national council on teacher quality

Politics
Poor teacher-preparation programs may help explain the spotty record of preschool effectiveness.
Education
It has become increasingly clear that NCTQ ratings and rankings are but one more compliance activity, like accreditation, foisted on teacher preparation programs. The activity takes valuable faculty and staff time away from real work with real students.
Politics
The group's ratings of teacher prep programs last year stirred much controversy. (This year, the group switched from rating
Politics
If American teachers are anywhere near as unimpressive as ambitious Millennials perceive them to be, then the state of public
Education
Why can't the outsiders understand that the real problem is the terrible working conditions in so many high-poverty schools? If they were a principal, would they go through the not-so-onerous process of dismissing teachers when they may not be able to find better replacements?
Politics
The leader of any organization knows that part of his or her job is to look for better ways to do things and to stay current on trends in the field. We should expect no less from our school leaders.
Education
Why have politicians and others decided to ignore the research and use defective systems to make major decisions about retaining teachers or determining their pay? Why are we not "minding the gap"?
Education
NCTQ sued the public Minnesota institutions, and the judge sided with the organization, ruling that state open-records statutes
Education
On-the-job training for teachers, known as professional development, encompasses everything from day-long seminars, coaching
Education
A new report published by two conservative think tanks argues the cognitive ability of teachers is on average lower than
Education
The NCTQ gave its defense of the practice in the study itself. “The student-teaching experience keeps people going—or not
Education
LISTEN: The NCTQ will review 1,000 institutions across the country to give prospective students information about various
Education
While urgency has increased and many fresh faces have taken up the cause, the core ideas guiding education reform have remained remarkably stable.
Education
Regardless of what the court decides on November 24, the idea of holding teachers accountable for student performance seems here to stay.