Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 182)

  • Appointments to the new NC Public Charter School Advisory Council

    Today, the NC State Board of Education approved 11 of 15 appointments to the new Public Charter School Advisory Council. Kwan Graham, Parent and Parent Liaison Initiative leader for Parents for Educational Freedom in NC (PEFNC) Jenny Adams, Retired teacher John Betterton, Public charter school principal Alfred Dillon, Former…
    Terry Stoops, September 1, 2011
  • Education job loss numbers, Part 2

    In Part 1, I addressed the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) survey of education position loss and Reduction in Force (RIF).  In this post, I will discuss the data. There are multiple discrepancies between the survey data and other statistical resources published by DPI. 1. Reduction in…
    Terry Stoops, September 1, 2011
  • Education job loss numbers, Part 1

    After yesterday’s release-retraction-release of education job loss statistics from the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the usual suspects lined up to blame Republican legislators for “draconian” cuts to public schools.  The News & Observer had an incredibly misleading, i.e., typical, headline, “N.C. school cuts just keep coming.”…
    Terry Stoops, September 1, 2011
  • ABC 11 prez on graduation rates

    John Idler, President and General Manager of ABC 11 WTVD, is pleased that graduation rates have improved.  In a letter to the News & Observer, he writes, It’s encouraging news to learn that high school graduation rates have improved in 2011, increasing to 77.7 percent, the highest four-year graduation…
    Terry Stoops, August 30, 2011
  • Monday education jobs report

    The new school year is underway, but it is not too late to apply for a public school job in North Carolina. The North Carolina Public Schools Application System, which does not include listings for Wake County and Charlotte-Mecklenburg, lists 534 vacant positions.  Of these, 180 are teaching jobs.
    Terry Stoops, August 29, 2011
  • Education jobs report: NC public schools need hundreds of teachers

    A Charlotte Observer editorial stated that, as of last week, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools had “a whopping 500 teaching vacancies.”  Editors added, “Officials expect about 350 classrooms to start the year without permanent teachers. Assistant principals and others will fill in.” The North Carolina Public Schools Application System lists…
    Terry Stoops, August 22, 2011
  • Fired teacher assistant featured on WRAL gets rehired

    Do you remember the story of Ashley Lancaster, a teacher assistant at B.T. Bullock Elementary School in Sanford?  Probably not.  She was the focus of a June 1, 2011 “Damn Republicans!” report by the folks at WRAL. On the same day Republican lawmakers said they protected all public school…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2011
  • 2011 Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll released

    The 2011 PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools is out.  The prize for the worst question goes to the following: “Generally speaking, do you hear more good stories or bad stories about teachers in the news media?”  Approximately 68 percent of respondents said “yes” and…
    Terry Stoops, August 18, 2011