Teacher Quality in Your State
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See how the states are shaping up on the policies that affect teachers
In January 2014 we issued a new comprehensive edition of the Yearbook, including all aspects of state teacher policy. Get info across all 50 states and DC on what states are doing to support effective teaching.
NCTQ tracks and analyzes regulations and legislation that shape the teaching profession in all 50 states and the District of Columbia across five policy areas: teacher preparation, evaluation, tenure, dismissal and LIFO and compensation.
There are 41 states where teacher pensions are currently insufficiently funded. Funding shortfalls grew in all but 7 states between 2009 and 2012. How's your state doing?
Get the inside scoop on district contracts and policies across the country
Check out our most recent research projects at school districts around the country, including Dayton, Philadelphia and Oakland.
Explore and compare collective bargaining agreements for more than 100 of the largest school districts across the country.
Get a monthly snapshot from our Teacher Contract Database. Past issues include school calendars, teacher salary, teacher observations and evaluations, and more.
See who's leading the way in teacher prep and how they're doing it
There's widespread public interest in strengthening teacher preparation -- but there's a significant data gap on what's working. We aim to fill this gap.
Over 20 state school chiefs, over 100 district superintendents, the Council of the Great City Schools and almost 80 advocacy organizations across 42 states and the District of Columbia have endorsed the Review.
We are very grateful to be able to post as resources exemplar materials from teacher preparation programs across the country.
Exciting new platforms to aid with Common Core implementation…
Our latest installment in our series on new contracts and other policy changes in NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database highlights a few interesting changes in six districts: Indianapolis, Albuquerque, Cleveland, Rochester, Anchorage and Christina (DE). …
New apps help teachers and kids follow the rules…
Great new resource on how to use video to teach classroom management…
After 10 months of negotiations, the city's district and teachers union reached a conceptual agreement just two days before their set deadline, avoiding what would have been the first teachers strike in Portland Public School history.
Finland's weak math performance can hardly be attributed to gains by other nations. …
Just as product ads say, "Bigger and better!" …
Over the past month, numerous teachers have taken up the fight and spoken out about the importance of classroom management…
We're surprising ourselves today by looking to the New York City Police Department as a potential role model for school districts. …
The New York Daily News ran a story that New York City Chancellor Fariņa is considering sending the 1,200 teachers in the absent teacher reserve (ATR) back into classrooms.
Today we're highlighting the move by several states to incorporate subject-specific testing for new teachers.