Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 5)

  • Top teacher education programs in North Carolina

    The National Council on Teacher Quality released their annual Teacher Prep Review rankings last week. High Point University was the top North Carolina university in the undergraduate elementary category.  In the undergraduate secondary category, Appalachian State University led the pack.  High Point and East Carolina University were ranked just…
    Terry Stoops, April 17, 2018
  • Good teachers matter…sometimes

    How do we close achievement gaps between students from different racial and socioeconomic groups? One idea is to assign at-risk students to a better teacher.  In “Do School Learning Opportunities Compound or Compensate for Background Inequalities? Evidence from the Case of Assignment to Effective Teachers” (Sociology of Education 2018,…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2018
  • Middle schooler draws stick figure holding gun, gets suspended

    The story is shocking but not surprising.  Sampson County Schools administrators suspended a Roseboro Salemburg Middle School student for “a doodle that showed stick figures holding guns and knives.” The “threatening” artwork:                 The silly response: “Due to everything happening…
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2018
  • As overall approval rebounds, Democrats continue to disapprove of charter schools

    In Education Next and The 74, Albert Cheng and Paul Peterson discuss the latest polling trends related to support for public charter schools.  (See figures below.) The survey results below suggest that the sharp decline in charter school support reported last year was a blip. …
    Terry Stoops, March 28, 2018
  • N.C. charter school law earns a “C” in CER ranking

    The Center for Education Reform (CER) released the annual National Charter School Law Rankings & Scorecard. North Carolina received a “C” in the 2018 edition of the ranking.  That grade is somewhat misleading, considering that the North Carolina charter law ranks 13th out of 44 states and D.C. this…
    Terry Stoops, March 27, 2018
  • Why do African Americans have low rates of income mobility?

    There is a lot to unpack in the new National Bureau of Economic Research article, “Race and Economic Opportunity in the United States: An Intergenerational Perspective.” In their hefty working paper, Raj Chetty, Nathaniel Hendren, Maggie Jones, and Sonya Porter examine data for nearly the entire U.S. population from…
    Terry Stoops, March 26, 2018
  • “Guns Don’t Kill People…Legislators Do”

    Photo of Apex Friendship High School students courtesy of Keung Hui of the News & Observer:                     Want to know more about today’s student protests supporting gun control?  Read the latest from Stoops and Sanders.
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2018
  • Nationwide student walkouts today

    Today is the day that students across the nation will stage a 17-minute walkout presumably to urge lawmakers to pass stronger gun laws. If you would like some background on the issues, I have published a three-part series on school shootings and student activism. School Shootings…
    Terry Stoops, March 14, 2018