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Center for Educator Compensation Reform
An organization that raises national awareness about alternative and effective strategies for educator compensation reform; provides technical assistance to Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grantees; and through its website, serves as an online repository for information, tools, and resources to help policymakers, state officials, and district professionals, as well as TIF grantees, design and implement educator compensation reform policies and programs.

Center for Improving Teacher Quality (CTQ)
A technical assistance center that provides support to states to improve the alignment of personnel-preparation systems within states.

Center on Personnel Studies in Special Education (COPSSE)
A research center devoted to studying issues affecting teacher quality in special education.

The IRIS Center for Faculty Enhancement
A dissemination center that provides evidence-based teaching modules to college faculty working in preservice preparation programs in an effort to ensure that general education teachers, school administrators, school nurses, and school counselors are well prepared to work with students who have disabilities and their families.

National Center for Special Education Personnel and Related Service Providers—The Personnel Center
A technical assistance center that builds state capacity to recruit, prepare, and retain highly qualified, diverse personnel for early intervention and special education programs.

U.S. Department of Education
Improving Teacher Quality
No Child Left Behind: A Toolkit for Teachers (Adobe® Reader® PDF)
Teacher-to-Teacher Initiative



Learning Point Associates Education Commission of the States Educational Testing Services Vanderbilt University