Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 9)

  • Black students in N.C. charter schools are more likely to have black teachers

    Madeline Will at Education Week reports on a new Fordham Institute study that examined teacher demographics in North Carolina district and charter schools. Black students in charter schools are more likely to have black teachers than their peers in traditional public schools, which can lead to academic gains in…
    Terry Stoops, June 4, 2019
  • Biden says that charter schools “have admissions tests”

    …and it shows. Speaking before a crowd of educators Tuesday evening, former Vice President Joe Biden said that some charter schools funnel money from public schools, and that he does not believe federal funds should go to for-profit charter schools. “Any…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2019
  • N.C. Senate education budget highlights

    Republican leaders in the N.C. Senate released their budget proposal on Tuesday.  The two-year plan would invest in school safety initiatives, allow teachers to make decisions about school supply purchases, and of course, raise teacher salaries. The budget funds a variety of grants designed to ensure the safety of students…
    Terry Stoops, May 29, 2019
  • The ‘Underpaid Teachers’ Myth

    Jason Richwine and Andrew Biggs take on Economic Policy Institute claims that the nation’s public-school teachers were underpaid by a record 21.4 percent in 2018.  They write, To measure the teacher pay gap, EPI researchers compare teacher salaries with the salaries of people who have the same number of…
    Terry Stoops, May 24, 2019
  • Projected public school enrollment

    Another data point worth highlighting from the release of the The Condition of Education 2019 this week: projected percentage change in enrollment from 2016 to 2028. South Carolina and Florida outpace the region, as enrollment in public schools in New England, New York, and the Rust Belt continue…
    Terry Stoops, May 24, 2019
  • Share of state education funding

    The National Center for Education Statistics released The Condition of Education 2019 this week.  It’s packed with juicy data. I thought that one data point was worth highlighting: the percentage of state revenues dedicated to K-12 schools in 2016.  Only a handful of other states contribute a larger share…
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2019
  • Gov. Cooper promotes religious education for preschoolers

    In a round table discussion of the “health care coverage gap,” Gov. Roy Cooper championed faith-based preschools. Participants in the round table included Cassandra Brooks, who owns Little Believers Academies. Little Believers Academies provides a “loving, happy place for young children to learn and grow as we bridge the gap…
    Terry Stoops, May 23, 2019
  • Is school segregation really getting worse?

    In an excellent Education Next blog post, Dr. Brian Kisida and Olivia Piontek respond to claims by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project and others that school segregation has worsened.  The authors offer a useful summary of the difficulties of measuring it using absolute and relative measures. They observe, In contrast, relative…
    Terry Stoops, May 22, 2019