Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 152)

  • Student assignment and parental engagement

    Wow, the News & Observer is leading the charge to postpone today’s Wake County Board of Education vote on a new student assignment plan. W. Swain Wood: School Plan: Not so fast WakeEd Blog: NAACP calls on Wake school board to postpone student assignment vote Barry Saunders:…
    Terry Stoops, October 18, 2011
  • Gene Nichol: N&O columnist

    Today, the News & Observer published another op-ed written by Gene Nichol, a professor of law at UNC-Chapel Hill and director of the university’s Center on Poverty, Work & Opportunity. Over the last year, the N&O published eleven (11) of his op-eds on a variety of topics (see The Nichol…
    Terry Stoops, October 13, 2011
  • Digital Learning Day: February 1, 2012

    Mark your calendars! Digital Learning Day will be celebrated on February 1, 2012. Former governor of West Virginia, Bob Wise, has the details:…
    Terry Stoops, October 13, 2011
  • Roadmap for Reform: Digital Learning report released

    Today, the Foundation for Excellence in Education released Roadmap for Reform: Digital Learning, a comprehensive guide to support governors, state education chiefs, state lawmakers and policymakers transform education for the digital age.  The report provides the nuts-and-bolts policies to transition to a student-centered education that prepares students with the…
    Terry Stoops, October 13, 2011
  • US ED: Most state math and reading standards weak

    In August, the U.S. Department of Education released a report that compared state standards and tests to the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which many consider to be the “gold standard” of standardized testing.  According to researchers, 1. There is wide variation among state proficiency standards. 2.
    Terry Stoops, October 12, 2011
  • Education budget changes in national context

    The left-leaning Center for Budget and Policy Priorities recently updated their report on changes to education budgets in 46 states. The report focused on changes between FY2008 and FY2012.  However, the CBPP comparisons of FY2011 and FY2012 budgets are more relevant to the political debate in North Carolina. According…
    Terry Stoops, October 11, 2011
  • High school graduation awards

    This afternoon, the NC Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education will honor schools and school districts that graduated a high percentage of its students. I think my invitation got lost in the mail. According to the press release, Lt. Governor Walter Dalton, State Superintendent June Atkinson…
    Terry Stoops, October 11, 2011