Published: October 15, 2004

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Quality Counts is Education Week's annual report on state-level efforts to improve public education. Published in January.

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2008: Tapping Into Teaching

Quality Counts 2008 grades the states across six areas of education performance and policy, finding that the average U.S. public school teacher makes only 88 cents for every dollar earned by individuals in 16 comparable professions.

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State Highlights Reports
State Report Cards
Interactive Grading Calculator: Calculate grades for states based on weighting schemes of your choice.

Prior Years

2007: From Cradle to Career

2006: Quality Counts at 10: A Decade of Standards Based Education

2005: No Small Change, Targeting Money Toward Student Performance

2004: Count Me In: Special Education in an Era of Standards
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2003: "If I Can't Learn From You" Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF: 8.2MB)

2002: Building Blocks for Success Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF: 44.8MB)

2001: A Better Balance Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF: 7.4MB)

2000: Who Should Teach? Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF: 15.5MB)

1999: Rewarding Results, Punishing Failure

1998: The Urban Challenge: Public Education in the 50 States Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF: 11.3MB)

Quality Counts '97 Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF: 9.1MB)

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