Tag Archives: National Council on Teacher Quality

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Well, that wasn’t what I expected to find

I went to the NCTQ’s great TR3 database and grabbed the numbers on required annual student hours. I then charted NAEP 4th grade reading scores against hours. Not much there, is there? I went a little further and controlled for … Continue reading

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Assessing the Compensation of Public School Teachers

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) asked me to write an assessment of the recent Heritage Foundation/American Enterprise Institute report “Assessing the Compensation of Public School Teachers.” The NCTQ gave a brief statement on their view of the “spin” of … Continue reading

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Making teacher evaluations public

The National Council on Teacher Quality makes a really good point about the law of unintended consequences. …individual teachers evaluations should not be exposed…there’s a reason for not releasing them that goes beyond protecting confidentiality: it could widen the achievement … Continue reading

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Tenure–Law and Practice

Tenure depends on the laws of each state, but tenure also depends on the practices (you might even call them the “cultural expectations”) of each school district. The recent NCTQ report on Los Angeles schools, the nation’s second largest district, … Continue reading

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Tenure–What’s in a word? What’s up in DC?

Tenure for K-12 teachers is a hot button topic: a topic on which there are strong beliefs and too little analysis. Tenure isn’t really a you-got-it-or-you-don’t-got-it issue. Tenure is about how districts (and their  unions) choose to define it. Let’s talk about … Continue reading

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Impact D.C.

Something nearly unheard of is happening in the nation’s capital, the school district is letting go significant numbers of ineffective teachers and giving meaningful raises to significant numbers of top-rated teachers. Today, I’ll give a description of what’s going on. … Continue reading

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Unions, states, and spending

As fiscal woes strike state after state, public sector unions have become a popular whipping boy for certain politicians. This week I want to take a look at state-by-state regulation of teacher unions and how states spend their money. I’ve … Continue reading

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Teacher prep: The difference between what is and what could be

Julie Greenberg and Kate Walsh over at NCTQ wrote a great editorial in the most recent Teacher Quality Bulletin. Actually, the comment could have been aimed right at me. Here’s a brief excerpt. We know we’re not cool for saying so, but teacher … Continue reading

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NCTQ 2010 Teacher Policy Review

The National Council on Teacher Quality has just released their 2010 update on state-by-state teacher policies. As we’ve all come to expect, the NCTQ focuses on point-by-point facts rather than drawing grandiose ideological conclusions. The link provided lets you look … Continue reading

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Inspiration and paying for master’s degrees

I was so inspired by the comparisons of salaries for teachers with masters degrees versus bachelor degrees only  in the National Council on Teacher Quality’s Restructuring Teacher Pay To Reward Excellence that I decided to make a map of my own. At … Continue reading

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