District Policy

School districts' teacher policies have a significant impact on their ability to attract, develop and retain effective educators.
NCTQ has been conducting district studies since 2009 and maintains a teacher contract database with coded regulations for over  130 districts and two charter management organizations.

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District Studies

Check out our most recent research projects at school districts around the country, including Dayton, Philadelphia and Oakland.


NCTQ Teacher Contract Database

Explore and compare collective bargaining agreements for more than 120 of the largest school districts across the country.


The NCTQ Teacher Trendline

This month, we take a look at how much leave time teachers receive each year and what policies school districts use to incentivize higher teacher attendance.