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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.

April 2017: Health insurance premiums
https://www.nctq.org/blog/April-2017:-Health-insurance-premiums
One key component of teacher compensation is health insurance. It gets less attention than salaries and pensions, but as the costs of health care rise, this issue will become increasingly...

New Study: U.S. Teacher Pension Debt Eclipses a Half Trillion Dollars; States Not Confronting Pension Crisis
https://www.nctq.org/publications/New-Study:-U.S.-Teacher-Pension-Debt-Eclipses-a-Half-Trillion-Dollars;-States-Not-Confronting-Pension-Crisis-
The National Council on Teacher Quality(NCTQ) and EducationCounsel today released Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachersand taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis. The report evaluatesstate teacher pension...

NCTQ and EducationCounsel to release new report on the teacher pension debt crisis and what it means for teachers and policymakers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/NCTQ-and-EducationCounsel-to-release-new-report-on-the-teacher-pension-debt-crisis-and-what-it-means-for-teachers-and-policymakers
NCTQ and EducationCounsel will release a new report, Lifting the Pension Fog:What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis onFebruary 22, 2017. The report evaluates state...

Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Lifting-the-Pension-Fog:-What-teachers-and-taxpayers-need-to-know-about-the-teacher-pension-crisis
This report, Lifting the Pension Fog: What teachers and taxpayers need to know about the teacher pension crisis, evaluates state teacher pension policies, and includes policy profiles and tailored recommendations...

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...

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...

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,...

Teacher Pensions Mythbusters
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Teacher-Pensions-Mythbusters
Some of the most common myths around teacher pensions are dispelled in this handy "Mythbusters" document.

February 2015: Health insurance premiums
https://www.nctq.org/blog/February-2015:-Health-insurance-premiums
With health insurance coverage making headlines in both national and local news, this month's Trendline examines health insurance premiums for teachers and their dependents in the largest districts across the...

Doing the Math on Teacher Pensions
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Doing-the-Math-on-Teacher-Pensions
Just do themath and it is clear that things don't add up for teacher pension policies.NCTQ calculates that state teacher pension systems are a half trillion dollarsin debt for 2014....

New Data: U.S. Teacher Pension Debt Climbs to a Half Trillion Dollars; Majority of States Still Don't Offer Teachers Fair and Flexible Retirement Options
https://www.nctq.org/publications/New-Data:-U.S.-Teacher-Pension-Debt-Climbs-to-a-Half-Trillion-Dollars;-Majority-of-States-Still-Dont-Offer-Teachers-Fair-and-Flexible-Retirement-Options
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) today releasedDoing the Math on Teacher Pensions: How to Protect Teachers and Taxpayers, which challenges the claims ofpension boards and other groups about...

The push and tug of pay versus benefits
https://www.nctq.org/blog/The-push-and-tug-of-pay-versus-benefits
When it comes to their pay and benefits, willteachers always go with the bird in the hand no matter how many birds may be inthe bush?

Doing the Math on Teacher Pensions: How to Protect Teachers and Taxpayers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/Doing-the-Math-on-Teacher-Pensions:-How-to-Protect-Teachers-and-Taxpayers
Challenging the claims ofpension boards and other groups about the cost-effectiveness, fairness and flexibility of the traditional defined benefit pension plans still in place in 38 states, this report includes...

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...

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...

Tr3 Trends: Health Insurance Premiums
https://www.nctq.org/blog/Tr3-Trends:-Health-Insurance-Premiums
Without a doubt, health insurance is the most important and expensive part of teachers' benefits packages, comprising a big chunk of districts' compensation budgets. This month we delved into the...

No One Benefits: How Teacher Pension Systems are Failing BOTH Teachers and Taxpayers
https://www.nctq.org/publications/No-One-Benefits:-How-Teacher-Pension-Systems-are-Failing-BOTH-Teachers-and-Taxpayers
A 50-state look at the funding crisis in the pension systems that serve teachers, including features that make them so costly and elements that aren't fair, advantageous or beneficial to...

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...

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...

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...

District Tuition Reimbursement Policies
http://www.nctq.org/contract-database/report?reportId=180
Explore district-level data on offering teachers tuition reimbursement form NCTQ's Teacher Contract Database.