Terry Stoops

Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Posts by Terry Stoops (page 9)

  • Bias in education reporting

    Rick Hess and Brendan Bell discuss bias in mainstream media coverage of education matters.  They write, We searched news articles, while avoiding opinion pieces, in the New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, and in four widely-read, education-specific outlets (The 74, Chalkbeat, The Chronicle of…
    Terry Stoops, February 7, 2018
  • ENC STEM offers course content on cloning, social justice

    The Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee meets today, and one of the presenters is a representative from Eastern North Carolina (ENC) STEM, a program that combines courses in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with leadership development and team-building activities. I thought that the following slide from the ENC…
    Terry Stoops, February 6, 2018
  • Teachers can reduce student absences

    “A new program to prevent primary school absenteeism: Results of a pilot study in five schools,” published in Children and Youth Services Review, examined data from the The Early Truancy Prevention Project (ETPP), a program piloted in five North Carolina public schools.  According to researchers, In 2013–14,…
    Terry Stoops, February 2, 2018
  • ESAs will improve education for disabled students

    The News & Observer posted a moving video about a special needs child who hopes to benefit from an education savings account (ESA), a $9,000 account that parents of special needs children can use to pay for one or more qualifying education expenditures.  North Carolina’s ESA program will…
    Terry Stoops, February 1, 2018
  • Efficacy of housing for teachers questioned

    Last year, Durham County Schools announced that they planned to build an apartment complex with “below-market rents” for teachers. Durham school officials believe that the apartments will help the district recruit and retain teachers.  Unfortunately, we have only anecdotal evidence that it does. Liana Loewus of Education Week writes, A…
    Terry Stoops, February 1, 2018
  • Ever wonder about DPI’s budget?

    The State Board of Education held a budget and strategic planning session Wednesday.  Included in that discussion was the budget for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI).  The following PowerPoint slide is an overview of the budget for the current school year:          …
    Terry Stoops, January 31, 2018
  • Setting The Record Straight On School Choice

    Cato Institute’s Corey DeAngelis refutes the idea that the evidence for school choice is “mixed.”  DeAngelis writes, Seventeen experimental studies of the effects of private school choice programs on student achievement exist in the U.S. today. As shown in this graphic, the majority of the 17…
    Terry Stoops, January 30, 2018
  • Stanly County Schools misappropriated Medicaid dollars

    According to an article in the Stanley News & Press, At a finance committee meeting Tuesday night it was revealed the district finds itself in financial straits after charter school enrollment exceeded early projections and Medicaid misappropriations. As for the latter, SCS?finance director Nancy Hatley further explained in follow-up…
    Terry Stoops, January 29, 2018