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Teacher strikes: on the wisdom of restraint
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-strikes:-on-the-wisdom-of-restraint-
Teachers who had been getting a particularly bad deal stood up to advocate for change in their states, but while the first strikes set off others, it hasn't really gone...

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...

States, Strikes, and Teacher Salaries
https://www.nctq.org/publications/States,-Strikes,-and-Teacher-Salaries
Teachers' demands in strikes across the country have varied, but there's no question that low salaries are one of the chief complaints. To provide some additional insight into what's motivating...

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...

Performance Pay: How Teacher Evaluations Impact Compensation
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Performance-Pay:-How-Teacher-Evaluations-Impact-Compensation
In light of new research regarding performance pay, this month's Trendline takes a look at how a teacher's evaluation rating affects salary in some of the largest districts in each...

A new look at performance pay
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-new-look-at-performance-pay
A new study suggests that offering performance bonuses to a smaller segment of high performing teachers than is typical in schools using performance pay may be a smart move.

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.

Dallas pay for performance initiative producing positive results
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Dallas-pay-for-performance-initiative-producing-positive-results
NCTQ has long supported teacher pay for performance in school districts. Better pay can encourage the best teachers to stay in the classroom and prompt talented people to enter the...

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...

Low Pay Is Shutting Teachers Out Of Some Housing Markets
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Low-Pay-Is-Shutting-Teachers-Out-Of-Some-Housing-Markets
In 80 percent of the largest school districts, a teacher with an MA and five years' experience cannot comfortably afford housing payments.

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...

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...

Florida Districts Fall Short In Implementing Performance Pay
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Florida-Districts-Fall-Short-In-Implementing-Performance-Pay
In 2011, Florida's legislature passed an ambitious performance pay policy that requires districts to pay their most effective teachers the district's highest annual salary awards. Recognizing the importance of this...

Backing the Wrong Horse: The Story of One State's Ambitious But Disheartening Foray Into Performance Pay
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Backing-the-Wrong-Horse:-The-Story-of-One-States-Ambitious-But-Disheartening-Foray-Into-Performance-Pay
Backing the Wrong Horse: The Story of One State's Ambitious But Disheartening Foray Into Performance Pay is part of the tenth annual publication in the State Teacher Policy Yearbook report...

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...

A Missed Opportunity for Performance Pay Research
https://www.nctq.org/blog/A-Missed-Opportunity-for-Performance-Pay-Research
How can we evaluate the effectiveness of pay-for-performance compensation systems if those systems are implemented only half-heartedly? That continues to be the prevailing question, as we review yet another expensive...

Eight Districts Win First-Ever Great Districts for Great Teachers Initiative; School Districts Proved Greatness Through 18-Month Evaluation
https://www.nctq.org/publications/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...

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...

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...

2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2015-State-Teacher-Policy-Yearbook
The 2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook is our ninth annual Yearbook report. Comprised of a National Summary and State-specific reports for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, this...

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.

State of the States 2015: Evaluating Teaching, Leading and Learning
https://www.nctq.org/publications/State-of-the-States-2015:-Evaluating-Teaching,-Leading-and-Learning
This report presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date policy trends on how states are evaluating teachers. It also breaks new ground by providing a look at the policy landscape on...

September 2015: Lifetime Earnings
https://www.nctq.org/blog/September-2015:-Lifetime-Earnings
This month's Trendline updates NCTQ's analysis in Smart Money: What teachers make, how long it takes and what it buys them and estimates how much a teacher can make over...

Harder work, higher earnings?
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Harder-work,-higher-earnings
An NCTQ follower on Twitter, @mescamilla1980, recently challenged our take on what'sbehind the disproportionately high grades earned by teacher candidates,suggesting that only those majors which will lead to highly paid...

Smart money: What teachers make, how long it takes and what it buys them
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Smart-money:-What-teachers-make,-how-long-it-takes-and-what-it-buys-them
What teachers are paid matters. Many factors play a role in making the decision to become a teacher, but for many people compensation heavily influences the decision not only to...

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...

March 2014: Teacher Salaries and Housing Affordability
https://www.nctq.org/blog/March-2014:-Teacher-Salaries-and-Housing-Affordability
We're excited to bring back the Trendline series with one of our most popular topics: teacher salaries.

Teacher Trendline: The Role of Teacher Performance in Evaluations, Pay and Layoffs
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Teacher-Trendline:-The-Role-of-Teacher-Performance-in-Evaluations,-Pay-and-Layoffs
In our monthly newsletter for school districts, we look at how districts are tying eval ratings, pay and layoffs to teacher performance.

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: Teacher Salaries, Urban vs. Suburban
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Teacher-Salaries,-Urban-vs.-Suburban
In this month's Tr3 Trends newsletter, we compare teacher pay in suburbs and cities.

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...

New NCTQ Report: Teacher Salary Growth Slowed as Result of Recession
https://www.nctq.org/publications/New-NCTQ-Report:-Teacher-Salary-Growth-Slowed-as-Result-of-Recession
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) finds that although teachers continued to get raises following the recession, there was a noticeable slow-down in teacher salary...

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...

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 Salaries in 2012-13
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Teacher-Salaries-in-2012--13
In 2012-13, the average salary in Tr3 districts for a first-year teacher with a bachelor's degree is about $39,000. For teachers with master's degrees the salary scale tops out, on...

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: Counting what counts
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Counting-what-counts
This month we look at changes in how teacher performance is evaluated and factored into pay and layoff decisions. Much of the shift on these issues has been driven...

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...

Analysis of Seattle Contract Proposals
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Analysis-of-Seattle-Contract-Proposals
The proposal by the Seattle Public Schools (SPS) for its new teachers' contract is an excellent first step in improving the quality of teachers in the school district. In this...

2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook: National Summary
https://www.nctq.org/publications/2009-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...

Race to the Top: Colorado may be used to high altitudes, but can it compete in Race to the Top?
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Race-to-the-Top:-Colorado-may-be-used-to-high-altitudes,-but-can-it-compete-in-Race-to-the-Top
NCTQ's advice to states on what they can do to improve their shot at getting a portion of the $4.35 billion in Race to the Top funds.

NCTQ Square-Off: Are Teachers Underpaid? Two economists tackle an intractable controversy
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-Square--Off:-Are-Teachers-Underpaid-Two-economists-tackle-an-intractable-controversy
NCTQ Square-Off: Are Teachers Underpaid? Two economists tackle an intractable controversy Two economists -- Michael Podgursky, currently Middlebush Professor and Chairman in the Department of Economics at the University of...