State education agencies remain our most important partners in this effort, and their continued cooperation has helpedto ensure the factual accuracy of the ﬁnal product. Although this year’s edition did not require the extensive review thatthe comprehensive editions require, we still wanted to make sure that we captured all relevant policy changes and thatstates’ perspectives were represented. Every state formally received a draft of the policy updates we identiﬁed in July 2012for comment and correction; states also received a ﬁnal draft of their reports a month prior to release. All but one stateresponded to our inquiries. We thank the states for their ongoing willingness to engage in dialogue with us.
The primary funders for the 2012
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Walton Family Foundation
The National Council on Teacher Quality does not accept any direct funding from the federal government.
Kathryn M. Doherty,
Stephanie T. Maltz,
Thank you to the team at CPS Gumpert for their design of the 2012
. Thanks also to Colleen Hale and Jeff Haleat EFA Solutions for the original
design and ongoing technical support.