Innovative School District

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    Low-Performing Public Schools: How Big a Problem Is It?

    This morning I’ve been re-reading several Carolina Journal news stories about our state’s new Innovative School District, which is designed to intervene on behalf of children who are trapped in public schools that have serious issues with achievement. Southside Ashpole Elementary in Robeson County is the first school that…
    Donna Martinez, April 10, 2018
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    What is the Innovative School District, and Why Are Some So Opposed To It?

    Interesting and informative piece by Alex Granados about the Innovative School District (ISD) and the first school the state board of education voted to include, which is in Robeson County. Our own Terry Stoops is quoted extensively: Stoops said he thinks the criticism of the ISD is overblown. “For…
    Donna Martinez, November 7, 2017
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    N&O publishes abysmal op-ed on N.C. Innovative School District

    Someone at the News & Observer thought it was a good idea to publish a second-rate op-ed attacking the N.C. Innovative School District.  The piece was written by UNC-Chapel Hill education professor Brian Gibbs.  Here are some of the highlights: 1. Gibbs assumes…
    Terry Stoops, October 20, 2017