Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 8)

  • N.C. school spending among most equitable in the nation

    In Why School Spending Is So Unequal, Governing data editor Mike Maciag examines variations in per-student expenditures within states.  While Alaska and Vermont have huge variations in student spending, North Carolina, West Virginia, Maryland, and Florida have very little variation.  In general, states with the largest disparities rely on…
    Terry Stoops, August 7, 2018
  • Gaston County Schools + Dolly Parton = ?

    Courtesy of the Gaston County Schools twitter account: @GastonSchool: Our educators are excited about the upcoming school year! Here are just a few photos of…
    Terry Stoops, August 6, 2018
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of U.S. men and women

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) analyzed results from the International Assessment of Adult Competencies.  NCES researchers found, Literacy scores for men and women were not measurably different, but men had higher numeracy scores than women.  The average literacy score among U.S. adults was 272 (figure 1). Men’s…
    Terry Stoops, August 6, 2018
  • Recommended reading from Jay Greene’s Blog

    At Jay Greene’s Blog, Matthew Ladner’s “The Way of the Future: Self-Reliance (with equity?)” gives North Carolina a well-deserved mention.  Matt, who is a senior research fellow at the Charles Koch Institute, writes about the emergence of new educational structures, including a “broad trend towards self-reliance and multiple…
    Terry Stoops, August 1, 2018
  • UVA’s Marc Short freakout

    As an alumnus of the University of Virginia, I have been following the reaction to the announced hiring of Marc Short, President Donald Trump’s former legislative affairs director, to a one-year fellowship at the Miller Center of Public Affairs.  The Miller Center is a university-based think tank that focuses on…
    Terry Stoops, July 31, 2018
  • What do principals look for when hiring teachers?

    University of North Carolina at Charlotte professors Jason Giersch and Christopher Dong recently published “Principals’ preferences when hiring teachers: a conjoint experiment” in the Journal of Educational Administration. The study asks a very basic question: what do principals look for when hiring teachers?  Giersch and Dong presented fictitious applicant…
    Terry Stoops, July 26, 2018
  • What did students learn at N.C. Governor’s School?

    July 25 will be the closing day of the 2018 session of Governor’s School.  According to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction website, “The Governor’s School of North Carolina is a five and one-half week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts,…
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2018
  • CMS superintendent asserting more power over district

    Charlotte Observer Ann Doss Helms has the details: At the board retreat and in a June meeting with principals, Wilcox says he thinks CMS has swung too far toward freedom. He noted that third-grade reading proficiency, targeted by North Carolina’s General Assembly as a key skill that needs improvement,…
    Terry Stoops, July 24, 2018