Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 9)

  • EdNC profiles Phil Javies of Sugar Creek Charter

    The importance of high expectations: Phil Javies of Sugar Creek Charter is a great story from Alex Granados of EdNC. Javies said the key to his success with students is consistency and always letting the students know what to expect. And it’s evident in the way he teaches. As…
    Terry Stoops, March 11, 2020
  • Crime, dropout, and suspension rates plummet since 2015

    This week, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the 2018-19 Consolidated Data Report.  The lengthy report contains data and information related to public school crime and violence, suspensions, expulsions, corporal punishment, student reassignments for disciplinary reasons, alternative learning placements, and dropout rates.  Although geographic and demographic…
    Terry Stoops, March 6, 2020
  • Winston-Salem Journal publishes school employee salaries

    How much do school employees with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools earn?  The Winston-Salem Journal posted the data for the last four school years.  Benefits are not included. The highest-paid teacher was an AIG (gifted) lead teacher who made $84,489. Here is a list of the highest-paid employees:  $ 209,749.80 SIMINGTON, KENNETH…
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2020
  • DPI: School crime rates, suspensions, and dropouts drop

    According to a press release sent by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI), School crime rates, suspensions, and dropouts all went down last year, according to new data from school districts and charter schools.  An executive summary of the annual…
    Terry Stoops, February 27, 2020
  • Greene: The New “Causal” Research on School Spending is Not Causal

    Jay Greene’s analysis of a new Journal of Public Economics study of spending and student performance is a must-read.  Professor Greene writes, Some researchers and journalists have become very excited about a new set of studies that claim to find a causal relationship between increasing school spending and improving student outcomes. …
    Terry Stoops, February 25, 2020
  • Florida voucher program yields big benefits for children

    Between 2002 and 2017, Florida expanded its private school voucher program, and according to a new NBER study, children who participated in the program were the big winners. Expansion of the program produced modestly larger benefits for students attending public schools that had a larger initial degree of private…
    Terry Stoops, February 18, 2020
  • Achievement gaps “have been large and remarkably constant for a near half century”

    In their new NBER study, “The Unwavering SES Achievement Gap: Trends in U.S. Student Performance,” Eric Hanushek, Paul Peterson, M. Danish Shakeel, Laura Talpey and Ludger Woessmann conclude, Two startling results emerge from this analysis of long-term trends in student achievement gaps and levels across the SES distribution. First,…
    Terry Stoops, February 17, 2020
  • Bernie: #NeverForget

    Bernie said that he was a “socialist with a small s.”  Fair enough.
    Terry Stoops, February 12, 2020