NC Department of Public Instruction

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    Drats! WRAL outs my invitation, non-attendance at Mark Johnson event

    Yes, I was invited to N.C. Superintendent of Public Instruction Mark Johnson’s February 19 dinner at the Raleigh Convention Center.  No, I did not attend.  (I spoke at the Cumberland County Men’s Republican Club meeting that evening.  Great folks in Fayetteville!) WRAL has a database of invitations, RSVPs, and…
    Terry Stoops, March 5, 2019
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    School performance grades: Charters outperform districts

    Yes, I am still writing about the 2017-18 accountability results. This year, N.C. Department of Public Instruction analysts did not include a chart that compared district and charter performance grades, so I threw one together.  It shows that, compared to districts, charter schools had a higher percentage of A…
    Terry Stoops, September 5, 2018
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    Ernst and Young report recommendations for NC DPI

    Ernst and Young conducted an organizational evaluation of the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and released their findings at this morning’s State Board of Education work session.  There were a few notable observations by Ernest and Young researchers: DPI’s effectiveness is limited by its tendency to work…
    Terry Stoops, May 1, 2018
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    NC DPI in trouble with the IRS

    Last month, the IRS sent a letter of findings to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI), outlining possible mistakes in the way that state education officials classified certain types of compensation for the 2014 tax year. Two of the determinations made by the IRS are trivial.  The federal government…
    Terry Stoops, August 11, 2016
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    “Parental Consent” on Invasive School Health Assessment Form OPTIONAL – Who Knew?

    Last week, my daughter enrolled her daughter in a traditional NC public school system’s kindergarten. We both were a little taken back at the invasive Health Assessment Form required. When I was on the Charlotte Mecklenburg School Board back in the late 1990’s, a parent was required to submit…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, April 6, 2015
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    Election eve email from DPI, media stories have much in common

    Yesterday afternoon, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) sent a message to DPI staff and school superintendents. Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson encouraged recipients to forward the following email to their employees and staff: From: Lynda Fuller <[email protected]> Date: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM…
    Terry Stoops, November 4, 2014
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    DPI: State education funding up over $200 per student this year

    About a week ago, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) updated a one-page document titled Trends: Growing Student Population, Fewer Dollars.  The publication was developed in 2012 by an advisor to Governor Bev Perdue and was later posted on the N.C. DPI website, as I explain here. …
    Terry Stoops, September 30, 2014
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    The Left’s new school funding argument

    On Thursday, the N.C. Department of Public Instruction (DPI) published “Funding North Carolina’s Public Schools: Changes Since FY 2008-09.” The two-page note formed the basis of a piece by editorial page editor Ned Barnett (NB) of the News & Observer among others. I had hoped to provide a…
    Terry Stoops, September 23, 2014