Teacher Quality in Your State
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See how the states are shaping up on the policies that affect teachers
In January 2014 we issued a new comprehensive edition of the Yearbook, including all aspects of state teacher policy. Get info across all 50 states and DC on what states are doing to support effective teaching.
NCTQ tracks and analyzes regulations and legislation that shape the teaching profession in all 50 states and the District of Columbia across five policy areas: teacher preparation, evaluation, tenure, dismissal and LIFO and compensation.
There are 41 states where teacher pensions are currently insufficiently funded. Funding shortfalls grew in all but 7 states between 2009 and 2012. How's your state doing?
Get the inside scoop on district contracts and policies across the country
Check out our most recent research projects at school districts around the country, including Dayton, Philadelphia and Oakland.
Explore and compare collective bargaining agreements for more than 100 of the largest school districts across the country.
Get a monthly snapshot from our Teacher Contract Database. Past issues include school calendars, teacher salary, teacher observations and evaluations, and more.
See who's leading the way in teacher prep and how they're doing it
We are very grateful to be able to post as resources exemplar materials from teacher preparation programs across the country.
There's widespread public interest in strengthening teacher preparation — but there's a significant data gap on what's working. We aim to fill this gap.
Over 25 state school chiefs, over 108 district superintendents, the Council of the Great City Schools and 90 advocacy organizations across 42 states and the District of Columbia have endorsed the Review.
What changed in our Classroom Management Standard for 2014 and how did programs do?
Alarmingly few teacher prep programs ensure STEM knowledge…
Prep programs don’t prepare teachers for the challenges of teaching elementary math.
Teaching is one of the most difficult professions. So why is it so easy to get into?
Which programs place their student teachers in high-poverty, high-performing schools?
In this month’s Teacher Trendline, we examine districts with the most dramatic changes in student enrollment within the 50 largest districts in the country, from 2009 to 2011.
Patricia Schmidt, Chair of education of Five Towns College, speaks of the value of the Teacher Prep Review…
In Teacher Prep Review 2014, NCTQ called out the “capacity gap”. This is the gap...
When alternative certification programs first got started, the theory was that ed schools were driving away the...
What percent of the 959 programs teach the 5 components of early reading? …