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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

Kate Walsh

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Graham Drake

Graham Drake

Managing Director,
Data & Analysis
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Teacher Prep Review

Since 2006, NCTQ has reviewed programs, made recommendations, and highlighted the best undergraduate, graduate, and alternative programs preparing both elementary and secondary teachers. Connect with Graham for information on the Teacher Prep Review, including the research behind our standards and how we evaluate programs.

Shannon Holston

Shannon Holston

Chief of Policy & Programs Read bio
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State and District Teacher Policy

NCTQ collects and analyzes data for all 50 states and D.C. as well as over 145 of the largest school districts across the country on policies that shape the teaching profession. Connect with Shannon for information on the State Teacher Policy Database or the Teacher Contract Database, and for analysis of issues from teacher preparation, licensing, and evaluation to compensation, professional development, and collective bargaining, including recent teacher policy trends.

Hannah Putman

Hannah Putman

Managing Director,
Research
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Teacher Quality Research

NCTQ uses both our own original research and peer-reviewed research by others in the field to develop goals and recommendations for teacher preparation programs, state education policymakers, and school district leaders to support improvements in teacher quality. Connect with Hannah for information on the research behind NCTQ's teacher quality and teacher diversity initiatives.