Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 5)

  • Wake County middle school worksheet takes a page from the Maury Show

    The Maury Show is famous for conducting DNA tests for guests who have doubts about the paternity of their children. Yesterday’s show, for example, was “6 Kids denied…5 men tested…Who’s the father?” Now, a middle school in Wake County is bringing that experience to the classroom. I received a…
    Terry Stoops, April 11, 2017
  • Foreign Exchange Students: U.S. Classes are Easy

    The “Brown Center Report on American Education,” published annually by the Brookings Institution, always offers interesting tidbits about the state of American education.  In this year’s edition, senior fellow Tom Loveless discusses results from a recent Brookings survey of 600 foreign exchange students.  The institution conducted a similar survey…
    Terry Stoops, April 5, 2017
  • Parents as “advocates” in the district system

    I just received an email from the WCPSS (Wake County Schools) Family Academy. Parents are often the best educational advocates for their child. Research indicates that being involved in your child’s education has a positive correlation with being successful in school. The parents will learn how to be engaged in…
    Terry Stoops, April 4, 2017
  • Martin Center: Concerns Raised Over NC’s Dual Enrollment Program

    Shannon Watkins of the Martin Center for Academic Renewal has the details: Recently, concerns over dual enrollment have been raised at Cleveland Community College in Shelby, North Carolina. The school’s problems, however, may go beyond dual enrollment; they appear to extend to issues involving improper college governance, lack of…
    Terry Stoops, April 4, 2017
  • School Choice Deniers

    The Wall Street Journal sets the record straight on what the best available research says about the efficacy of school vouchers. A meta-analysis last year by the Friedman Foundation found that 14 of 18 empirical studies analyzing programs in which students were chosen at random by lottery found…
    Terry Stoops, April 3, 2017
  • DeVos at Fort Bragg today

    According to Politico’s Morning Education, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visits the sprawling Army post Fort Bragg, N.C., at 10 a.m. today to read to students and meet with school officials at Kimberly Hampton Primary School. The Defense Department-funded school was named after Capt. Kimberly N. Hampton, a military pilot…
    Terry Stoops, April 3, 2017
  • Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI) released

    North Carolina’s five largest school districts earned Cs on the Brookings Institution’s 2016 Education Choice and Competition Index (ECCI).   The index examines thirteen categories of policy and practice in the 112 largest public school districts in the nation. Here is how the North Carolina cohort fared: T-20.
    Terry Stoops, March 31, 2017