Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 10)

  • What did students learn at N.C. Governor’s School?

    July 25 will be the closing day of the 2018 session of Governor’s School.  According to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction website, “The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts,…
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2018
  • CMS superintendent asserting more power over district

    Charlotte Observer Ann Doss Helms has the details: At the board retreat and in a June meeting with principals, Wilcox says he thinks CMS has swung too far toward freedom. He noted that third-grade reading proficiency, targeted by North Carolina’s General Assembly as a key skill that needs improvement,…
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2018
  • Study: State-funded preschool has “adverse effects on academic achievement”

    From “Effects of the Tennessee Prekindergarten Program on children’s achievement and behavior through third grade,” an article published in Early Childhood Research Quarterly, At the end of pre-k, pre-k participants in the consented subsample performed better than control children on a battery of achievement tests, with non-native English speakers…
    Terry Stoops, July 16, 2018
  • Fixing the Currently Biased State K-12 Education Rankings

    Fixing the Currently Biased State K-12 Education Rankings by Stan J. Liebowitz and Matthew L. Kelly of the University of Texas at Dallas is your “must-read” study of the day. Liebowitz and Kelly find that rankings produced by U.S. News & World Report and Education Week are unreliable and…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2018
  • The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining

    A new National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) paper, The Long-run Effects of Teacher Collective Bargaining, won’t be welcomed by teacher unions. Authors Michael Lovenheim and Alexander Willén write, We find robust evidence that exposure to teacher collective bargaining laws worsens the future labor market outcomes of men: in the…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2018
  • Private school enrollment up 1.2 percent, hits 101,775 students

    As promised, here are the private school statistics for the 2017-18 school year! During the 2017-18 school year, 101,775 students attended 767 private schools in North Carolina.  Enrollment increased by 1,190 students or 1.2 percent from the year before. Mecklenburg and Wake counties led the pack with 18,506 and…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2018
  • Home school enrollment up 6.2 percent, exceeds 135,000 students

    The N.C. Division of Non-Public Education published home and private school enrollment figures!  I will tackle the private school numbers in a separate blog post. During the 2017-18 school year, an estimated 135,749 students attended 86,753 home schools in North Carolina.  Enrollment increased 6.2 percent from the year before…
    Terry Stoops, July 9, 2018
  • Gordon-Stella: Durham charter schools committed to all students

    In an op-ed published in the Durham Herald-Sun, Lisa Gordon-Stella, a member of the Durham Charter Schools Collaborative, writes, Despite each school’s different approaches, the DCC’s focus is on collaborating to improve the educational outcomes of all children regardless of race or socioeconomic status. We know that there is…
    Terry Stoops, July 3, 2018