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2009 State Teacher Policy Yearbook - The National Council on Teacher Quality's third annual review of state laws, rules and regulations is a comprehensive analysis of the full range of each state's teacher policies, measured against a realistic blueprint for reform. The online Yearbook provides a road map to the Race to the Top, addressing key policy areas such as teacher preparation, evaluation, alternative certification and compensation. After viewing the findings, it is clear that states have a great deal of work to do in order to ensure that every child has an effective teacher. The Yearbook has been customized so that each state has its own report, with its own analyses and data. Users can download any of our 51 state reports. (National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009)...

State Teacher Policy Yearbook 2007 - This site provides an analysis of each state's full range of teacher policies, measured against a realistic blueprint for reform. The Yearbook identifies policy goals related to teacher quality objectives, licensure, evaluation, compensation, preparation and certification. (National Council on Teaching Quality, 2007)...

TQI: A Teacher Qualification Index for California's Schools - The Teacher Qualification Index (TQI) developed for this new Web site is a standardized rating system that reflects the credential status and experience level of teachers at each California public K-12 school. In addition to the TQI, this Web site provides an indication of how underqualified teachers are distributed within each California school district....

Center for Educational Renewal - The Center for Educational Renewal (CER) was founded in 1985 to advance the simultaneous renewal of P-12 schools and the education of educators within the larger context of education in a democracy. On this Web site, co-sponsored with the Institute for Educational Inquiry and the National Network for Educational Renewal, organization initiatives, programs and publications are presented on how a school and teaching renewal agenda can be implemented....

Center for the Study of Teaching and Policy (CTP) - Founded in 1997, CTP is a consortium of five universities, which investigates the relation between excellent teaching and policymaking at national, state and local levels. ...

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) - AFT is a professional union representing one million teachers, school support staff, higher education faculty and staff, health care professionals, and state and municipal employees. Featured links on this Web site include publications and press releases, AFT on the Issues and the teacher quality main page....

Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) - CPRE, a consortium of researchers from five of the nation’s leading universities, provides a range of publications – from policy briefs to full-scale research reports – on the impact of new accountability policies on students, teachers and schools....

National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) - NCTAF's goal is to transform teacher development in ways that will dramatically enhance student academic achievement and has an action agenda for how teachers are prepared, recruited, selected, inducted, and supported....

National Education Association (NEA) - The Web site of NEA, America's largest teacher organization, offers information on a multitude of education issues....


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