About: Terry Stoops

Recent Posts by Terry Stoops

NC House should keep testing, Founding Principles reviews

I’m reviewing proposed special provisions associated with H.B. 97, 2015 Appropriations Act (pdf). The House Appropriations Committee on Education recommendation is to strike the following  language currently in Chapter 115C-105.35 of the NC General Statutes. During the 2004-2005 school year and at least every five years thereafter, the State Board shall evaluate the accountability systemContinue Reading

Top high schools in NC

U.S. News and World Report released their annual list of top high schools. The following are the top 20 high schools in North Carolina: Raleigh Charter High School (Charter school) The Early College At Guilford (Guilford County Schools) Woods Charter (Charter school) Weaver Academy (Guilford County Schools) Thomas Jefferson Class Academy (Charter school) East ChapelContinue Reading

Drop in midyear teacher resignations in Wake County

Keung Hui of the News & Observer published an article today that discusses Wake County teacher turnover findings (pdf) and various responses to them (including mine).  Hui writes, A total of 528 of Wake’s 10,000 teachers resigned between July 2014 and April 2015, a 14-percent drop from the 612 resignations during the same period lastContinue Reading

Teachers unhappy, NCGA not blamed!

Yes, I am surprised too. ABC 11 reports that parents who have children assigned to Lead Mine Elementary School have petitioned the Wake County Board of Education to remove Principal April Hill.  Petitioners claim, We’ve lost ten (10) staff members mid-year; 15 are planning to leave at the end of the year, and 8 moreContinue Reading

Feds: We collect data on toddlers’ social and emotional development!

The National Center for Education Statistics recently launched a blog to discuss their work and findings. Yesterday, a post by Jill Carlivati McCarroll and Gail Mulligan titled, “Does the Department of Education collect information on young children’s social and emotional development?” appeared. Here is the first half of the answer posed in the title: Yes,Continue Reading

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Today is Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day.  If you receive a strange call or email from me today, this is why:

NC tops in snake bites

The following map is courtesy of Estately:

NCAE has fewer members today than they did in 1994

Mike Antonucci of the Education Intelligence Agency reports that 20 NEA affiliates, including the NC Association of Educators (NCAE), have fewer members today than they did in 1994.  Antonucci writes, In 1994 the National Education Association had 2.2 million members. In the years since, the union has increased its numbers by 800,000. During a periodContinue Reading

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