Research competition: Call for proposals

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NCTQ is calling for proposals for our research competition Help or Hindrance? What is the impact of teacher roles, rules, and rights on teacher quality? The competition is an opportunity to explore NCTQ's groundbreaking database, Tr3, which contains the intricacies of collective bargaining agreements, school board policies, and state laws for 100 schools districts and all 50 states.

The deadline for proposals is May 30, 2008--just one month away! Apply yourself or help spread the word--but act quickly.

NCTQ is particularly interested in attracting new scholars from all fields to education policy research. A jury of top educational scholars will select 12 applicants as semi-finalists who will receive $5,000 to conduct research and write a formal research paper. In December, eight finalists will be selected to present their papers at a national conference to be held in winter '09 in Washington, D.C. At the conference, prizes of $15,000 and $5,000 will be awarded to the top two papers.

For details, please visit Tr3.