Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 2)

  • Untrustworthy website: NC schools rank 31st in the nation

    Oh, Wallethub, what are we going to do with you? You tell us that North Carolina’s public schools are 31st in the nation and 4th in the Southeast, but it is so hard to trust you.  For example, ACT scores are not adjusted for participation rate, so states that…
    Terry Stoops, July 29, 2019
  • When school turnarounds backfire: North Carolina’s effort offers a cautionary tale

    Matt Barnum’s Chalkbeat article referenced in the title examines state efforts to provide support and resources to poor-performing schools.  Barnum writes, A few years ago, North Carolina school officials looked at a group of the state’s struggling schools and decided: we need to help. State officials designed a…
    Terry Stoops, July 25, 2019
  • School vacancy panic 2019 is here

    Every year, stories about the number of school position vacancies circulate online.  One reason why the stories have been popular in recent years is that they feed a familiar narrative, namely that the Republican-led General Assembly has made teaching in North Carolina public schools undesirable.  The Teaching Working Conditions…
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2019
  • 1 in 5 NC students don’t attend traditional public schools, new figures show

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details: Twenty percent of North Carolina’s students are not attending the state’s traditional public schools — and that percentage is expected to continue rising. New statewide figures released this month show that homeschools, private schools and charter schools all continued to add…
    Terry Stoops, July 18, 2019
  • Manspreading prevention seating system

    Courtesy of the Daily Mail: The END of manspreading? University student fed up with ‘men infringing on her public space’ wins national design award for creating chair that restricts how they sit down…
    Terry Stoops, July 17, 2019
  • Wake County getting back into the diversity game

    The Wake County school board is considering using assignment policies and other initiatives to address resegregation in the school system. For years, the members of the school board have refused to return to the strategy of assigning students to create “healthy schools,” that is, schools that do not exceed a…
    Terry Stoops, July 17, 2019
  • Alamance-Burlington Schools seeks graduation coach

    Interested applicants can find more information here. Responsibilities include:  The Graduation Coach is engaged in high school graduation assistance activities, including but not limited to working with students, school staff, parents, guardians and community members. The High School Graduation Coach will provide assistance to all high school students, individually…
    Terry Stoops, July 16, 2019
  • Edgecombe County Public Schools seeks Restorative Justice Facilitator

    Interested applicants can find more information here. Responsibilities include:  assist in planning and facilitating restorative conversations with students, parents, and staff provide communication to staff regarding issues of student discord plan home visits with staff members institute re-entry procedures for students returning from suspension, alternative school or extended absences…
    Terry Stoops, July 15, 2019