In new report, California gets ‘D’ in supporting teacher effectiveness
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) finds that not only is California behind most other states and the nation on enacting policies that support effective teaching, but it has also slipped from its already low position of a few years ago. The 2015 State Teacher Policy Yearbook report, released today, gives California...
By Craig Clough | December 8, 2015
Report: CA 1 of 5 states without linking teacher reviews to learning
A report out this week from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) found that California is just one of five states that has no formal policy requiring that teacher evaluations be tied in some way to student achievement measures. The report — State of the States 2015: Evaluating Teaching, Leading and Learning — took a look...
By Craig Clough | November 5, 2015
Report: California earns ‘C’ grade in teacher pension plan health
A new report gives California a “C” grade in the overall health of the state’s teacher pension plan, coming in just slightly ahead of the C- average nationwide. The report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), which has been tracking the health of teacher pension plans in each state and the District of...
By LA School Report | January 27, 2015
Report: LA Unified near bottom in teacher pay for large districts
* UPDATED There’s a new report that negotiators for United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) might be pulling out at the next round of contract negotiations with LA Unified. A new study by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), finds that LA Unified teachers rank near the bottom of the 113 largest districts in the...
By Craig Clough | December 3, 2014
National Council on Teacher Quality: Ed majors have it too easy
College students who major in education find an easier path to high grades and graduation compared with their peers with other majors, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). The report, “Easy A’s and What’s Behind Them,” studied graduation data from 500 higher education institutions and found that 44...
By Craig Clough | November 12, 2014