary 5/20/2015
Fordham Institute Workforce training and the American Dream Commentary 5/20/2015
Fordham Institute The Education Gadfly Weekly Weekly digest 5/20/2015
Heartland Institute Feds Force Virginia District into Transgender Locker Rooms Commentary 5/20/2015
Heartland Institute Stupefying Generations of Americans Commentary 5/20/2015
Show-Me Institute House Bill 42, You Can’t Please Everyone Commentary 5/20/2015
AEI The paperwork pile-up: Measuring the burden of charter school applications Report 5/19/2015
AEI Wanted: Better charter school applications Commentary 5/19/2015
Bellwether The Hand-off of a Lifetime for Native American Students Commentary 5/19/2015
Ed Next Common Core and Classroom Instruction: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Commentary 5/19/2015
Education Trust What Does Good Education Research Say? Commentary 5/19/2015
Empire Center School tax growth sinks under cap Commentary 5/19/2015
Fordham Institute Uncommonly Engaging? A Review of the EngageNY English Language Arts Common Core Curriculum Report 5/19/2015
Public Impact Texas Launches Statewide Opportunity Culture Initiative Commentary 5/19/2015
TNTP A Front-Row Seat to History Commentary 5/19/2015
AEI Obama suffers from narrow view of what’s ‘public’ Report 5/18/2015
Cato Institute A Happy Birthday for Head Start? Commentary 5/18/2015
Cato Institute Florida Judge Dismisses Lawsuit against School Choice Commentary 5/18/2015
Center for American Progress A Fresh Look at School Funding: 5 New Ideas for ESEA Reauthorization Report 5/18/2015
Fordham Institute Knowledge is literacy Commentary 5/18/2015
Fordham Institute The American Dream in crisis: A conversation with Robert Putnam Transcript 5/18/2015
Fordham Institute Ohio Education Gadfly Biweekly Biweekly digest 5/18/2015
New America Foundation Dual Language Learners Reader Post #2: Who are Dual Language Learners? Commentary 5/18/2015
New America Foundation Head Start: Serving America’s Neediest Children for 50 Years and Counting Commentary 5/18/2015
New America Foundation Child Care Assistance Laws Blocking Parents’ Potential Commentary 5/18/2015

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