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Teacher Trendline: 2013 Recap

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December 2013

Recap of the Year's Trendlines

Welcome to NCTQ's newly re-named Teacher Trendline newsletter (subscribe here). A special shout-out goes to the anonymous survey respondent who proposed the new name.

This month we look back at the topics we've covered this year. By far, teacher salaries are the most popular topic we covered in 2013. Here's a taste of the high and low salary data from February.

We sliced salary data a little differently in June when we looked at urban versus suburban salaries. Would the "urban myth" of high salaries in the suburbs bear out? At the beginning of a teacher's career, not so much, but by the end of one's career (on average, in our sample), the financial advantage shifts to the 'burbs.

Read the full issues of these two Teacher Trendlines along with the others we've published this year. Links to each issue are below.

January -- Who is evaluating teachers?

February -- Teacher salaries

March -- Excessing and placement

April -- Health insurance premiums

May -- Substitute teachers

June -- Teacher salaries, urban vs. suburban

July -- Timing of teacher contracts

August -- Student and teacher school years

October -- Philadelphia's contract negotiations

November -- The role of teacher performance in evaluations, pay and layoffs

Have an idea for a 2014 Teacher Trendline? Email us at teachertrendline@nctq.org.

The Teacher Trendline is NCTQ's monthly newsletter designed just for school district officials (subscribe here). Each month we use data from NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database to highlight the latest trends in school district policies and collective bargaining agreements nationwide.  The database contains teacher policies from 114 school districts, including the 50 largest districts, the largest district in each state, Broad Prize winners, Gates investment districts and members of the Council of the Great City Schools.  Teacher policies from all 50 states are also included.  Send feedback to teachertrendline@nctq.org.