Statement from Kate Walsh, President of the National Council on Teacher Quality, on Scrapping New York’s Literacy Test for Prospective Teachers

Today, New York's State Board of Regents is considering doing away with a recently adopted licensing test for teacher candidates, amid concerns that the too many black and Latino teacher candidates fail to pass the test.NCTQ President...

Statement from Kate Walsh on Congressional Action on the Federal Teacher Preparation Regulations

The Senate is now considering a bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that overturns the teacher preparation regulations finalized by the Department of Education this past October. NCTQ President Kate Walsh released this...

Eight Districts Win First-Ever Great Districts for Great Teachers Initiative; School Districts Proved Greatness Through 18-Month Evaluation

Eight school districts just became the nation's first-ever Great Districts for Great Teachers. This new honor, developed by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), recognizes districts for their exceptional programs and policies on recruiting,...

NCTQ to Announce First-Ever Winners of Great Districts for Great Teachers Initiative

NCTQ will unveil the eight winning Great Districts for Great Teachers out of an original pool of 123 school districts. These districts have proven themselves to be national leaders on teacher issues, triumphing through a rigorous 18-month...

New Study: U.S. Teacher Pension Debt Eclipses a Half Trillion Dollars; States Not Confronting Pension Crisis

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) and EducationCounsel today released Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis. The report evaluates state teacher pension policies, and includes policy profiles...

NCTQ and EducationCounsel to release new report on the teacher pension debt crisis and what it means for teachers and policymakers

NCTQ and EducationCounsel will release a new report, Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis on February 22, 2017. The report evaluates state teacher pension policies against a forward...

DESPITE REFORMS, MOST STATES ALLOW TEACHERS TO EARN EFFECTIVE RATINGS EVEN WITHOUT GAINS IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, SAYS NEW REPORT

Since 2009, the number of states requiring school districts to incorporate evidence of student learning as at least a significant part of teacher evaluations has grown to 30 states. Despite clear legislative intent, rules or guidance in...

NCTQ to release new report on the effects of recent reforms of state teacher evaluation policies on teacher effectiveness ratings

NCTQ will release a new report, Running in Place: How New Teacher Evaluations Fail to Live Up to Promises. The report examines teacher evaluation policies in the 30 states that require objective measures of student...

ALASKA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ

Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate teachers well versed in both evidence-based...

ARIZONA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ

Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate teachers well versed in both evidence-based...

NCTQ Launches New Ratings of Elementary Teacher Prep Programs

Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate teachers well versed in both evidence-based...

ARKANSAS Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ

Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate teachers well versed in both evidence-based...

DELAWARE Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating By NCTQ

Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate teachers well versed in both evidence-based...

GEORGIA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ

Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate teachers well versed...

INDIANA Teacher Prep Programs Get New Rating From NCTQ

Today, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) released new ratings for 875 undergraduate elementary teacher preparation programs. The latest Teacher Prep Review found evidence that the nation's top programs--those that graduate teachers well versed in both evidence-based...