Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 179)

  • N&O uses report to target Republicans

    According to an article published in the News & Observer, North Carolina dropped in annual rankings of state pre-kindergarten programs published by the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER).  In the third paragraph of the piece, News & Observer reporter Lynn Bonner acknowledged that the NIEER rankings did…
    Terry Stoops, April 10, 2012
  • U.S. Government Services Administration (GSA) is “going green”

    If you like bureaucrats who sing and dance, this video is for you.
    Terry Stoops, April 9, 2012
  • Does the state employ a 95-year-old security guard?

    I rummaged through the Charlotte Observer’s online Data Center last night and downloaded the latest N.C. government salary database (current as of March 6, 2012).  Here are a few of my discoveries: The database includes over 93,700 full- and part-time employees.  It does not include include public school employees,…
    Terry Stoops, April 5, 2012
  • A new way to look at public education in North Carolina

    Courtesy of Parents for Educational Freedom in NC (PEFNC):…
    Terry Stoops, April 4, 2012
  • Education ranking debate: the N&O weighs in

    Yippee – the editors of the News & Observer just realized that North Carolina ranks 42nd in per-pupil spending! Of course, I reported this fact over a month ago.  But, hey, better late than never.  So why bring it up now? It appears that Bill Faison, Democratic…
    Terry Stoops, April 4, 2012
  • McCrory’s education plan: Reform for the “new normal”

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory released his education plan last week.  My initial review of the plan is available in our Research Newsletter archive. If you do not receive my weekly Education Update newsletter, sign up here.
    Terry Stoops, April 4, 2012
  • SBE looks for ways to cap charter growth

    At next week’s State Board of Education (SBE) meeting, the topic of “significant shifts in student enrollment from an LEA to a charter school” will be on the table. Earlier this year, a handful of district administrators and school boards complained that new and expanding charter schools would…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2012
  • McCrory’s education plan: A win for North Carolinians

    Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory outlined his K-12 education platform.  Here is a summary of the four components: A Passion for Education: The McCrory Plan for North Carolina Schools 1) Give Families and Students Educational Choices Two Paths to Success – One…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2012