A collaborative effort between the North Central Regional Educational Library and the Education Commission of the States, “TQ Source” looks to boost teacher quality in America’s schools by disseminating information about new approaches to teacher preparation, recruitment, and retention in schools nationwide. Visitors can access policy information for all 50 states, including graphs and tables based on national data. Other resources include summaries of publications and research projects on teacher quality, and information detailing successful teacher quality initiatives and programs. An interactive data tool allows educators to look at and analyze the recruitment and retention of teachers across schools, districts, states, and regions–and customizable search forms make culling data from across all 50 states a cinch. Check back often, as developers plan to expand the database to include resources for other teacher quality issues, such as certification, licensure, and professional development.

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