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! In our first issue of 2015, read about the lack of alignment in teacher prep programs on the same campuses, reviews of the latest education research, our take on noteworthy human capital policies in Boston Public Schools and much, much more.

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  • LAST UPDATED: 01/28/2015

    This week stories include a research analysis on whether schools around the country are hiring the best and brightest new teachers, the Commonwealth Court ruled against Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission, a round-up of education highlights from over a dozen state of the state addresses, and more!

  • LAST UPDATED: 01/20/2015

    The latest contract and policy changes from the districts in our Teacher Contract Database. In this edition, we cover recent contract changes in Minneapolis, MN, Granite School District, UT and Bridgeport Public Schools, CT.

  • LAST UPDATED: 01/30/2015

    In our first Teacher Trendline of  2015, we take a look into district layoff policies including the role of tenure and seniority in layoff decisions and how long laid-off teachers have recall rights.