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Top five state priorities for education leaders, researchers, and advocates

To learn about state priorities in the coming years, NCTQ surveyed education leaders, advocacy groups, and researchers across the country.

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Connect the Dots: States’ priorities, policies, and practices impact student outcomes

Do state leaders suffer from a lack of strategy? To really connect the dots and make an impact, states need...

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Precious little time: How to make teachers' professional learning worthwhile

How do you balance teachers' need for professional development with the time it takes away from their students? And do...

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Teacher Professional Development: What works and what might surprise you

Teachers need to be constant learners to keep up with an ever-changing landscape. But professional development can vary a lot,...

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Investing in new teacher orientation and mentoring can produce long-term benefits

The first year of teaching is an uphill climb. As new teachers learn the ropes, they also need to connect...

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Data Brief: How do trends in teacher preparation enrollment and completion vary by state?

How popular of a career choice is teaching? New data analysis shows trends in teacher prep program enrollment and completion.

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Paraprofessionals: Understudied, undercompensated, and in short supply

Little is know about paraprofessionals in the classroom, but a recent study in Washington sheds some much-needed light on these...

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An easy fix? How technology can provide teacher demand data

A recent working paper shows a simple hack school leaders can use to ease teaching vacancy woes: Automate data collection.

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Scrambling to hire teachers doesn’t have to be a recurring rat race

Filling those hard-to-staff teacher vacancies doesn't have to be so hard. Making a few straightforward adjustments to compensation, incentives, and...

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Teaching that goes beyond the test? How to measure the many accomplishments of great teachers

What does the research say about measuring how great a teacher is other than their students' test scores?

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Coming up ACEs in Dallas: Differentiated pay for teachers and dramatic gains for students

A new study examines a program in Dallas—Accelerating Campus Excellence or ACE—that sought to boost teacher pay for stellar educators...

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Think a four-day school week is better? Think again

A four-day work week may seem like a good way to attract teachers and address tightening school budgets, but researchers...

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Give teachers what they want (and students what they need): Effective teacher prep

Teachers demand better training on how to teach reading. Teacher prep programs ought to do more

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Bridging the gap: Recruiting teachers trained in the science of reading

What can districts do to secure teachers prepared to teach scientifically based reading instruction?

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Ten maxims: What we've learned so far about how children learn to read by Dr. Reid Lyon

Together we can address the literacy crisis head-on, reversing historical patterns of inequity and changing the lives of millions of...