Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 4)

  • List of NC DHHS requirements for public schools

    Note: This is a straight-up list of requirements from StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit (K-12) interim guidance as of June 8, 2020, from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.   Schools are required to create the following three plans: Plan A: Minimal Social Distancing – Will be implemented assuming state…
    Terry Stoops, June 9, 2020
  • NC resident, last person to receive a Civil War-era pension, dies

    The Wall Street Journal has the details: Irene Triplett, the last person receiving a pension from the U.S. Civil War, has died at the age of 90. Ms. Triplett’s father, Mose Triplett, started fighting in the war for the Confederacy, but defected to the North in 1863. That decision earned…
    Terry Stoops, June 4, 2020
  • PEFNC launches parent survey

    A message from our friends at Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) : Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC) has seen the impact that the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on life as we know it. We have seen the unfolding changes in the way children are being educated…
    Terry Stoops, June 3, 2020
  • 22% of teachers say that students are not treated equitably, justly and fairly

    The 2020 Teacher Working Conditions Survey has been released.  In the new Equity category, 22% of teachers say that students are not treated equitably, justly, and fairly.  And approximately 30% of teachers say that the rules are not applied equitably to all students. That is appalling and highlights the…
    Terry Stoops, June 3, 2020
  • The right and wrong way to teach children about protests

    In response to racial justice protests this weekend, a Cabarrus County Schools music teacher shared a series of slides from @wokekindergarten.  Teachers should try to help children make sense of their world, but this is nothing more than anti-police propaganda.              …
    Terry Stoops, June 1, 2020
  • Union County School Board votes to host traditional graduation

    WBTV has the details: The Union County School Board voted to host traditional graduation ceremonies while practicing social distancing— despite North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s order that prohibits them. … The motion narrowly passed in a 5-4 vote. But discussions continued to explore back-up plans like hosting graduation in…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2020
  • Virtual charter school has received 3,100 applications for 403 available seats

    The NC Virtual Academy charter school has asked the State Board of Education to grant an enrollment increase of up to 20%. According to information provided by NC Virtual Academy, the “school currently enrolls just under 2,700 students and as of late April 2020, has received 3,100 applications for…
    Terry Stoops, May 28, 2020
  • Triggering teachers since 2005…

    Terry Stoops, May 27, 2020