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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.

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.

District Leave Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=491
Learn more about how much leave districts grant to teachers by exploring the Teacher Contract Database.

November 2017: Teacher Planning and Collaboration Time
https://www.nctq.org/blog/November-2017:-Teacher-Planning-and-Collaboration-Time
While salary often dominates news headlines about teacher contract negotiations, time to plan is often just as precious to teachers. Let's take a look at how much time 124 large...

District Attendance Incentive Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=490
Explore district policies meant to increase teacher attendance in NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database.

Explore district calendar data
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=492
NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database has data on the length of the school day for teachers and students from over 145 school districts.

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...

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.

Because every day in the classroom counts
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Because-every-day-in-the-classroom-counts
While I have many memories from my first year of teaching, one of the most visceral comes from my early morning commute. I had to take several buses across the...

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.

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.

September 2016: Teacher leave
https://www.nctq.org/blog/September-2016:-Teacher-leave
This month, we take a look at how much leave time teachers receive each year and what policies school districts use to incentivize higher teacher attendance, from allowing sick and...

August 2016: Student and teacher school year
https://www.nctq.org/blog/August-2016:-Student-and-teacher-school-year
This month, we analyze school calendars for the 2016-2017 school year to answer some key questions. Is school really starting earlier? How long is the school year for students and...

If you threaten, will they come?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/If-you-threaten,-will-they-come
If half the battle is just showing up, some teachers have already lost the war.

July 2016: How much time do teachers get to plan and collaborate?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/July-2016:-How-much-time-do-teachers-get-to-plan-and-collaborate
In order to be well prepared for daily instruction, teachersneed time without students to plan and collaborate. This month, Trendline delves into how long the teacher workday is and how...

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...

July 2015: Teacher Leave
https://www.nctq.org/blog/July-2015:-Teacher-Leave
This month's Trendline examines how much sick and personal leave the nation's biggest districts give each year and also how they incentivize their teachers, through leave carryover and buyback policies,...

June 2015: Planning and collaboration time
https://www.nctq.org/blog/June-2015:-Planning-and-collaboration-time
In June's special anniversary edition of the Trendline we explore how much time teachers get for planning and collaboration, the same topic of our first post three years ago.

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.

Myth Busters: Scholar asserts reports on American teachers' teaching time are grossly exaggerated
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Myth-Busters:-Scholar-asserts-reports-on-American-teachers-teaching-time-are-grossly-exaggerated
The myth: U.S. teachers spend upwards of 50 percent more time in front of their students than teachers inother countries (see more examples of this myth here,hereand here).Thereality: They don't....

October 2014: Teacher Leave
https://www.nctq.org/blog/October-2014:-Teacher-Leave
October's Teacher Trendline focuses on teacher leave. We take a close look at sick and personal leave, as well as policies allowing teachers to carry over leave and those that...

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

August 2014: Student and teacher school year
https://www.nctq.org/blog/August-2014:-Student-and-teacher-school-year
It's back-to-school time for districts across the country, and there's no doubt many families have spent some time examining this year's calendar. In this month's Trendline, we take a close...

Roll Call: The importance of teacher attendance
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Roll-Call:-The-importance-of-teacher-attendance
This report breaks down teacher attendance for 40 districts in the nation's largest cities in the 2012-2013 school year. We identify districts with the greatest percentage of teachers with excellent...

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...

Tr3 Trends: Student and Teacher School Year
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Student-and-Teacher-School-Year
With the start of a new school year upon us, we thought we'd take a look at the 2013-14 calendars in the 114 school districts we track. Here's what...

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

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...

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in the School District of Philadelphia
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-the-School-District-of-Philadelphia
This report examines teacher quality policies and practices in the School District of Philadelphia and provides Philadelphia with a tailored analysis of the teacher policy areas most in need of...

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in Oakland
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-Oakland
This study looks at the policies and practices shaping teacher quality in the Oakland Unified School District. It is part of a series of analyses by the National Council on...

Tr3 Trends: Teacher Leave Days
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Teacher-Leave-Days
In this issue, we look at how many sick and personal days teachers get each year and what districts are doing to stem teacher absences. On average, Tr3 districts give...

Here's the deal on the deal (updated)
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Heres-the-deal-on-the-deal-(updated)
We've thought a lot about the strike in Chicago over the last nine days. Today we took some time to look at the details of the contract and the...

TR3 Trends: School Year Length and Summer Break
https://www.nctq.org/blog/TR3-Trends:-School-Year-Length-and-Summer-Break
For this issue, we took a look at school year calendars to see just how long students were out of school this summer and how many days they'll spend in...

A Closer Look at Teacher Leave Benefits: An Apples to Apples Comparison
https://www.nctq.org/publications/A-Closer-Look-at-Teacher-Leave-Benefits:-An-Apples-to-Apples-Comparison
This brief explains a new approach that NCTQ is taking for reporting how much leave public school teachers receive in the large school districts that are featured in our Teacher...

TR3 Trends: Teacher Planning Time
https://www.nctq.org/blog/TR3-Trends:-Teacher-Planning-Time
This month we dug into our database to see how much planning time teachers get to prepare lessons, collaborate with colleagues, and engage in professional development. Here's what we found.

Teacher Quality Roadmap: Improving Policies and Practices in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Quality-Roadmap:-Improving-Policies-and-Practices-in-the-Miami--Dade-County-Public-Schools
This study looks at the policies and practices shaping teacher quality in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). It is part of a series of analyses by the National Council on...

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...

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...

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...