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Setting sights lower: States back away from elementary teacher licensure tests

Setting sights lower: States back away from elementary teacher licensure tests

Many states are moving to eliminate existing measures of content knowledge for aspiring teachers, citing concerns around possible teacher shortages.

Making Secretary Cardona’s vision for the teaching profession a reality

Making Secretary Cardona’s vision for the teaching profession a reality

Beyond the important areas outlined in the Secretary's remarks, we see two big challenges to the goal of access and...

Best bang for your buck? Teachers’ salaries are higher inside the classroom than out of it

Best bang for your buck? Teachers’ salaries are higher inside the classroom than out of it

A new working paper provides evidence that newly credentialed teachers earn higher salaries if they enter the classroom, rather than...

We wouldn’t lower standards for pilot licenses—so why teachers?

We wouldn’t lower standards for pilot licenses—so why teachers?

Who wants someone who has not demonstrated their knowledge and skills to be trusted with landing the plane? Teaching is...

How states are making licensure tests free to aspiring teachers

How states are making licensure tests free to aspiring teachers

These states' efforts illustrate multiple approaches to help aspiring teachers to mitigate the cost burden of testing fees.

Six steps to hire a strong teacher workforce

Six steps to hire a strong teacher workforce

Insights on what school districts can do to ensure every classroom is staffed with an effective teacher.

Reflections on the pandemic and the power of teachers

Reflections on the pandemic and the power of teachers

Now is the moment to chart a new path forward.

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.

Hiring school guidance counselors can help teachers and students thrive

Hiring school guidance counselors can help teachers and students thrive

Investing in resources, such as school guidance counselors, that help shape a positive school environment can set the stage for...

Who’s ready to teach elementary mathematics?

Who’s ready to teach elementary mathematics?

How school districts can use NCTQ's Teacher Prep Review Elementary Math standard findings in their recruiting and hiring decisions

Coming home to teach: Do local grads make better teachers?

Coming home to teach: Do local grads make better teachers?

Do teachers who return to the district they graduated from have a competitive edge over other beginning teachers?

Early hiring and more effective teachers

Early hiring and more effective teachers

One concrete step districts can take to build a stronger teacher workforce is to move up their hiring timelines.

We must do better

We must do better

We must join together to ensure that our nation keeps children and teachers safe.

Strategies to build a sustainable special education teacher workforce

Strategies to build a sustainable special education teacher workforce

An examination of incentives offered by states and large school districts.

In gratitude - A final message from Kate Walsh

In gratitude - A final message from Kate Walsh

Doing this job has been the privilege of a lifetime, shaping and championing better teacher policies across the nation.

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