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  • Teacher Quality in Your State Publications, TQ news and 2014 teacher prep program rankings  
     
     
  • State Policy See how the states are shaping up on the policies that affect teachers  

    State-by-State Summary

    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.
     

    Policy Issues Overview

    Understand the Policy Issues and the current state of the country in these areas. This is the basis for the annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook. NCTQ tracks and analyzes regulations and legislation that shape the teaching profession in all 50 states and the District of Columbia across six policy areas: teacher preparation, evaluation, tenure, dismissal and LIFO, compensation and pensions.
     

    Teacher Pensions | State Policy Issues

    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?
     
  • District Policy Get the inside scoop on district contracts and policies across the country  

    District Studies

    Check out our most recent research projects at school districts around the country, including Dayton, Philadelphia and Oakland.

     

    NCTQ Teacher Contract Database

    Explore and compare collective bargaining agreements for more than 100 of the largest school districts across the country.

     

    The NCTQ Teacher Trendline

    In 2014, Teacher Trendline covered everything from teacher salaries to leave policies and in this December's edition, we highlight some of the most popular Teacher Trendlines from the past year.
     
  • Teacher Prep 2014 Program Rankings  

    Teacher Prep Resources

    We are very grateful to be able to post as resources exemplar materials from teacher preparation programs across the country.

     

    Our Approach

    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.

     

    Search 2014 Teacher Prep Review Findings

     

NCTQ Digest

  • LAST UPDATED: 12/18/2014

    This week in the news: articles on NCTQ's State Teacher Policy Yearbook, Teach For America's recruitment challenges, the Missouri Supreme Court declining to accept NCTQ's case on acquiring course syllabi from the University of Missouri, and more.

  • LAST UPDATED: 12/19/2014

    The latest contract and policy changes from the districts in our Teacher Contract Database. In this edition, we cover recent contract changes in Sacramento, CA, Baltimore County, MD, Billings, MT and Laramie, WY.

  • LAST UPDATED: 12/17/2014

    In 2014, Teacher Trendline covered everything from teacher salaries to leave policies and in this December's edition, we highlight some of the most popular Teacher Trendlines from the past year.