Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 188)

  • Study: No evidence of racial bias in school discipline

    According to a recent study by University of Rochester professor Josh Kinsler, “At state and national levels, black students are more likely to be suspended from school, and conditional on misbehavior, receive stiffer penalties when compared with white students. Racial bias is often cited as a primary contributor to these…
    Terry Stoops, November 21, 2011
  • Occupy Wii

    Blogger Joey Stansbury discovered this “tale of struggle” from Occupy Raleigh: It has cost me substantial money in gas going back and forth to the occupation. So much so that part of my reduced schedule is budgetary, not just about my health. Until recently when I started pulling…
    Terry Stoops, November 18, 2011
  • Looking ahead to the job market in 2018

    In Career Clusters: Forecasting Demand for High School Through College Jobs, 2008–2018, researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce identified fields that will experience signficant job growth nationally and by state. In North Carolina, the Business, Management, and Administration cluster will be the largest…
    Terry Stoops, November 17, 2011
  • NC: One of the worst states for getting a divorce

    In a ranking of state divorce laws from best (#1) to worst (#51), Bloomberg ranks North Carolina 44th in the nation.  Among Southern states, only South Carolina (49th) has more onerous divorce laws. New Hampshire’s quick and easy – virtually drive-through – divorce process earned it the top spot. …
    Terry Stoops, November 15, 2011
  • State receives 27 charter school applications

    Dan Way of Carolina Journal and Morgan Josey Glover of the News & Record report that the Office of Charter Schools has received 27 charter school applications.  A handful of these schools were unable to obtain a charter in the past because the state-imposed cap of 100 schools…
    Terry Stoops, November 15, 2011
  • Hot dog! Congress decides that pizza is a vegetable!

    Education Week guest blogger Nirvi Shah reports, Pizza would be considered a vegetable on school lunch trays under new changes to school meals proposed by Congress late yesterday.  [snip] One of the big changes would, in essence, allow pizza with tomato sauce to be considered a vegetable. That’s allowed…
    Terry Stoops, November 15, 2011
  • History matters: Abraham Lincoln in the news

    Our 16th president is H-O-T! Vandals Strike Lincoln’s Tomb, Steal Copper Sword Ford’s Theatre Bans O’Reilly Book On Lincoln Assassination Museum’s New Center of Gravity Abraham Lincoln football team beats Fort Hamilton,  22-0, to clinch top seed heading into PSAL playoffs Thanks to the North…
    Terry Stoops, November 14, 2011
  • Do We Need An Invisible Surgeon General?

    In an article published in Forbes, Henry Miller of the Hoover Institution calls U.S. Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin “an embarassment” and concludes that she “should be shown the door.” He continues, The current Surgeon General, Regina M. Benjamin, had until recently focused her most of her attention…
    Terry Stoops, November 10, 2011