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State governments reign over the teaching profession

State governments are arguably the most powerful authority over the teaching profession. Since 2007, NCTQ has tracked and analyzed teacher policies across all 50 states and the District of Columbia in our State Teacher Policy Yearbook. The Yearbook presents the most detailed analysis available of each state's performance against, and progress toward, a set of specific, research-based teacher policy goals aimed at helping states build a comprehensive policy framework in support of teacher effectiveness.

The State Teacher Policy Yearbook

summarizes how the states are doing in developing policies that improve the teaching profession.

NCTQ provides an annual 360-degree analysis of every policy states have on their books that affects the quality of teachers, specifically state efforts to shape teacher preparation, licensing, evaluation and compensation. Dig into a single state, compare several states or explore national teacher policy trends.

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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.

 

State by State Policy analysis

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.

 

Teacher Pensions | State Policy Issues

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?