Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 197)

  • Rick Hess on Obama plan: “That’s Really All He’s Got”

    The entire blog post is worth reading.  Here are the first two paragraphs: When I heard the makeup of the President’s double-secret, anxiously awaited plan to create millions of jobs and make America happy again, I unaccountably found myself flashing on the scene in “Knocked Up” where Seth Rogen…
    Terry Stoops, September 9, 2011
  • What makes NC’s KIPP charter schools successful?

    Opponents of charter schools often argue that charter public schools owe their success to parents who are motivated enough to exercise a school choice option.  According to this account, charter schools themselves do little to increase student achievement.  Rather, they attract more engaged and “connected” parents who were likely to…
    Terry Stoops, September 8, 2011
  • Troubled schools try mimicking charters

    In Houston and Denver, district schools have adopted some of the successful strategies used by charter schools. In the first experiment of its kind in the country, the Houston public schools are testing whether techniques proven successful in high-performing urban charters can also help raise achievement in regular public…
    Terry Stoops, September 6, 2011
  • DPI survey follies

    After last week’s release of education job loss statistics from the NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the News & Observer published an article with the ridiculous headline, “N.C. school cuts just keep coming.” On Sunday, the Charlotte Observer published an article on the same subject, but their…
    Terry Stoops, September 6, 2011
  • 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