Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 4)

  • With class size handled, what will be the next funding complaint?

    Republicans addressed the class size issue by delaying implementation of the reductions and sending more taxpayer money to school districts for elective teachers.  They also announced a plan to eliminate the waiting list for state-funded preschool programs. But these measures will not satisfy an education establishment who is working…
    Terry Stoops, February 9, 2018
  • Districts fuel desire for educational options

    If you listen to the mainstream media or public school advocacy groups, you might believe that sinister, for-profit meanies are driving the demand for school choice by depicting district schools as defective or immoral institutions. But districts do a fine job of alienating families without any help from school choice…
    Terry Stoops, February 8, 2018
  • Bias in education reporting

    Rick Hess and Brendan Bell discuss bias in mainstream media coverage of education matters.  They write, We searched news articles, while avoiding opinion pieces, in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, and in four widely-read, education-specific outlets (The 74, Chalkbeat, The Chronicle of…
    Terry Stoops, February 7, 2018
  • ENC STEM offers course content on cloning, social justice

    The Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee meets today, and one of the presenters is a representative from Eastern North Carolina (ENC) STEM, a program that combines courses in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with leadership development and team-building activities. I thought that the following slide from the ENC…
    Terry Stoops, February 6, 2018
  • Teachers can reduce student absences

    “A new program to prevent primary school absenteeism: Results of a pilot study in five schools,” published in Children and Youth Services Review, examined data from the The Early Truancy Prevention Project (ETPP), a program piloted in five North Carolina public schools.  According to researchers, In 2013–14,…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2018
  • ESAs will improve education for disabled students

    The News & Observer posted a moving video about a special needs child who hopes to benefit from an education savings account (ESA), a $9,000 account that parents of special needs children can use to pay for one or more qualifying education expenditures.  North Carolina’s ESA program will…
    Terry Stoops, February 1, 2018
  • Efficacy of housing for teachers questioned

    Last year, Durham County Schools announced that they planned to build an apartment complex with “below-market rents” for teachers. Durham school officials believe that the apartments will help the district recruit and retain teachers.  Unfortunately, we have only anecdotal evidence that it does. Liana Loewus of Education Week writes, A…
    Terry Stoops, February 1, 2018
  • Ever wonder about DPI’s budget?

    The State Board of Education held a budget and strategic planning session Wednesday.  Included in that discussion was the budget for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  The following PowerPoint slide is an overview of the budget for the current school year:          …
    Terry Stoops, January 31, 2018