Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 10)

  • Truitt: Cutting through the noise of education reform and COVID-19

    EdNC published an excellent op-ed by Catherine Truitt, chancellor for Western Governors University NC and the Republican candidate for NC State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Here is a selection from the piece: We were not prepared for remote learning despite a decade of innovation initiatives and pilot projects spanning Democratic and…
    Terry Stoops, May 4, 2020
  • New leaders of the NCAE flash their socialist credentials

    Courtesy of the NCAE Organize 2020 Racial & Social Justice Caucus Facebook page:…
    Terry Stoops, May 1, 2020
  • State audit finds serious problems at the Department of Public Instruction

    The Office of the State Auditor released the Statewide Single Audit Report yesterday.  Findings related to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction include: The Department did not effectively monitor spending of the Title I, Part A22 subawards provided to local education agencies (LEA) and charter schools (collectively called subrecipients).
    Terry Stoops, April 30, 2020
  • The state of school closures

    Courtesy of Education Week: 43 states, 4 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have ordered or recommended school building closures for the rest of the academic year, affecting approximately 45.1 million public school students. School closures due to coronavirus have impacted at least 124,000 U.S. public and private schools…
    Terry Stoops, April 29, 2020
  • Families have much more favorable view of homeschooling

    EdChoice released results from a mid-April survey of 510 parents of school-age children.  A majority of those polled reported that they have a more favorable view of homeschooling as a result of COVID-19 school closures.
    Terry Stoops, April 24, 2020
  • Summary of changes to grading and student promotion policies

    Yesterday, the N.C. State Board of Education approved changes to grading and student promotion.  Here is a summary of those changes:…
    Terry Stoops, April 24, 2020
  • U.S. history and geography scores plummet

    National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores for the 2018 administration of U.S. history, civics, and geography tests were released in a series of highlight reports today.  The average civics score was unchanged.  U.S. history and geography scores dropped significantly. Education Week reports, Except for the very top-performing…
    Terry Stoops, April 23, 2020
  • Teachers ridicule ReOpenNC protesters

    Public school teachers are still receiving their paychecks.  ReOpenNC is fighting for those who are not.
    Terry Stoops, April 22, 2020