Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 5)

  • A Better “Care Package” for Test Takers

    My son’s public school has asked parents to donate items for “care packages” that are designed to “promote a positive and encouraging End of Grade Testing environment.”  They have asked for the following items: two No. 2 pencils, one highlighter, a few peppermint candies, a small bag of chips, a…
    Terry Stoops, May 22, 2017
  • Republicans continue to invest in teachers

    The National Education Association released “Rankings and Estimates: Rankings of the States 2016 and Estimates of School Statistics 2017” on Wednesday.  According to the report, North Carolina’s unadjusted average teacher pay is ranked 35th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  This is a huge improvement…
    Terry Stoops, May 11, 2017
  • Average teacher pay: 31st when adjusted for cost of living

    I will publish the entire state-by-state ranking in the next week or two, but my initial calculations indicate that North Carolina’s average teacher salary, when adjusted for cost of living, ranks 31st in the nation. The unadjusted ranking is 35th in the nation, according to a report released by…
    Terry Stoops, May 10, 2017
  • Average teacher pay ranking: From 41st to 35th in the nation

    From WRAL: North Carolina ranks 35th in the nation for average teacher pay, an improvement from last year, when the state ranked 41st, according to estimates released Wednesday by the National Education Association. Among the 12 states in the Southeast, North Carolina now ranks 5th, an improvement…
    Terry Stoops, May 10, 2017
  • N.C. schools had 860 sexual assaults over the last four years

    From an investigation conducted by The Associated Press, Student-on-student sexual assault is not just a problem on college campuses. It threatens thousands of kids a year in elementary, middle and high schools across America. Rich or poor, urban or rural, no school is immune. AP journalists spent a year…
    Terry Stoops, May 3, 2017
  • Greene: Charter failure report is bunk

    On this popular blog, University of Arkansas education professor Jay Greene takes a new Fordham Institute report to task. Fordham has a new report out that claims to have discovered three warning signs in charter applications that make those charters more likely to have low-performance in their initial…
    Terry Stoops, April 26, 2017
  • Top high schools are schools of choice

    From an article discussing the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of the best high schools in America: Charter and magnet schools dominate the very top of the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, released today. But more than 80 percent of the 6,000-plus…
    Terry Stoops, April 25, 2017