Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 154)

  • 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
  • N&O: Achievement gap good for sake of diversity in Chapel Hill

    Predictably, the editors of the News & Observer believe that the state should deny the charter school application submitted by representatives of the Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School in Chapel Hill because the school would “lessen diversity in the existing schools – a detrimental effect.” Apparently, keeping…
    Terry Stoops, December 14, 2011
  • Charter school mêlée in Chapel Hill

    This week the NC Public Charter Schools Advisory Council will review 27 “fast track” charter school applications.  The Howard and Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School is among the applicants. The school is named after Howard Lee, former Chapel Hill mayor, legislator, and chair of the NC State Board of Education,…
    Terry Stoops, December 13, 2011
  • There is no such thing as a free (school) lunch

    The News & Observer tries to do “cute” in their editorial on school lunch requirements. Well, maybe it’s no way to talk to adults. But they’ve got it coming. So to those members of Congress who want to relax sensible government requirements on school lunch regulations: shame on you.
    Terry Stoops, December 9, 2011
  • 2011 TUDA: CMS outperforms districts, nation

    The federal education officials who brought you the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released the 2011 Trial Urban District Assessments (TUDA) results this morning. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the only participating district in the state. The study concluded that CMS scored higher than most (participating) urban districts…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2011