Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 2)

  • U.S. News: N.C. has 16th best education system in the nation

    U.S. News published the 2018 Best States Rankings this week.  McKinsey & Company used over 75 metrics and thousands of data points to create the annual ranking of states.  Congratulations to Iowa for hitting the top spot.  North Carolina was ranked 23rd overall. The education ranking metrics included higher…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2018
  • Math whiz kid still forced to take Algebra

    Paul Rosu is a 11-year-old sixth-grader at Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill who earned the highest score possible on the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam last year.  He is auditing a Differential Equation Lab math course at UNC-Chapel Hill.  And, yet, he’s apparently still required to take Math…
    Terry Stoops, February 28, 2018
  • Education Trust: NC has a progressive school funding system

    According to a new Education Trust report, North Carolina’s high poverty districts receive around 11 percent more funding than their wealthy counterparts, making it one of the most progressive funding systems in the nation. This is important because some organizations argue that disparities in local tax revenue for public…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2018
  • Public school crime, suspensions, and expulsions drop

    The N.C. State Board of Education will review the 2016-17 Consolidated Data Report this week.  The report includes data related to school crime and violence, short- and long-term suspensions, dropouts, expulsions, alternative learning programs, and corporal punishment. Here are a few highlights directly from the report: The number of…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2018
  • When guns were marketed to educators

    Although this adds nothing meaninful to the current debate about arming teachers, I thought it was interesting that readers of the North Carolina Journal of Education regularly encountered advertisements for guns. Here is an advertisement from 1899.
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2018
  • State awards additional $59,400 to sex ed advocacy group

    SHIFT NC, which seeks to “improve adolescent and young adult sexual health,” will receive an additional $59,400 in federal funds from the N.C. State Board of Education. Combined with the $211,600 contract awarded in 2016, the total received for this contract is $271,000. The description of the amendment to the…
    Terry Stoops, February 22, 2018
  • N.C. is making incremental progress on Advanced Placement tests

    The 2017 Advanced Placement (AP) scores for the class of 2017 were released today. To receive college credit for the course, high school students must score at level 3 of higher on the AP test.   In North Carolina, the percentage of students scoring a 3 or higher continues to…
    Terry Stoops, February 21, 2018
  • Tucker: Only reporting worth reading “is on the business pages”

    Dane Huffman, the managing editor of the Triangle Business Journal, is our Shaftesbury Society speaker next Monday.  And Jeffrey Tucker’s “American Culture Has Become Unbearably Toxic” explains that the “only really sensible stuff” worth reading is business news.  Tucker writes, And so, what to read these days by…
    Terry Stoops, February 20, 2018