Search Results: Hiring and Assignment

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What school districts can do to tackle teacher shortages
https://www.nctq.org/blog/What-school-districts-can-do-to-tackle-teacher-shortages
Coverage of teacher shortages tells of real struggles faced by districts, but it only tells part of the story.

Ripple effects: effective teaching echoes for years
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Ripple-effects:-effective-teaching-echoes-for-years
The nation has taken steps toward giving all students, regardless of their background, equal access to great teachers. By more equitably distributing teachers, can schools actually get more equitable results,...

Can better applicant screening raise teacher quality?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Can-better-applicant-screening-raise-teacher-quality
It's teacher hiring season, and school districts are out in full force working to recruit teachers.

Strong support for rigorous principal evaluations
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Strong-support-for-rigorous-principal-evaluations
In Tennessee schools, accountability starts at the top - and that might be making all the difference.

Want teachers who are ready on day one? Here's where to look!
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Want-teachers-who-are-ready-on-day-one-Heres-where-to-look!
As school districts plan for the coming school year, many are already considering where to recruit a fresh crop of new teachers - teachers eager to put everything they've learned...

Does Opportunity Culture bring students more opportunities to learn?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Does-Opportunity-Culture-bring-students-more-opportunities-to-learn
About 20 school districts have adopted new staffing models known collectively as Opportunity Culture, each designed to maximize the impact of great teachers. Makes sense, but does it work? Thanks...

In Data We Trust
https://www.nctq.org/blog/In-Data-We-Trust
Without first understanding a problem, it's next-to-impossible to fix it. A new policy brief demonstrates how one state looked first to data to better understand its schools' inequitable assignment of...

When it comes to attracting out-of-state teachers, do states shoot themselves in the foot?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/When-it-comes-to-attracting-out--of--state-teachers,-do-states-shoot-themselves-in-the-foot
As many states struggle to staff all their classrooms, they might want to examine the degree to which their own policies discourage qualified teachers from applying.

Can Moving Teachers Between Grade Levels Actually Hurt Student Learning?
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Can-Moving-Teachers-Between-Grade-Levels-Actually-Hurt-Student-Learning
A great deal of attention has been given to the learning loss that can take place under brand new teachers, but there is a growing body of research that shows...

Teacher Shortages and Surpluses Databurst
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Shortages-and-Surpluses-Databurst
The Teacher Shortages and Surpluses Databurst is an analysis of states' work to track teacher shortages and surpluses, and to implement the policy solutions to address these challenges. This resource...

Want to keep great teachers in high-needs schools? Train them there
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Want-to-keep-great-teachers-in-high--needs-schools-Train-them-there
Even today, high-needs schools struggle to attract and, more critically, retain effective and experienced teachers. We think teacher prep programs are missing a huge opportunity to tackle this issue, through...

The best laid plans...
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-best-laid-plans...
There is a cautionary lesson from a new working paper examining Houston's bold talent initiative. In many ways, it yielded the results intended by retaining a higher number of great...

2017 State Dismissal Policies
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/Dismissal-79
See how states fared on our policy goals for dismissing teachers for poor performance in 2017.

2017 State Layoff Policies
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/Layoffs-79
Learn more about best practices in state layoff policies from our 2017 State Teacher Policy Yearbook.

2017 State Substitute Teacher Licensing
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/Licensure-for-Substitute-Teachers-86
Learn more about state's policies for licensing substitute teachers.

2017 State Teacher Policy Yearbook
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2017-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook
NCTQ's bi-annual 2017 State Teacher Policy Yearbook grades states on how well their programs and policies raise the quality of the teachers in their schools. The 2017 Yearbook evaluates states...

Spring 2017 ESSA Educator Equity Best Practices Guide
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Spring-2017-ESSA-Educator-Equity-Best-Practices-Guide
This Best Practices Guide highlights exemplary work to meet the ESSA's educator equity requirements from the 17 state plans we analyzed in spring 2017.

Fall 2017 ESSA Educator Equity Best Practices Guide
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Fall-2017-ESSA-Educator-Equity-Best-Practices-Guide
The Best Practice Guide highlights exemplary work to meet the ESSA's educator equity requirements among the 34 state plans analyzed in fall 2017. The guide is designed to recognize and...

Border walls between states and their impact on kids
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Border-walls-between-states-and-their-impact-on-kids
Despite how some organizations tend to discuss teacher supply, the United States doesn't have just one teacher labor market, but at least 50. Why is the labor market so fragmented?...

Can teachers afford a place to call home?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Can-teachers-afford-a-place-to-call-home
Permit me to draw my inspiration from scripture, referencing the basic human needs of clothes on our backs, food to eat, and a shelter over our heads. How better to...

District Transfer Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=125
Explore school district teacher transfer policies, including the use of mutual consent, with NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database data.

October 2017: Does low pay shut teachers out of the housing market?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/October-2017:-Does-low-pay-shut-teachers-out-of-the-housing-market
Teacher salaries are always in the news, but in the last few months we've noticed that housing affordability for teachers is in the spotlight, with many school districts exploring ways...

Not-so-strategic staffing
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Not--so--strategic-staffing
Like all of us, principals respond to performance pressures by seeking to alleviate them as quickly and simply as possible. Unfortunately, when it comes to the pressure to improve test...

September 2017: Substitute Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/blog/September-2017:-Substitute-Teachers
As students around the country return to class, far too many will find a substitute teacher at the helm. Here we take a look at districts' qualifications for their substitutes...

Should Teacher Prep Steer Students to Fields with the Most Jobs?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Should-Teacher-Prep-Steer-Students-to-Fields-with-the-Most-Jobs
Should schools of education steer their students to fields where they have the highest chances of being hired? Or should they allow students to major in fields in which the...

District Substitute Teacher Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=127
Dig into the data on substitute teacher education requirements, pay, and more from the Teacher Contract Database.

District Layoff Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=126
Explore district layoff policies in NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database.

August 2017: Involuntary transfers and reassignment
https://www.nctq.org/blog/August-2017:-Involuntary-transfers-and-reassignment
Every year, shifts in school enrollment,programs, or other factors require schools to transfer some teachers out of theircurrent position at a school. But how do those teachers find a new...

Statement from Kate Walsh, President of the National Council on Teacher Quality, on the Dangers of NYC Education Department’s New Teacher Placement Plan
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Statement-from-Kate-Walsh,-President-of-the-National-Council-on-Teacher-Quality,-on-the-Dangers-of-NYC-Education-Departments-New-Teacher-Placement-Plan
The New York City Education Department recently announced plans to reduce the pool of paid teachers who do not have a classroom position by now assigning these teachers to vacancies...

State ESSA plans on educator equity a real mixed bag
https://www.nctq.org/blog/State-ESSA-plans-on-educator-equity-a-real-mixed-bag-
There has been substantial media attention recently regarding states' Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, much of which has focused on states' efforts to meet ESSA's accountability requirements. Here at...

June 2017: Layoffs
https://www.nctq.org/blog/June-2017:-Layoffs
In light of this change in the layoff landscape, this month we examine how districts around the country handle teacher layoffs and which teachers are the first to go when...

Principles for principals: How districts can support data-rich hiring
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Principles-for-principals:-How-districts-can-support-data--rich-hiring
Data, data everywhere but not a drop to drink.

The Salary, Cost of Living, and Student Debt Equation
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-Salary,-Cost-of-Living,-and-Student-Debt-Equation
In the search for your perfect teaching job, there are a lot of compensation-related factors to consider.

Great District Profile: District of Columbia Public Schools
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Great-District-Profile:-District-of-Columbia-Public-Schools
Choosing the right district for you is not easy if you don't have the right information.

NCTQ and TNTP Call on the Minnesota Court of Appeals to Reverse Lower Court & Allow Trial on Rights of Schoolchildren to Quality Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-and-TNTP-Call-on-the-Minnesota-Court-of-Appeals-to-Reverse-Lower-Court--Allow-Trial-on-Rights-of-Schoolchildren-to-Quality-Teachers
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) and TNTP submitted an amicus brief today in support of four Minnesota parents challenging the state's laws on teacher tenure, dismissal, and layoffs....

Great Districts for Great Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Great-Districts-for-Great-Teachers
For teachers, finding satisfaction in their classroom, school, and district is key to longevity and success.

Honor Roll: Selective Programs that Achieve High Diversity
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Honor-Roll:-Selective-Programs-that-Achieve-High-Diversity
Studies have shown teachers who have strong academic backgrounds tend to be more successful in the classroom.

Myth buster on inequitable assignment of teachers?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Myth-buster-on-inequitable-assignment-of-teachers
Do low-income students have the same access to effective teachers as their more affluent peers? A new study from Eric Isenberg and his colleagues at Mathematica Policy Research and the...

The best teacher quality research of 2016!
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-best-teacher-quality-research-of-2016!
Teacher quality researchers made plenty of provocative headlines in 2016. They identified trends to monitor, new tips for the trade, and a few wins worth celebrating. Here are the papers...

Feel the Churn
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Feel-the-Churn
If there's one thing that research has shown us time and again, it's that being a brand new teacher is hard—and being one of their first students is not all...

Obeying the Laws of Supply and Demand Averts Teacher Shortages
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Obeying-the-Laws-of-Supply-and-Demand-Averts-Teacher-Shortages
Every consumer knows how the law of supply and demand affects prices. When demand is higher than supply, the price goes up. As suppliers increase production to match the demand,...

Beware of the ‘Pupil Factory’
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Beware-of-the-Pupil-Factory
For most students, the start of middle school representssome newfound independence. For the first time, they get to travel the hallsfrom class to class without being led by an adult....

Teacher diversity: Grounding our goals in reality
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-diversity:-Grounding-our-goals-in-reality
One feature of an ideal school environment, webelieve, is that both students and their teachers reflect America in all of itsdiversity. Everyone, including children coming from privilege, benefits from adiverse...

High Hopes and Harsh Realities: The real challenges to building a diverse workforce
https://www.nctq.org/publications/High-Hopes-and-Harsh-Realities:-The-real-challenges-to-building-a-diverse-workforce
Public schools are suffering from a well-publicized diversity problem. Students of color make up nearly half of all public school students, yet teachers of color comprise just 18 percent of...

June 2016: Substitute teachers
https://www.nctq.org/blog/June-2016:-Substitute-teachers
This month, the Trendline takes a look at substitute teachers' required qualifications, salary, and benefits. We find some significant changes in the pay and benefits provided to substitute teachers since...

April 2016: Teacher transfers and mutual consent
https://www.nctq.org/blog/April-2016:-Teacher-transfers-and-mutual-consent
In this edition of the District Trendline, we take a look atthe policies that govern voluntary and involuntary transfers, plus we take adeeper look at districts that use mutual consent...

Save more money, fire fewer people and boost student achievement? How one district weathered the Great Recession.
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Save-more-money,-fire-fewer-people-and-boost-student-achievement-How-one-district-weathered-the-Great-Recession.
No one's happy about laying off teachers during an economicdownturn, but some approaches to deciding who to lay off may yield betterresults than others. Breaking away from the many districts...

Pay Attention Everybody. DC's on a roll. 
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Pay Attention-Everybody.-DCs-on-a-roll. 
For eight years, the DC public schoolsystem has sought to transform itself into a high performing school district,in spite of a poverty rate just shy of 80 percent. Some...

January 2016: Layoffs
https://www.nctq.org/blog/January-2016:-Layoffs
The first Trendline of 2016 takes a fresh look at our most popular topic from 2015: layoffs.

#4—Most Depressing Findings We Wish Weren’t True
https://www.nctq.org/blog/4Most-Depressing-Findings-We-Wish-Werent-True--
Uneven Playing Field? Assessing the Teacher Quality GapBetween Advantaged and Disadvantaged Students by Goldhaber, Lavery, &Theobald

A silver lining in a cloudy study
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-silver-lining-in-a-cloudy-study
As eternal optimists, we're choosing to look on the bright sideof a disheartening new study.

2015 State Layoff Policies
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/Reductions-in-Force-73
Learn more about state layoff policies in our 2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook.

2015 Exiting Ineffective Teachers State Policy
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/Dismissal-for-Poor-Performance-73
See how states fared on our policy goals for dismissing teachers for poor performance in 2015.

November 2015: The role of student achievement and teacher performance in evaluations, compensation and dismissal
https://www.nctq.org/blog/November-2015:-The-role-of-student-achievement-and-teacher-performance-in-evaluations,-compensation-and-dismissal
This month, the Trendline takes a look at the role of student growth in evaluation ratings and how districts connect evaluation ratings with compensation and dismissal policies.

Switching it up isn’t always a good thing
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Switching-it-up-isnt-always-a-good-thing
Rather than looking for the next big reform to improve teacher quality, a new study considers whether it's time for things to stay the same. Researcher David Blazar of the...

Who is teaching the students? Depends on which students you are talking about!
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Who-is-teaching-the-students--Depends-on-which-students-you-are-talking-about!
Welcometo a new school year! A chance to learn new subjects, make new friends and be remindedanew of the disparities in education.

Stay or go? Your contract might provide some insight!
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Stay-or-go--Your-contract-might-provide-some-insight!
People have offered many reasons for the inequitable distribution of teacher talentand experience across schools: salary, the desirability of thelocale, recruitment, the student teacher pipeline, to name some. A new...

A snapshot of substitute teacher policies
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-snapshot-of-substitute-teacher-policies
Substitute teachers have been in the news frequently as of late. In our most recent Teacher Trendline we laid out what we know about substitute teacher policies from the...

May 2015: Substitute Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/blog/May-2015:-Substitute-Teachers
In May's edition of the Trendline we explore substitute teacher policies, including education and licensing requirements, pay and health benefits.

Spotlight on Nevada's Clark County Public Schools
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Spotlight-on-Nevadas-Clark-County-Public-Schools
Thisyear, Clark County School District in Las Vegas started the year ina pinch: district-wide, there were over 600 teaching vacancies and studentenrollment continued to grow. In response, the district pulled...

Sorting it out: What’s behind teacher tracking and sorting between and within schools
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Sorting-it-out:-Whats-behind-teacher-tracking-and-sorting-between-and-within-schools
Somestudents are more apt to be assigned better or more experienced teachers thanother students. That's not news. Past studies have found that lower-income and minority students tend to be assigned...

April 2015: Transfers and Excessing
https://www.nctq.org/blog/April-2015:-Transfers-and-Excessing
April's Trendline is all about transfers and excessing, highlighting how districts prioritize transfers and how they decide where to place teachers when excessing occurs. Plus, we take a detailed look...

January 2015: Layoffs
https://www.nctq.org/blog/January-2015:-Layoffs
Our Trendline series kicks off 2015 with a look at teacher layoff policies in the largest districts across the country.

Boston Public Schools making strides in human capital policies
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Boston-Public-Schools-making-strides-in-human-capital-policies
Way backin 2010, NCTQ released Human Capital in BostonPublic Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain EffectiveTeachers in partnership with the MassachusettsAlliance for Business Education. The typical life span...

How one district streamlined and bolstered new teacher hiring
https://www.nctq.org/blog/How-one-district-streamlined-and-bolstered-new-teacher-hiring-
Every district HR department looks to findways to limit the number of time-consuming interviews of new teacherapplicants. A few weeks ago, Politicoran a story about "Big Data" toolsdesigned to give...

Transforming recruitment and hiring in Dallas
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Transforming-recruitment-and-hiring-in-Dallas
Dallas IndependentSchool Districthires approximately 2,000 new teachers each year. It is transforming the wayits human capital team works, adopting data-driven strategies for recruitment,selection and hiring. One of the many sources...

No greater than the sum of their parts
https://www.nctq.org/blog/No-greater-than-the-sum-of-their-parts
If one Teach For America (TFA) corps member can boost studenttest scores at a higher rate than other teachers in the same school, wouldmultiple TFA corps members in the same...

September 2014: Substitute teachers
https://www.nctq.org/blog/September-2014:-Substitute-teachers
As teachers and students settle into the new school year, we turn our attention to a group of teachers who often are overlooked: substitutes

Which teachers stick around?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Which-teachers-stick-around
While the recent landmark Vergara v. California court case focused on teachers who are or should be dismissed, the greatest portion of teachers are still those who don't stick around...

Unequal access, unequal results: Equitable teacher distribution in Miami-Dade County Public Schools
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Unequal-access,-unequal-results:-Equitable-teacher-distribution-in-Miami--Dade-County-Public-Schools
This report analyzes the distribution of teachers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Pittsburgh Public Schools
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-Pittsburgh-Public-Schools
This report examines teacher quality policies and practices Pittsburgh Public Schools and provides Pittsburgh with a tailored analysis of the teacher policy areas most in need of critical attention, as...

April 2014: Teacher excessing and placement
https://www.nctq.org/blog/April-2014:-Teacher-excessing-and-placement
Read about the latest trends when it comes to how teachers are excessed and how excessed teachers are placed in schools.

Teacher Quality Roadmap Revisited: Checking in on Springfield, Massachusetts
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap-Revisited:-Checking-in-on-Springfield,-Massachusetts
This is a follow-up study of teacher policies in Springfield Public Schools as a complement to the original report which was released in October 2011. The follow-up study focuses primarily...

NCTQ Survey Finds That Big Urban School Districts Laid Off Far Fewer Teachers Than Expected This School Year, a Rate of 2.5 Percent
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Survey-Finds-That-Big-Urban-School-Districts-Laid-Off-Far-Fewer-Teachers-Than-Expected-This-School-Year,-a-Rate-of-2.5-Percent
A National Council on Teacher Quality survey of 74 large, urban school districts across the country finds that the districts laid off approximately 2.5 percent of their teaching forces for...

Tr3 Trends: Substitute Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Substitute-Teachers
Substitute teachers spend a lot of time with students, yet policies governing their work don't often make it into the spotlight. This month we compare districts' requirements for becoming a...

Bumping HR: Giving Principals More Say Over Staffing Press Release
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Bumping-HR:-Giving-Principals-More-Say-Over-Staffing-Press-Release

The Recession's Impact on Teacher Salaries
https://www.nctq.org/publications/The-Recessions-Impact-on--Teacher-Salaries
This report breaks down how some of the nation's largest districts adjusted their pay schemes to account for tightened budgets. The report finds that teacher raises for experience and market...

Tr3 Trends: Teacher Excessing and Placement
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Teacher-Excessing-and-Placement
In this month's Tr3 Trends, we take a look at teacher excessing: what factors determine which teachers to excess, how excessed teachers are assigned to schools, and what happens to...

State of the States 2012: Teacher Effectiveness Policies - Area 3: Identifying Effective Teachers; NCTQ State Teacher Policy Yearbook Brief
https://www.nctq.org/publications/State-of-the-States-2012:-Teacher-Effectiveness-Policies----Area-3:-Identifying-Effective-Teachers;-NCTQ-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook-Brief
Interim editions of the Yearbook provide shorter briefs for each state that include a state-specific action plan, updating states' progress on Yearbook goals and giving advice on how to prioritize...

State of the States 2012: Making Effectiveness Matter - Area 5: Exiting Ineffective Teachers; NCTQ State Teacher Policy Yearbook Brief
https://www.nctq.org/publications/State-of-the-States-2012:-Making-Effectiveness-Matter----Area-5:-Exiting-Ineffective-Teachers;-NCTQ-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook-Brief
Interim editions of the Yearbook provide shorter briefs for each state that include a state-specific action plan, updating states' progress on Yearbook goals and giving advice on how to prioritize...

2011 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2011-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-National-Summary
The State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides detailed analysis of any and every state policy that impacts the teaching profession. The Yearbook is a 52-volume encyclopedia (51 state reports including the...

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in LAUSD
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-LAUSD
Designed as a tool to highlight what is and is not working in our local schools, the report compares LAUSD's policies with both surrounding districts and similar districts around the...

Recommendations for the Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Removing the Roadblocks: How Federal Policy Can Cultivate Effective Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Recommendations-for-the-Reauthorization-of-the-Elementary-and-Secondary-Education-Act.-Removing-the-Roadblocks:-How-Federal-Policy-Can-Cultivate-Effective-Teachers
Joining the chorus of advocates calling for moving from highly qualified to highly effective teachers, NCTQ offers recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) so...

2010 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: Blueprint for Change National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2010-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook:-Blueprint-for-Change-National-Summary
As a companion to last year's comprehensive state-by-state analysis, the 2010 edition provides each state with an individualized Blueprint for Change, building off last year's Yearbook goals and recommendations.

Building Teacher Quality in Baltimore City Public Schools
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Building-Teacher-Quality-in-Baltimore-City-Public-Schools
A report on Baltimore City Public Schools policies that praises the district for hiring new teachers with strong academic backgrounds, but criticizes it for not doing all it can to...

Teacher Layoffs: Rethinking "Last-Hired, First-Fired" Policies
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Layoffs:-Rethinking-Last--Hired,-First--Fired-Policies
In this paper, the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) taps into its TR3 (Teacher Rules, Roles and Rights; www.nctq.org/tr3) database to examine district policies, some mandated by state law,...

Human Capital in Boston Public Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop and Retain Effective Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Human-Capital-in-Boston-Public-Schools:-Rethinking-How-to-Attract,-Develop-and-Retain-Effective-Teachers
A report on Boston Public School policies that have an impact on teacher quality, concluding that while the district has many smart, strategic policies already in place, improving teacher rules...

Bumping HR: Giving Principals More Say Over Staffing
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Bumping-HR:-Giving-Principals-More-Say-Over-Staffing
In too many school districts, principals have little say over which teachers work in their buildings. NCTQ's new policy brief explores the staffing policies in 101 school districts and points...

Tackling the STEM crisis: Five steps your state can take to improve the quality and quantity of its K-12 math and science teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Tackling-the-STEM-crisis:-Five-steps-your-state-can-take-to-improve-the-quality-and-quantity-of-its-K--12-math-and-science-teachers
State laws and regulations can either help or hinder the ability of school districts to hire effective teachers for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects. State officials wanting to...

Human Capital in Hartford Public Schools: Rethinking How to Attract, Develop, and Retain Effective Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Human-Capital-in-Hartford-Public-Schools:-Rethinking-How-to-Attract,-Develop,-and-Retain-Effective-Teachers
This report, which examines the alignment of Hartford's teacher policies with its goals for improving teacher quality, represents the first in a number of similar analyses which NCTQ is undertaking...

Increasing the Odds: How Good Policies Can Yield Better Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Increasing-the-Odds:-How-Good-Policies-Can-Yield-Better-Teachers
This booklet from the National Council on Teacher Quality summarizes briefly what the research says about the attributes of an effective teacher. NCTQ has combed through the research, good and...

Attracting, Developing and Retaining Effective Teachers: Background report for the United States
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Attracting,-Developing-and-Retaining-Effective-Teachers:-Background-report-for-the-United-States
The focus of the country background reports is on the aspects of teacher policy that deal with how to attract, recruit, develop, and retain effective teachers. The report has the...

Teacher Certification Reconsidered: Stumbling for Quality
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Certification-Reconsidered:-Stumbling-for-Quality
The importance of good teaching to the academic success of students is intuitively obvious to any parent and is well substantiated by a body of sound research. Correspondingly, ensuring that...

District Dismissal Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=111
Explore district-level data on teacher dismissal from NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database