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  • State Policy See how the states are shaping up on the policies that affect teachers  

    State-by-State Summary

    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.
     

    Policy Issues Overview

    Understand the Policy Issues and the current state of the country in these areas. This is the basis for the annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook. NCTQ tracks and analyzes regulations and legislation that shape the teaching profession in all 50 states and the District of Columbia across six policy areas: teacher preparation, evaluation, tenure, dismissal and LIFO, compensation and pensions.
     

    Teacher Pensions | State Policy Issues

    In 2014 teacher pension systems had a total of a half trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities — a debt load that climbed more than $100 billion in just the last two years. Across the states, an average of 70 cents of every dollar contributed to state teacher pension systems goes toward paying off the ever-increasing pension debt, not to future teacher benefits. How is your state doing?
     
  • District Policy Get the inside scoop on district contracts and policies across the country  

    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’s Teacher Trendline examines how much sick and personal leave the nation's biggest districts give each year and also how they incentivize their teachers, through leave carryover and buyback policies, to encourage the highest possible teacher attendance.
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  • Teacher Prep 2014 Program Rankings  

    Teacher Prep Resources

    We are very grateful to be able to post as resources exemplar materials from teacher preparation programs across the country.

     

    Our Approach

    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.

     

    Search 2014 Teacher Prep Review Findings

     

Commentary

  • LAST UPDATED: 05/13/2015

    This week in the news: Teacher quality happenings this week: a new American Federation of Teachers’ survery find that teacher's job satisfaction has dropped, James G. Cibulka is out as president of CAEP, and more!


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  • LAST UPDATED: 07/21/2015

    The latest contract and policy changes from the districts in our Teacher Contract Database. In this edition, we travel to Southern California and look at contract changes in Los Angeles and San Diego. 

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  • LAST UPDATED: 07/30/2015

    This month’s Teacher Trendline examines how much sick and personal leave the nation's biggest districts give each year and also how they incentivize their teachers, through leave carryover and buyback policies, to encourage the highest possible teacher attendance.
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