Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 153)

  • The economy in haiku

    The Economist notes that the Kauffman Foundation joined economics and literature in their latest questionnaire on the economy. THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION conducts a quarterly survey of economics bloggers (you can see the third quarter results here). It tends to focus on current economic conditions and policy questions, but the fourth…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
  • Cape Fear HS shooting: More questions than answers

    We still do not know why a Cape Fear High School student shot Catilyn Abercrombie.  Fayetteville Observer editors outline a number of possible explanations, Was 15-year-old Catilyn Abercrombie shot on purpose? Was the shooting, whether intentional or accidental, gang-related? How did a weapon go unnoticed? How could a school…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
  • Glaeser: Education is a panacea

    Edward Glaeser, an economics professor at Harvard University and Bloomberg View columnist, America to educate itself to prosperity!  For Glaeser, it all starts with politicians in Washington, That message should be a perfect fit for Republicans – the U.S. becomes smarter through competition and hard work. Years of research…
    Terry Stoops, October 26, 2011
  • One in four high school graduates are “college-ready”

    According to a New York Post article, Just one out of every four [New York City public school] students who started high school in 2007 went on to graduate in 2011 prepared for college under a first-ever city measure aligned with City University of New York entrance…
    Terry Stoops, October 25, 2011
  • College readiness infographic

    Created by Knewton and Column Five Media…
    Terry Stoops, October 24, 2011
  • Community college attrition costs NC millions

    In a new report on community college attrition, researchers from the American Institutes of Research estimated that, between 2004 and 2009, North Carolina taxpayers surrendered $150 million to first-year community college students that subsequently dropped out. In total, almost $4 billion in federal, state, and local taxpayer monies in…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2011
  • Congress can’t keep its hands off MLB

    In 2005, the House Committee on Government Reform conducting hearings on alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs (PED) by Major League Baseball players.  The hearings made for good theatre – Sammy Sosa apparently required a translator, Rafael Palmeiro claimed innocence (but later tested positive for PEDs), Mark McGuire repeatedly used…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2011
  • Magnet programs for smart kids: Not impressive

    Are you thinking of sending your little gifted and talented youngster to a magnet school program for high achievers? Sa Bui, Scott Imberman, and Steven Craig’s Education Next study will encourage you to revisit the idea.  The University of Houston researchers conducted two studies (using different methodologies) of gifted…
    Terry Stoops, October 19, 2011