NCTQ Digest

Through our teacher preparation studies, our district policy work, and our state policy work, NCTQ has developed expertise and relationships with experts across many areas of education policy. We work hard to stay informed on the latest news, best practices and research, and seek to share our findings and insights beyond our reports and databases. Check out our newsletter and other publications for bite-sized education policy lessons.


Check out our monthly Teacher Quality Bulletin for announcements, views, research, highlighted resources and a cartoon!  This issue features research on principals' value connected with value-added measures, collective influence of TFA teachers, tenure policies, and clinical practices.

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  • LAST UPDATED: 10/29/2014

    October 29th highlights: emphasis on ELLs in Denver, Oklahoma is seeking a salary increase for teachers, delays in ED's teacher prep regulations, teachers' value of retirement benefits, and more.

  • LAST UPDATED: 10/27/2014

    The latest contract and policy changes from the districts in our Teacher Contract Database. Indianapolis, Albuquerque, Cleveland, Rochester, Anchorage, and Christina (DE) all have updates.

  • LAST UPDATED: 10/31/2014

    October's Teacher Trendline focuses on teacher leave. We analyze sick and personal leave, as well as policies that differentiate leave by experience and allow teachers to carry leave over from year to year.