Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 152)

  • State receives 27 charter school applications

    Dan Way of Carolina Journal and Morgan Josey Glover of the News & Record report that the Office of Charter Schools has received 27 charter school applications.  A handful of these schools were unable to obtain a charter in the past because the state-imposed cap of 100 schools…
    Terry Stoops, November 15, 2011
  • Hot dog! Congress decides that pizza is a vegetable!

    Education Week guest blogger Nirvi Shah reports, Pizza would be considered a vegetable on school lunch trays under new changes to school meals proposed by Congress late yesterday.  [snip] One of the big changes would, in essence, allow pizza with tomato sauce to be considered a vegetable. That’s allowed…
    Terry Stoops, November 15, 2011
  • History matters: Abraham Lincoln in the news

    Our 16th president is H-O-T! Vandals Strike Lincoln’s Tomb, Steal Copper Sword Ford’s Theatre Bans O’Reilly Book On Lincoln Assassination Museum’s New Center of Gravity Abraham Lincoln football team beats Fort Hamilton,  22-0, to clinch top seed heading into PSAL playoffs Thanks to the North…
    Terry Stoops, November 14, 2011
  • Do We Need An Invisible Surgeon General?

    In an article published in Forbes, Henry Miller of the Hoover Institution calls U.S. Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin “an embarassment” and concludes that she “should be shown the door.” He continues, The current Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, had until recently focused her most of her attention…
    Terry Stoops, November 10, 2011
  • The latest in NC research

    In a NC State dissertation titled “Who Has Access to 8th Grade Algebra in North Carolina? A Case Study of Mathematics Placement Practices for Algebra I,” Peter Eley found Analysis of the data revealed that students predicted to gain access to 8 th grade Algebra did not, in fact, gain…
    Terry Stoops, November 9, 2011
  • Soda bans don’t reduce consumption of sugary drinks

    In a study published in The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that soda bans in middle schools did not significantly reduce students’ consumption of sugary drinks.  Kids responded to the ban by simply purchasing different kinds of sugary drinks, like juices and sports drinks, in school…
    Terry Stoops, November 9, 2011
  • Memphis schools offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    According to a remarkably one-sided article in The Commercial Appeal, As part of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids legislation passed in 2010, the federal government is now in the supper business, budgeting $641 million over 10 years to make sure children in the nation’s ever-growing poor pockets get one more balanced…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2011
  • Charter schools surge on NAEP

    As North Carolinians prepare for a significant increase in the number of charter schools, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reports that the nation’s charter schools had tremendous performance gains on the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test. In nearly every category that we examined,…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2011