National Council on Teacher Quality to Release Eighth Annual State Teacher Policy Yearbook
Report Focuses on State Efforts to Align Teacher Preparation Policy with New College-And Career-Readiness Standards

WHO:  National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)

WHAT: The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) will release its eighth annualState Teacher Policy Yearbook with a special focus on state efforts to align their requirements for teacher preparation and licensure with the skills needed to prepare students for college and careers. With about one million new teachers graduating from teacher preparation programs in the United States in the five years since the vast majority of states adopted Common Core State Standards or other state-specific standards, NCTQ’s report offers a first-of-its-kind analysis of how effective states have been at making sure new teachers are ready for the higher standards their students are expected to achieve.

This year’s 2014 State Teacher Policy Yearbook provides each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia with a tailored analysis of state teacher preparation policies most in need of critical attention so that all new teachers are well-prepared to help students meet college- and career-readiness standards.

WHEN:  December 10, 2014 at 12:01 AM


About NCTQ

The National Council of Teacher Quality ─comprised of reform-minded Democrats, Republicans, and Independents─ is a non-partisan research and policy group committed to restructuring the teaching profession based on the belief that all children deserve effective teachers. More information about NCTQ, including a list of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board, can be found on the NCTQ website,