Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 149)

  • Ten big changes coming to NC education this year

    Those of us in the education policy business are going to have a busy 2012.  To keep up, review the John Locke Foundation website several times a day, visit the Carolina Journal website a minimum of five times a day, subscribe to my education newsletter, and tell…
    Terry Stoops, January 2, 2012
  • Kids reject “healthy” lunches, create black market for junk food

    This year, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) implemented a plan to make school lunches healthier.  Students did not respond well to the change.  Education Week reports, Many of the meals are being rejected en masse. Participation in the school lunch program has dropped by thousands of students.
    Terry Stoops, December 22, 2011
  • Newt Gingrich and the politics of history

    Yesterday, Reuters ran a really dumb story, “Gingrich’s nods to history don’t impress scholars.” I am not an apologist for Newt, and do not take this as an endorsement.  Rather, I object to a story designed to assail Gingrich’s intellect generally, rather than address his policy proposals and…
    Terry Stoops, December 22, 2011
  • Do you “like” North Carolina’s newspapers?

    How many Facebook users “like” each of North Carolina’s major newspapers? Here is the ranking (as of 12/22): 1. Fayetteville Observer: 7,629 2. Charlotte Observer: 7,547 3. Carolina Journal/JLF: 6,725 4. Wilmington Star-News: 6,436 5. Independent Weekly: 5,246 6. Greensboro News & Record: 4,662…
    Terry Stoops, December 22, 2011
  • CMS teachers sing about Common Core standards

    “Winning” stanza: No longer can a teacher be the sage on the stage Common Core Essential Standards change how we teach Become the guide on the side the students to engage Common Core Essential Standards change how we teach…
    Terry Stoops, December 21, 2011
  • NC wins federal pre-K grant

    North Carolina is one of nine states that will share $500 million in federal funds for early learning.  Other winners include: California, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Ohio, Rhode Island and Washington. Will this settle the NCGA/Perdue/Manning dispute over pre-kindergarten funding?…
    Terry Stoops, December 16, 2011
  • Time is still not on their side

    Last week, my Education Update outlined the debate over time.  I pointed out that students in North Carolina spend more time in the classroom than their counterparts in other nations.  This includes countries that outperform the state and nation on international assessments. If you don’t believe me (silly), perhaps…
    Terry Stoops, December 16, 2011
  • Eleven charter schools make the cut

    Eleven of the 27 applicants for “fast track” charters will move to the next phase of the application process.  Schools that made the cut include the following: High Point College Prep (Guilford) Water’s Edge Village School (Currituck) Cornerstone Charter Academy (Guilford) Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter (Orange) Mendenhall…
    Terry Stoops, December 15, 2011