Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 180)

  • NC GOP Council of State debates

    Last night, NCDebates.com (a venture of the NC Tea Party PAC) streamed Council of State debates in Winston-Salem.  Two of five Republican candidates for NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, Richard Alexander and John Tedseco, participated.  Of course, if you live in the Triange, you already know that John Tedesco…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2012
  • More highlights of the NCAE convention

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Convention 2012 rocked the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem this weekend.  Here are some additional highlights of the conference (courtesy of Twitter): MaryBethTeaches: There are 42,629 @NCAE members but only 10,497 (25%) have “flipped” to EFT [Electronic Funds Transfer]. R U going…
    Terry Stoops, March 26, 2012
  • NCAE convention underway

    The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) Convention 2012 is rockin’ the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem.  I suspect that substitute teachers were in short supply around the state. Here are some highlights of the conference (courtesy of various Twitter feeds): Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson tells attendees, “When…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2012
  • Teacher Working Conditions Survey

    In a recent blog post, Bill Harrison, chair of the NC State Board of Education, urges teachers to take the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey, which will be will be administered March 26-April 20, 2012.  I am pleased that Chairman Harrison is making this appeal. The NC…
    Terry Stoops, March 23, 2012
  • High schoolers read books written for fifth graders

    University of Arkansas professor Sandra Stotsky writes, According to Renaissance Learning’s 2012 report on the books read by almost 400,000 students in grades 9–12 in 2010–2011, the average reading level of the top 40 books is a little above fifth grade (5.3 to be exact). [snip] The average book…
    Terry Stoops, March 21, 2012
  • You all know the facts…

    “You all know the facts.  There are fewer dollars in the public school system today than there’s ever been…” – Gov. Beverly Perdue, March 19, 2012 press conference We are still waiting for the NC Department of Public Instruction to report local, federal, and capital revenues/expenditures for…
    Terry Stoops, March 19, 2012
  • Pre-K…every which way

    Give Winston-Salem Journal reporter Travis Fain a ton of credit for trying to tease out spending on early childhood education and services in North Carolina.  Fain writes, The N.C. Pre-K program has become the focus of a statewide debate over early education, but it represents only a portion of…
    Terry Stoops, March 19, 2012
  • Annual St. Patrick’s Day video

    Terry Stoops, March 16, 2012