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Delve into the NCTQ Database

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) is a research and policy group whose efforts to modernize the teacher profession are driven by the belief that all children deserve effective teachers. NCTQ’s work is focused on changes in practice and policy of teacher preparation programs, school districts, state governments and teachers unions. NCTQ’s Teacher Contract Database houses information on teacher policies in nearly all of the largest 100 districts in the country plus the largest district in each state. Users can learn more about a teacher’s life in those districts, from salaries and benefits to evaluation policies, length of school day and…
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School Spotlight: Noble Street College Prep

Noble Street College Prep is the first campus of the high-performing Noble Network of Charter Schools, which serve more than 11,000 students in Chicago. The school focuses on high expectations for students—most of whom are low-income and students of color—while giving them the love and support they need to succeed in college and life.

Education Trust: Between the Echoes: Still They Rose. In Caps and Gowns.

An offshoot of Ed Trust’s Echoes From the Gap series, drawing stories of students from behind the statistics, this blog series shares shorter narratives — brief glimpses into classrooms and hallways — that give readers an opportunity to examine educator practices and policies through the intimate lens of student experience. All stories are based on interviews or first-hand accounts but are shared with respect for the privacy of students and the adults around them.