Effectively evaluating special education teachers may require a different approach

A new working paper may be cause for genuine concern regarding the most widely-used evaluation instrument in the country, the...


It’s time to get serious about professional development and support for substitute teachers

It's time to show our substitute teachers that we value them—and the time they spend with our students.


Are teacher salaries keeping up with inflation?

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


The evidence is mounting: Teacher specialization in elementary grades hurts student learning

Assigning elementary teachers to teach only their best subjects, also known as "teacher specialization," holds a lot of appeal...


Are teachers quitting?

Given how disruptive it is for schools to deal with even a single absent teacher, you'd think we would know...


Four states working to close the teacher diversity gap

Looking back on 2021, what legislative action did states take to close the teacher diversity gap?


California increased school funding. Here’s why it didn’t work

A new study makes the case that a $23 billion investment in California schools didn't just fail but backfired.


Dig into the Research: Teacher licensure, student achievement, and the edTPA

NCTQ President Kate Walsh hosts a panel discussion on how the edTPA affects the teaching profession with leading researchers in...


Seven ways to make improving teacher evaluation worth the work

A look at how using evidence-based practices can help ensure that teacher evaluation systems produce positive outcomes.


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

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


The rise and fall of better teacher evaluation: Who gets the blame?

Even reasonably sensible ideas that are grounded in strong research still have difficulty overcoming what invariably gets thrown at them.


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.


Teacher quality in 2021: A story of resilience

Our nation's educators and students are exhausted and embattled, but not beaten.


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...