Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 149)

  • Ed Schultz disses the South

    …but says that he did not mean to diss the South. HT: The Washington Free Beacon…
    Terry Stoops, March 7, 2012
  • Leadership lessons from Captain Kirk

    What would Captain Kirk do (WWCKD)?  Who hasn’t asked this question at some point in their life? Anyone? According to Forbes writer Alex Knapp, we should observe five leadership principles exemplified by Captain James T. Kirk of the USS Enterprise.  These leadership lessons include the following: 1. Never Stop…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2012
  • ACTuesday

    Today, approximately 100,000 high school juniors throughout North Carolina will take the ACT exam.  According to the NC Department of Public Instruction press release, The ACT is a curriculum- and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college. In December 2011, the State Board…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2012
  • Preschool: Disadvantaged children benefit, others don’t

    In yesterday’s Daily Journal column, John Hood argued that there is a case to be made for preschool programs that target low-income children.  He wrote, Since the 1960s, several small-scale experiments have demonstrated the potential long-term benefits of intervening early in the lives of poor children who lack stable,…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2012
  • Governor’s Office, DPI coordination?

    A new document available on the NC Department of Public Instruction website, Trends: Growing Student Population, Fewer Adults, Fewer Dollars, (obviously) contends that enrollment growth has outpaced education spending and personnel changes.  The major weakness of the presentation is that the author includes only five years of data. Speaking…
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2012
  • Congratulations to The Pit

    The Daily Meal named The Pit one of the 101 best restaurants in America.  The Pit was ranked 98th and was the only North Carolina restaurant to make the list. If you ask me, the list is a celebration of entrepreneurship and individual creativity, as well as great…
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2012
  • DPI on state education budget trends, 1994 to 2012

    The NC Department of Public Instruction released their annual “Highlights of the North Carolina Public School Budget” document.  It provides very good summaries of public education finance with a particular focus on state and federal revenue. As the chart below indicates, total state education funding, in nominal terms,…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2012
  • A historic day for school choice in North Carolina

    With State Board of Education approval of nine charter schools yesterday, North Carolina will exceed 100 charter schools for the first time since passage of charter school legislation approximately 15 years ago.  This would not have been possible without passage of Senate Bill 8 last year. But the vote…
    Terry Stoops, March 2, 2012