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.
It's tax day in America, the day we settle up with Uncle Sam for all of the services provided for the common good, including education.
While the snow may be gone, its impact lingers. School districts across the country are scrambling to make up "snow days" to meet state-required minimums for instructional time.
Two new studies show that teacher pensions are unfair and that the problem is getting worse…
To help illustrate the teacher evaluation landscape, NCTQ has developed a set of briefs that provide a primer on each state's evaluation requirements and timeline for implementation. …
Illinois' poorly-timed basic skills test is leaving teacher candidates out in the cold…
World Autism Awareness Day is celebrated by lighting up buildings blue…
From time to time we update the NCTQ Teacher Contract Database and today we...
We can't close the achievement gap if we don't close the opportunity gap. …
We're excited to bring back the Teacher Trendline series with one of our most popular topics: teacher salaries. …
Although foundational reading skills are included in the Common Core, are they getting kicked to the curb as yesterday's buzzwords?