Colorado Earns "C+" for Teacher Effectiveness Policies

New report from the National Council on Teacher Quality gives Colorado improved grades for policies that support effective teaching


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The National Council on Teacher Quality today released its seventh annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook, which includes a 360-degree analysis of every state law, rule and regulation that shapes the effectiveness of the teaching profession in Colorado.

Colorado received an overall grade of C+, improved from a C in 2011, the last year the state's full portfolio of teacher policies was graded, and improved from a D+ in 2009. 

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