Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 185)

  • Soda bans don’t reduce consumption of sugary drinks

    In a study published in The Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, researchers found that soda bans in middle schools did not significantly reduce students’ consumption of sugary drinks.  Kids responded to the ban by simply purchasing different kinds of sugary drinks, like juices and sports drinks, in school…
    Terry Stoops, November 9, 2011
  • Memphis schools offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    According to a remarkably one-sided article in The Commercial Appeal, As part of Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids legislation passed in 2010, the federal government is now in the supper business, budgeting $641 million over 10 years to make sure children in the nation’s ever-growing poor pockets get one more balanced…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2011
  • Charter schools surge on NAEP

    As North Carolinians prepare for a significant increase in the number of charter schools, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools reports that the nation’s charter schools had tremendous performance gains on the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test. In nearly every category that we examined,…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2011
  • Community colleges and employment outcomes

    The Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment (CAPSEE) will fund 12 research projects that examine “relations between postsecondary education, including education and training prior to the bachelor‘s degree level, and employment outcomes.”  North Carolina will be a site of the first project.  Arne Kalleberg of the University…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2011
  • Progress NC turning legitimate?

    When he is not spending his time calling Heather Losurdo a bankrupt-stripper-liar, Progress NC’s Justin Guillory offers insightful commentary on policy. Just for the record, I have never declared bankruptcy.  To the dismay of ladies everywhere, I have never been a stripper.  Occasionally, I tell a fib, tall tale,…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2011
  • Steve Jobs: Engineering skills plentiful in China

    In a post on Community College Spotlight, Joanne Jacobs pulled an interesting quote from Walter Isaacson’s biography of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Apple had 700,000 factory workers employed in China, he said, and that was because it needed 30,000 engineers on-site to support those workers. ‘You can’t…
    Terry Stoops, November 3, 2011
  • New report on teacher pay

    In Assessing the Compensation of Public-School Teachers, Jason Richwine and Andrew Biggs conclude that “public-school teacher salaries are comparable to those paid to similarly skilled private sector workers, but that more generous fringe benefits for public-school teachers, including greater job security, make total compensation 52 percent greater than fair…
    Terry Stoops, November 2, 2011
  • NC NAEP scores: Little change

    Since the early 1990s, North Carolina has participated in the federal National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing program.  The 2011 (biennial) results were released today. Reading: Fourth-grade reading scores were not significantly different than 2009, but there was a statistically significant increase in eighth-grade reading scores.  Reading scores…
    Terry Stoops, November 1, 2011