Search Results: Supply and Demand

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2017 State Requirements for Out-of-State Teachers
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/Requirements-for-Out--of--State-Teachers-86
See how states fared on our policy goals for licensure reciprocity in 2017.

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?...

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.

Because you probably haven’t been paying attention…
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Because-you-probably-havent-been-paying-attention
Take your eyes off the pounding surf for a moment to read my top three interesting developments worth noting.

How are districts and states using pay to staff high-need schools and subjects?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/How-are-districts-and-states-using-pay-to-staff-high--need-schools-and-subjects
Paying teachers more to work in high-need schools and subjects—known as "differential pay"—is one of the most powerful tools school districts have on hand to secure the teachers they need.

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.

Strategic Teacher Compensation Databurst
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Strategic-Teacher-Compensation-Databurst
NCTQ's Strategic Teacher Compensation Databurst is a study of states' strategic teacher compensation policies which includes a snapshot of all 50 states' and the District of Columbia's teacher compensation policies...

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...

So, what makes someone want to be a teacher?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/So,-what-makes-someone-want-to-be-a-teacher
No one is surprised when 9th and 10th grade students want to be rock stars, professional athletes, or YouTube celebrities. But when some of them want to be teachers, it's...

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.

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...

Location, location, location
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Location,-location,-location
Localcontext matters. It's true when it comes to teachershortages, and it shouldn't come as a surprise that it would be true whenit comes to teacher retention, too.

2017 State Differentiated Pay Policies
https://www.nctq.org/yearbook/national/High--Need-Schools-and-Subjects-78
See how states fared on our policy goals for differentiated pay in 2017.

District Differentiated Pay Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=488
Explore district-level data on differentiated pay from NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database.

District Class Size Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=489
Explore district-level data on class policies from NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database.

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...

Disproving the prophets of teacher shortages
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Disproving-the-prophets-of-teacher-shortages
Too often in education, education groups' pursuit of validation for their policy priorities and the media's desire for a strong narrative lead them to whip up a public frenzy at...

New NCTQ Analysis of Landmark Performance Pay Law Finds Almost No Buy-In from School Districts
https://www.nctq.org/publications/New-NCTQ-Analysis-of-Landmark-Performance-Pay-Law-Finds-Almost-No-Buy--In-from-School-Districts
As a growing number of states across the nation look for ways to recognize and reward excellent teachers, a new study from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) reveals...

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...

NCTQ Questions "National Teacher Shortage" Narrative, Releases Facts to Set the Record Straight
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Questions-National-Teacher-Shortage-Narrative,-Releases-Facts-to-Set-the-Record-Straight
There has been lots of discussion recently about a new national teacher shortage, much of it driven by local media coverage reporting on the challenges faced by some school districts....

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.

May 2017: Differentiated Pay
https://www.nctq.org/blog/May-2017:-Differentiated-Pay
This month, District Trendline asks the question "Just how common is differentiated pay for teachers?" To answer, we look at two common types of differentiated pay: more compensation either for...

If knowing is half the battle, Tennessee is winning this engagement
https://www.nctq.org/blog/If-knowing-is-half-the-battle,-Tennessee-is-winning-this-engagement
We've long been excited about the wealth of information – and its potential uses – coming from Tennessee's teacher prep report cards (see here and here). The state's Department of...

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.

The challenge of learning from others' mistakes
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-challenge-of-learning-from-others-mistakes
April 13, 2017

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.

Local View
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Local-View
The fact that many of Nebraska's schools lack enough teachers, particularly in fields like science, mathematics, and special education, is likely not news to most. Year after year, nearly all...

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.

A workaround for counterproductive pension systems
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-workaround-for-counterproductive-pension-systems
No school district wants to lose their most effective teachers. But pension systems, which are under the purview of state legislatures, are one roadblock to retention. These pension systems often...

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...

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,...

October 2016: Class size
https://www.nctq.org/blog/October-2016:-Class-size
According to the NationalCenter for Education Statistics, in the 2011-2012 school year, averageclass size across all public schools in the United States was 21.6 students inelementary school, 25.5 students in...

The Ghost of Teacher Shortages Past...
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-Ghost-of-Teacher-Shortages-Past...
Here's something I've been struggling to understand of late. What makes the prospect of a teacher shortage such an immediately compelling narrative, capable of spreading with all the speed of...

NCTQ Calls For More Nuanced Approach to Discussion of Teacher Shortages
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Calls-For-More-Nuanced-Approach-to-Discussion-of-Teacher-Shortages
Today, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI), led by Stanford University education professor Linda Darling-Hammond, released a series of reports focusing on teacher shortages in the US. The reports estimate a...

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...

A drummed up teacher shortage crisis
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-drummed-up-teacher-shortage-crisis
Isn't it amazing how someone or some things gain traction when the facts clearly aren't on their side? Just like the media handed off most of its airtime and column...

Getting Licensed to Teach in Minnesota: A Puzzling Process
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Getting-Licensed-to-Teach-in-Minnesota:-A-Puzzling-Process
A year ago a group of 20 out-of-state teachers filed a lawsuitin Minnesota over the state's teacherlicensing regulations which they claimed were inconsistent and incoherent. Thestate's Office of the Legislative...

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...

Economic Downturns May Come with an Unexpected Upside
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Economic-Downturns-May-Come-with-an-Unexpected-Upside
When most companies are handing outmore pink slips than paychecks, getting a job in teaching starts to lookawfully attractive—including to people who hadn't initially planned on a careerin the classroom....

A new tool for teacher policy change: the gavel
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-new-tool-for-teacher-policy-change:-the-gavel
"It should not take this long."A simple sentiment, but one that likely resonates with almost any teacher who has ever moved to a new state only to then engage in...

Are big teacher shortages around the corner?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Are-big-teacher-shortages-around-the-corner--
Today, a test of yourpolicy chops.What do the followingthree statements have in common? 1. It'sbeen X years since A Nation at Riskand we still haven't solved [fillin blank];2. The...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...