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NCTQ's work covers a variety of issues related to teacher quality, including teacher preparation and licensure; evaluation and tenure; compensation and retirement benefits; and dismissal and layoff policies.

Kate Walsh

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Kency Nittler

Teacher Trends
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Teacher Contract Database

This database includes policy information on 147 school districts across the country. We analyze collective bargaining agreements, evaluation handbooks, salary schedules, and other documents to distill district policy across key topics such as salary, evaluation, and teacher work day.

Rob Rickenbrode

Senior Managing Director,
Teacher Preparation Strategies
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Teacher Prep Review

Since 2006, NCTQ has reviewed programs, made recommendations, and highlighted the best we've seen of key elements for undergraduate and graduate programs for elementary, secondary and special education.

Elizabeth Ross

Managing Director,
State Policy
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State Policy Yearbook Database

This includes data and analysis of state laws, rules, and regulations that shape the teaching profession - from teacher preparation, licensing, and evaluation to compensation, professional development, and dismissal policies.