Contact Laura Johnson, Director of Communications, (firstname.lastname@example.org/202-393-0020 ext.117) to find out who on NCTQ staff is best equipped to answer your specific question or to request an interview with NCTQ leadership. You can also reach out to our communications consultant, Lisa Cohen, email@example.com or 310-395-2544.
There are useful resources dedicated to each of our three research areas.
- States: The State Teacher Policy Yearbook grades each state on the quality of its teacher policies. The 2011 Yearbook is our most comprehensive edition to date.
- Districts/unions: Tr3 is a database of over 100 school districts' teacher contracts, school board policies (including school calendars and pay schedules), and state laws. The database also does the heavy lifting for you, answering over 300 questions specific to each district, such as the role of seniority in teacher staffing and teacher salaries. You can compare a single district or state with any other district or state in the database. Run your own nifty report. Try it!
- Ed schools: If you are interested in teacher preparation, NCTQ is in the process of evaluating all of the nation's education schools, for publication by U.S. News & World Report in June 2013. In the meantime, you can review any one of our reports that led up to the Teacher Prep Review; FAQs; the standards that we will be applying; all communications with higher education institutions about the review, including our responses to issues and ratings appeals; the data request we are making of institutions; the members of our Technical Panel; and our funders to date.