Education Week

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    Ned Barnett Shout-Out

    I have never met Ned Barnett, the associate opinion editor of the News & Observer.  But he shows me a little love in an op-ed published today: Terry Stoops, vice president of research for the right-leaning John Locke Foundation, is the reliable defender of the Republicans’ educational malpractice. On…
    Terry Stoops, September 11, 2019
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    Education Week: NC schools earn a C-

    Education Week released the 2019 Quality Counts Report Card.  The report card evaluates state public school systems using three categories: Chance for Success, School Finance, and K-12 Achievement. North Carolina earned a C+ for Chance for Success, a D for School Finance, and a C- for K-12 Achievement.  The…
    Terry Stoops, September 6, 2019
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    Education Week: NC graduation rate 38th in nation

    Today, Education Week officially released their newest edition of “Diplomas Count.”  The report includes state-by-state graduation rates, which are calculated by Education Week (using the Cumulative Promotion Index method) and reflect those of the class of 2010. North Carolina’s 71.7 percent rate was lower than the national average of 74.7 percent…
    Terry Stoops, June 6, 2013
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    Education Week: NC earns a C+

    Speaking of grades, Education Week released their annual Diplomas Count publication earlier this week. North Carolina earned a score of 77.7, good enough for a C+ grade.  Our state’s score was slightly higher than the national average (76.9) and placed North Carolina 21st out of 50 states and…
    Terry Stoops, January 11, 2013
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    Education Week: NC 43rd in graduation rate

    Diplomas Count 2012, a publication of Education Week, was released yesterday.  As usual, the publication includes graduation rates for all 50 states and the District and Columbia.  The following is the latest state-by-state graduation rates available:   State  Class of 2009 Class of 1999  Change NEW JERSEY  87.4  76.3…
    Terry Stoops, June 8, 2012
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    Education Week publishes worst “fact check” ever written

    Today, Education Week published a ridiculous “fact check” of Mitt Romney’s education speech.  It is historic – historically bad. The writer starts her “fact check” with a bang, “In his speeches, President Obama likes to tell us, ‘We can’t wait,’ Romney told the crowd at the Latino Coalition’s Small…
    Terry Stoops, May 24, 2012
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    Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge

    Education Week calculated state-by-state grades in six areas of educational policy and performance.  Overall, North Carolina scored a 78.3 out of 100 (C+), which was above the national average of 76.5 and ranked 17th highest in the nation.  Among states in the South, Maryland, Arkansas, Virginia, Georgia, West Virginia, Florida,…
    Terry Stoops, January 12, 2012
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    Feds: Race can be used in student assignment decisions

    Education Week reports, Federal civil rights officials today said that school districts and colleges and universities may legally consider race when making decisions about school assignments, admissions and other programs that are designed to increase diversity and reduce racial isolation. The U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of…
    Terry Stoops, December 5, 2011