Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 3)

  • Charter school facts

    Courtesy of the NCDPI Office of Charter Schools newsletter dated December 21, 2018: 109,389 students are being served by our 185 charter schools That represents 7.3% of the total public school population 50% are female and 50% are male 35 applicants to open a charter school are currently being reviewed…
    Terry Stoops, January 2, 2019
  • Red4EdNC leader: Group wants “true union organizing”

    A teacher group on Facebook recently featured a thread about the desire of some teachers to conduct an (illegal) strike in North Carolina.  Apparently, they are inspired by the union representing Los Angeles Unified School District teachers, who are threatening to strike. Leesville Road High School teacher Angela Scioli (who was…
    Terry Stoops, December 18, 2018
  • How much lottery money will your district receive?

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released estimates for the distribution of $100 million in lottery funds for school facilities.  Charter schools are not entitled to lottery funds for this purpose. Four counties will not receive lottery funds earmarked for school construction because they were a recipient of…
    Terry Stoops, December 17, 2018
  • Favorite Christmas movies by state

    Discuss.                         Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter…
    Terry Stoops, December 14, 2018
  • United Health Foundation: NC is the 33rd healthiest state

    United Health Foundation recently published America’s Health Rankings.  North Carolina is 33rd in the nation.  Here are the details: Strengths Low prevalence of excessive drinking High percentage of high school graduation High HPV immunization coverage among adolescent males Challenges High incidence of chlamydia High percentage of uninsured population High…
    Terry Stoops, December 12, 2018
  • A glimpse into education school curriculum

    Notice that the paper must be on a “social justice issue related to education” and that she has already determined that the conservative “Congress man” is “basically someone who is working against public education.”…
    Terry Stoops, December 7, 2018
  • Study: Schools with police are no safer

    Keung Hui of the News & Observer has the details, A new report looking at security in North Carolina schools is challenging the belief that putting more police officers in schools will make them safer. The study of North Carolina middle schools found no relationship between increased funding for…
    Terry Stoops, November 26, 2018
  • The Opportunity Scholarship Program continues to grow

    The N.C. State Education Assistance Authority posted updated data on the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which awards private school vouchers to low-income children. Between 2017 and 2019, the Opportunity Scholarship Program had a 12.8 percent increase in applications and a 16 percent increase in recipients (so far).  Not bad!   2018-19…
    Terry Stoops, November 19, 2018