Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies
Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation.

Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the program assistant for the Child Welfare Education Programs at the University of Pittsburgh. After crossing the Mason-Dixon Line, he taught English at Spotsylvania High School and served as an adjunct instructor in professional communication at the University of Mary Washington. He was a research assistant in the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia.

Stoops earned a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Clarion University and a master’s degree in Administrative and Policy Studies from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Education. He received a Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education.

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 1)

  • Great resource from BEST NC

    Check out COVID-19 Parent Led Learning Resources from BEST NC. Unlike guides that inundate parents with lists of online resources, BEST NC keeps it simple and highlights a handful of the best online resources available.  Highly recommended.    …
    Terry Stoops, April 3, 2020
  • How much will public schools receive in COVID-19 supplemental funds?

    Last week, Gov. Roy Cooper pulled $50 million from reserve accounts and funds set aside for summer reading camps (which will not occur this summer for obvious reasons).  Districts and charters have the flexibility to use the funds for activities related to school nutrition, school and community-based child care,…
    Terry Stoops, April 1, 2020
  • Americans can relate to this Spanish Flu poem from 1918

    From The Greenville (S.C.) News Nov. 23, 1918…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2020
  • School buildings closed through May 15

    The News & Observer reports, North Carolina public schools will remain closed through May 15 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus. The state’s 1.5 million students have been home since last week when Gov. Roy Cooper ordered…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2020
  • U.S. Department of Education waives testing/reporting requirements

    It’s official. The Trump administration granted a one-year waiver to states that will open the door to the elimination of statewide testing for the 2019-2020 school year.  North Carolina lawmakers and state education officials should follow suit.  If they do, numerous test-based program requirements would require waivers from the…
    Terry Stoops, March 20, 2020
  • Professor calls on governor to suspend rent, mortgage, and utility payments

    An English professor from UNC Greensboro is asking public school teachers to sign on to a petition calling on Gov. Cooper to suspend rent, mortgage, and utility payments.  The petition is part of Rent Strike 2020, an “organizing campaign working in partnership with Socialist Alternative, the Rose Caucus, and branches of…
    Terry Stoops, March 18, 2020
  • Wake teachers angry that superintendent allows supervisors/central office to work from home

    Wake County teachers are irate that Superintendent Cathy Moore is allowing supervisors, including those who work in the central office, to work from home while teachers, school-based administrators, and staff are exposed to children and adults who may carry coronavirus. A Wake County teacher sent a screenshot of the superintendent’s…
    Terry Stoops, March 13, 2020