Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 3)

  • CER: NC charter law is ranked 13th in the nation and earns C

    The Center for Education Reform just released its annual charter law rankings. North Carolina was ranked 13th and earned a C.  It’s really a C+ given that the state barely missed out on a B. There is plenty of room for improvement, particularly in the equitable funding category.  North…
    Terry Stoops, September 10, 2020
  • First nationwide study of trends shows large gains for African Americans at charters

    Must-read research from Harvard University: Our analysis shows that student cohorts in the charter sector made greater gains from 2005 to 2017 than did cohorts in the district sector. The difference in the trends in the two sectors amounts to nearly an additional half-year’s worth of learning. The biggest…
    Terry Stoops, September 9, 2020
  • WSJ: A Carolina Victory for School Choice

    The Wall Street Journal editorial board gives North Carolina some love: Parents in North Carolina struggling to get their children back to the classroom have received some welcome news. The state Legislature’s $1.1 billion Covid-19 relief package includes a provision expanding the state’s school choice program. The victory is…
    Terry Stoops, September 8, 2020
  • Statewide graduation rate hits 87.6% in 2019-2020

    The agency may not have test scores to report, but the N.C. Department of Public Instruction announced that the state’s cohort (4-year) graduation rate hit 87.6% last school year.  Last year, the statewide graduation rate was 86.5%.
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2020
  • NCAE car caravan highlights continued disregard for the environment

    It’s sad that the group wants to advance their political agenda by pumping nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants into the air by cruising/idling in their cars for hours.  Think of the children!…
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2020
  • Education Week: NC earns a C in K-12 achievement, ranks 15th in nation

    With a score of 73.5, North Carolina is higher than the national average and ranks 15th in the nation in K-12 achievement, according to Education Week’s Quality Counts 2020. In the Southeast, North Carolina trails Florida, Virginia, Maryland, and Tennessee. North Carolina is also one of the most equitable…
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2020
  • Why is Alamance-Burlington hiring in-school suspension staff if students are not in school?

    The Alamance-Burlington Schools will conduct the first nine weeks of classes using remote learning only.  So, why does the district want to hire in-school suspension staff?  Can remote learning students receive in-school suspension, even if school buildings are closed to students? The in-school suspension positions for the district…
    Terry Stoops, September 1, 2020
  • NC teacher boasts that he used a BLM background for online instruction today

    In response to an article about the suspension of a Texas teacher for inserting Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ posters in her virtual classroom, a Durham County high school social studies teacher announced that he had used a BLM background today.         Calling…
    Terry Stoops, August 26, 2020