The National Council on Teacher Quality advocates for reforms in a broad range of teacher policies at the federal, state, and local levels in order to increase the number of effective teachers. We are committed to lending transparency and increasing public awareness about the four sets of institutions that have the greatest impact on teacher quality: states, teacher preparation programs, school districts, and teachers unions.
NCTQ’s primary focus in 2013 is on teacher prep. The 2012 interim State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides a road-map to states fixing their teacher prep regulations, and the first-ever edition of the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review will be released in June 2013, providing an in-depth look at over 1,000 college-based teacher preparation programs. Our district studies also continue to help communities improve their recruitment and retention of a highly capable teaching force. LEARN MORE