Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 185)

  • Annual St. Patrick’s Day video

    Terry Stoops, March 16, 2012
  • Burr: Show us the research

    Last week, North Carolina Senator Richard Burr and four of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate sent a letter to Kathleen Sebelius to request that the Department of Health of Human Services (DHHS) release the “Third Grade Follow-Up Study” of Head Start.  Researchers completed data collection in 2008, but DHHS…
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2012
  • Breaking news from 1988: Direct instruction is best

    What is the most effective way to teach kids, direct instruction or discovery learning?  Decades of high-quality research suggest that, in most cases, direct instruction is the superior instructional method.  Nevertheless, the debate is going strong (mostly because education professors never let a bad idea go to waste). In the…
    Terry Stoops, March 13, 2012
  • Looking for a job? Go west (and south) young man

    According to a ManpowerGroup survey, Greenville, SC and Knoxville, TN are the two best places to find a job this spring.  Forbes has the details, The survey reveals that the metropolitan areas with the most optimistic forecast of all for hiring this spring are Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, S.C., and Knoxville, Tenn.
    Terry Stoops, March 13, 2012
  • Charter school demand is strong

    Dan Way’s latest Carolina Journal article highlights the huge demand for charter school seats in North Carolina.  Joel Medley, director of the Office of Charter Schools at the NC Department of Public Instruction, reported that well over 29,000 children remained on charter wait lists last year. Thousands more will…
    Terry Stoops, March 12, 2012
  • Public School Forum gets it right on rankings

    In their Friday Report email, the NC Public School Forum argues that per-pupil expenditure rankings, which were published by the National Education Association (NEA) last month, should be viewed in context.  Exactly! Those who spent months perpetuating the myth that North Carolina was 49th in the nation in…
    Terry Stoops, March 9, 2012
  • Anti-testing report released

    Today, you may hear some talk about a report titled “Taking Back Our Classrooms: The United Struggle of Teachers, Students, and Parents in North Carolina Against High-Stakes Testing.”  The report is a product of Advancement Project (a civil rights organization), Advocates for Children’s Services (a project of Legal…
    Terry Stoops, March 9, 2012
  • Teacher evaluation tribulation

    Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal published a short article on teacher evaluation and performance pay efforts in a handful of school districts, including Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).  The article outlined the fiscal, political, and methodological difficulties of implementing a comprehensive evaluation system for teachers across subjects and grades. The…
    Terry Stoops, March 9, 2012