Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 4)

  • Will Mecklenburg’s schools of choice benefit from CMS board election?

    Residents of Mecklenburg County had an opportunity to set a new course for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS), which is seeing flat enrollment growth due, in part, to the availability of home, private, and charter schools.  Yet, as Ann Doss Helms of the Charlotte Observer notes, there’s “not likely to…
    Terry Stoops, November 8, 2017
  • Municipal election update: Fuquay-Varina

    I was voter 18 at the Fuquay-Varina High School polling place.  I voted an hour after the polls opened. Residents will elect a mayor and two members of the Fuquay-Varina Board of Commissioners (Massengill and Wunsch seats) today.  Candidates spent much of their time addressing concerns about growth, traffic,…
    Terry Stoops, November 7, 2017
  • District school enrollment continues decline

    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released student membership figures for the first month of school.  It is interesting to note year-to-year changes in average daily membership (ADM), even if the figure will change by the end of the year.  The ADM figures for the last three school years…
    Terry Stoops, November 6, 2017
  • State superintendent salaries: Mark Johnson is 36th in the nation

    Education Week collected state superintendent salaries for all 50 states and Washington, D.C. North Carolina Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s salary of $127,561 was a bit on the low side – 36th in the nation. It is also far below the national average of $174,000 a year.  Interestingly,…
    Terry Stoops, November 1, 2017
  • Let parents sort out quality in the education marketplace

    Liz Bell of EdNC had a good overview of the News & Observer/WTVD charter school panel last night.  Bell wrote, Five panelists argued over the place charter schools should occupy in the state’s educational system Monday night. To Helen Ladd, the Susan B. King professor emerita of public policy…
    Terry Stoops, October 31, 2017
  • There is no “teacher crisis” in Moore County

    Former Southern Pines town manager Kyle Sonnenberg is declaring that the Moore County Schools is in the midst of a teacher crisis.  He writes, At the recent start of the new school year, I heard that Moore County Schools had a total of 16 teacher positions that were vacant.
    Terry Stoops, October 25, 2017
  • N&O publishes abysmal op-ed on N.C. Innovative School District

    Someone at the News & Observer thought it was a good idea to publish a second-rate op-ed attacking the N.C. Innovative School District.  The piece was written by UNC-Chapel Hill education professor Brian Gibbs.  Here are some of the highlights: 1. Gibbs assumes…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2017
  • Leave that “awkward” Hitler costume at home, teachers

    Teacher resource website www.teachhub.com has dos and don’ts for teachers who want to dress up on Halloween: DON’T forget about comfort and mobility No matter how amazing the costume is, you still have to teach in this all day, so anything that’s really hot or prevents you from…
    Terry Stoops, October 18, 2017