Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 3)

  • What it’s like to interact with state agencies: Stokes County edition

    You can feel the superintendent’s exasperation in this article from The Stokes News, [Schools Superintendent Dr. Brad] Rice said the staff hopes to have a plan put together by the second week in July, and added that the wait for instructions from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction remains…
    Terry Stoops, June 17, 2020
  • Mark Johnson accuses State Board of Education members of executing contract illegally

    In a June 11 letter to State Auditor Beth Wood, Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson calls out State Board of Education members Eric Davis and J.B. Buxton for executing a $30,822 contract with the Southern Regional Education Board to study the state accountability system. Johnson writes, I write you…
    Terry Stoops, June 17, 2020
  • Wake County releases examples of COVID-19 classroom configurations

    Today, Wake County school district staff proposed classroom layouts that accommodate social distancing.  I don’t know how the district can pull this off, considering that many of their schools are at or over capacity. (Photo courtesy of Keung Hui @nckhui of the News & Observer.)…
    Terry Stoops, June 16, 2020
  • Teachers threaten strike and protests over plan to award raise, bonuses

    Senate Bill 818 includes an experienced-based “step” salary increase and a $350 bonus.               Just a reminder of pay increases approved by lawmakers:…
    Terry Stoops, June 11, 2020
  • State education officials issue recommendations, no mandates

    The NC Department of Public Instruction released their back-to-school guidance, Lighting Our Way Forward: NC’s Guidebook for Reopening Public Schools, today. Lighting Our Way Forward: NC’s Guidebook for Reopening Public Schools provides considerations, recommendations, and best practices to ensure a safe and successful 2020-21 school year. Except for requirements…
    Terry Stoops, June 11, 2020
  • Predictably, NCAE complains about bonus proposal

    The North Carolina Association of Educators issues a press release in response to Senate Bill 818, which would grant teachers an experienced-based “step” increase and a $350 bonus.  If Governor Cooper agrees to use $95 million in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) funding for teachers, they would receive an…
    Terry Stoops, June 11, 2020
  • More teachers responds to NC DHHS plan

    Terry Stoops, June 9, 2020
  • Teachers unhappy with NC DHHS guidance

    For information on DHHS guidance, read this.
    Terry Stoops, June 9, 2020