The scarce, incomplete, and elusive teacher workforce data

The scarce, incomplete, and elusive teacher workforce data

One thing we know for certain: K-12 educator workforce data is lagging, lacking, and limited.

Are teacher salaries keeping up with inflation?

Are teacher salaries keeping up with inflation?

An in-depth look at whether teacher salary increases have kept pace with rising consumer prices.

It’s taking a really long time to get state longitudinal data systems right

It’s taking a really long time to get state longitudinal data systems right

While most states have made progress in building out their data systems, key data connections are missing.

What it takes for research to grab the attention of policymakers

What it takes for research to grab the attention of policymakers

A new study explores how education policymakers in the U.S. use research evidence to inform their decisions.

Pay increases and other non-obscure strategies to address the substitute teacher shortage

Pay increases and other non-obscure strategies to address the substitute teacher shortage

How several large school districts are revisiting policies surrounding pay and health benefits to attract prospective substitute teachers.

COVID-related incentives for teachers during the 2021-22 school year

COVID-related incentives for teachers during the 2021-22 school year

Teachers faced many difficulties last year due to the pandemic. Concerns about teachers not returning for the 2021-22 school year...

Do state collective bargaining rules influence district teacher policies?

Do state collective bargaining rules influence district teacher policies?

An analysis of state rules on collective bargaining for teachers and the content of school districts' policies across 148 districts...

What do teachers think of their evaluation feedback?

What do teachers think of their evaluation feedback?

A recent paper puts the spotlight back on the quality of feedback teachers receive in their evaluations.

Comparing school districts on class size policies

Comparing school districts on class size policies

Working conditions play a crucial role in teachers' wellbeing, especially after 18 taxing months of reinventing education due to the...

A look at districts’ planning and collaboration policies for their teachers

A look at districts’ planning and collaboration policies for their teachers

As districts begin to plan what the next school year will look like, we analyze how teacher planning and collaboration time are...

The revolutionary retention strategy of investing in beginning teachers

The revolutionary retention strategy of investing in beginning teachers

We examine the extent to which beginning teachers are receiving any form of compensating differentials that would help increase teacher...

Admissions requirements: Following the lead of state policy?

Admissions requirements: Following the lead of state policy?

Do state policies have an impact on who enters teacher preparation and what is the impact of program' admissions requirements...

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

Upping the ante: The current state of teacher pay in the nation's large school districts

As we close in on one year of the COVID-19 lockdown, we examine how resources are being used to recruit...

Tracking district teacher policies in the COVID-19 environment

Tracking district teacher policies in the COVID-19 environment

New data & analysis from negotiated agreements on school reopening, PPE, teacher eval, leave, & more.

Strengthening the teacher workforce even before they enter the classroom

Strengthening the teacher workforce even before they enter the classroom

A recently published study sheds some light on how teacher evaluation and accountability policies might affect the quantity or quality...

Leave and health insurance for teachers: safeguards amid COVID-19 worries

Leave and health insurance for teachers: safeguards amid COVID-19 worries

In the absence of a federal protection, it becomes the jurisdiction of individual districts to lay out protocols.

Is the one-track mind of the ed reform movement doing more harm than good?

Is the one-track mind of the ed reform movement doing more harm than good?

The absence of a college diploma, or worse, someone not wanting one, has become something that must be overcome, which reveals...

Substitute teachers during the pandemic: requirements, benefits, and pay

Substitute teachers during the pandemic: requirements, benefits, and pay

Although districts reopening schools virtually may have less need for substitute teachers due to teachers' reduced exposure to illness, districts...

Why, then, do teachers leave?

Why, then, do teachers leave?

Teacher turnover has proven to be not only costly for schools, but also detrimental to teacher effectiveness and student learning....

Supporting teachers through mentoring and collaboration

Supporting teachers through mentoring and collaboration

As school districts work out next year's instructional format and take stock of their teacher workforce, districts in a position...

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

Teacher layoff criteria during a pandemic-driven recession

No district wants to lay off personnel. But if it ought to be done, NCTQ (along with other education researchers...

Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

Teacher evaluations and support during COVID-19 closures

In this unprecedented time of school closures, districts must walk a fine line regarding teacher evaluations.

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus

Student teaching and initial licensure in the times of coronavirus

States must now consider how these coronavirus-related closures are impacting student teaching and other licensure requirements.