Research Newsletters by Dr. Terry Stoops

2014

November

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Nov. 25th Education Half of first-year community college students lack basic English and math skills
Nov. 20th Education Youth sports: Fun and learning or Gordy Gronk?
Nov. 11th Education The new threats to charter schools
Nov. 5th Education What the heck happened yesterday?

October

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Oct. 30th Education N.C. DPI reports slight dip in statewide teacher turnover rate
Oct. 16th Education Dance with a turnip -- it's National School Lunch Week!
Oct. 7th Education DPI budget cuts: Rhetoric and reality
Oct. 2nd Education Guilford taxpayers asked to pony up for schools

September

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Sep. 17th Education More money, multiple messages, and media musings
Sep. 10th Education Test scores and graduation rates for 2013-14: Part 2
Sep. 5th Education Test scores and graduation rates for 2013-14

August

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Aug. 26th Education No simple explanations for drop in ed school students
Aug. 19th Education The fourth annual public school jobs newsletter
Aug. 15th Education Bigwigs bring billion-dollar budget boost

July

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jul. 31st Education State budget overview: K-12 Education
Jul. 24th Education Charter schools are worth the investment
Jul. 16th Education Teacher pay rankings: Use at your own risk
Jul. 11th Education The most and least productive school districts in NC
Jul. 2nd Education Teachers are losing faith in state tests

June

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jun. 18th Education Key education bills considered by the NCGA
Jun. 12th Education Should the legislature cut the DPI budget?
Jun. 6th Education The Education of Thom Tillis

May

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
May. 28th Education Houston ISD in NC to address 19% turnover rate
May. 22nd Education Teacher working conditions: The shocking results!
May. 13th Education Public school funding: Where does the money come from?
May. 8th Education School funding debate: A real life Groundhog Day

April

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Apr. 23rd Education N.C.'s real teacher recruitment and retention crisis
Apr. 15th Education The teacher pay discussion should continue
Apr. 3rd Education Are U.S. students good problem solvers?

March

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Mar. 27th Education Who is Marty Cooper?
Mar. 19th Education Tips for talking to legislators
Mar. 11th Education Want a job? Don't go to college
Mar. 4th Education Dislike Common Core? Blame the State Board of Education

February

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Feb. 25th Education The Left will lose the school choice war
Feb. 21st Education Common Core: The way forward
Feb. 5th Education School choice is thriving in North Carolina

January

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jan. 30th Education Class sizes barely budge under Republicans
Jan. 21st Education NC should introduce virtual school options
Jan. 14th Education Minecrafting Education
Jan. 7th Education NC education in 2014: The year of the exclamation point

2013

December

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Dec. 18th Education The oldest trick in the (text)book
Dec. 10th Education Which school districts get the most bang for the buck?
Dec. 3rd Education Teacher turnover data: DPI ineptitude or deceit?

November

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Nov. 19th Education Number of state-paid classroom teachers increased since 2011
Nov. 12th Education State test score drop (more or less) explained!
Nov. 5th Education Teacher "walk-in" event: A postmortem

October

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Oct. 29th Education NC community college remediation rate is 63 percent
Oct. 25th Education NC DPI and Pearson's Power[School] trip
Oct. 16th Education Homeschoolers prove: You mess with the bull...
Oct. 9th Education Poor communities and teacher pay
Oct. 3rd Education Fed up with the state testing program? Me too

September

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Sep. 13th Education N&O editors misconstrue charter schools (again)
Sep. 5th Education DPI prepares spin to explain test score drop

August

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Aug. 27th Education Are $75 million high schools the new normal?
Aug. 22nd Education NC Public Schools: Caught in the ACT
Aug. 13th Education The third annual public school jobs newsletter
Aug. 6th Education Graduation rates: Heads I win, tails you lose

July

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jul. 23rd Education State education budget is no surprise
Jul. 16th Education Was there a "golden age" of education spending in NC?
Jul. 9th Education Will NC have the nation's most extensive voucher program? Hardly.
Jul. 2nd Education Is there a link between average salaries and teacher shortages?

June

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jun. 25th Education An overview of the 2013 CREDO charter school report
Jun. 18th Education Teachers, taxation, and "nothing to lose" politics
Jun. 11th Education The virtual charter school imperative
Jun. 4th Education Attention teachers: The Medicaid Monster ate your "pay raise"

May

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
May. 29th Education Voucher opponents resort to "kitchen sink" approach
May. 23rd Education Parents: A weapon of mass accountability
May. 7th Education On average, NC teachers are way above average

April

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Apr. 30th Education News flash: NC Pre-K is a voucher program
Apr. 23rd Education Responding to critics of school vouchers
Apr. 9th Education Legislative palisades meet school grades
Apr. 2nd Education A closer look at teacher tenure, part 2

March

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Mar. 26th Education A closer look at teacher tenure, part 1
Mar. 20th Education The Excellent Public Schools Act of 2013
Mar. 13th Education School voucher research
Mar. 5th Education The Second Annual Education Statistical-palooza

February

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Feb. 26th Education Should we be banking on the NEA ranking?
Feb. 19th Education McCrory's State of the State Address
Feb. 12th Education A response to the DPI rebuttal of my response to DPI personnel data
Feb. 6th Education Media ignores public school job numbers

January

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jan. 29th Education A guide to upcoming legislative session: Education edition
Jan. 22nd Education Ten unanswered questions about NC public schools
Jan. 16th Education McCrory is late to class
Jan. 8th Education An overview of teacher quality research in North Carolina

2012

December

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Dec. 11th Education NC vs. the world: Results from TIMSS
Dec. 4th Education When is a charter school not a charter school?

November

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Nov. 27th Education We're tied for 26th! We're tied for 26th!
Nov. 20th Education A depressing take on public education
Nov. 7th Education What's next for education in North Carolina?

October

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Oct. 30th Education Truth about Republican "cuts" to K-12 education
Oct. 16th Education State Board of Education: Our vision is the system
Oct. 9th Education A Review of Walter Dalton's Education Plan
Oct. 3rd Education Tony Tata vs. Al Qaeda

September

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Sep. 25th Education The definitive thumbnail guide to the 2012 SAT scores
Sep. 18th Education Another hole in the forced busing argument
Sep. 12th Education The CTU strike and the future of education reform
Sep. 5th Education "Won't Back Down": A movie with a school choice message

August

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Aug. 29th Education Update on recent school choice research
Aug. 21st Education Help wanted: The second annual public school jobs newsletter
Aug. 7th Education Yeah, about those graduation rates...

July

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jul. 31st Education Charter school showdown in Raleigh
Jul. 18th Education The soft bigotry of low expectations is alive and well
Jul. 3rd Education I, for one, do not welcome our new public school overlord

June

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jun. 26th Education Overview of the state K-12 education budget
Jun. 19th Education Tax credit scholarships: the threat that isn't
Jun. 12th Education Overview of the Senate K-12 education budget
Jun. 5th Education State Board of Education: Virtual charter schools need not apply

May

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
May. 29th Education Overview of the House K-12 education budget
May. 22nd Education Lessons from CIS evaluations
May. 16th Education NC schools got jobbed by one-time EduJobs money
May. 8th Education Fact Check: Graduation rates, teacher pay, per-pupil expenditures
May. 1st Education How excellent is the Excellent Public Schools Act?

April

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Apr. 24th Education Do charter schools harm school districts?
Apr. 17th Education What does a quality education cost?
Apr. 10th Education School superintendent complaints are eight years too late
Apr. 4th Education McCrory's education plan: Reform for the "new normal"

March

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Mar. 27th Education Education: A national security concern
Mar. 20th Education State officials pitch $151 million budget boost
Mar. 13th Education Ladd vs. Peterson on education and poverty
Mar. 6th Education The First Annual Education Statistical-palooza

February

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Feb. 28th Education State Board of Education response to charter growth
Feb. 21st Education NC is 42nd (not 49th) in per-pupil spending
Feb. 14th Education School choice: Crime-fighter
Feb. 1st Education Raising the compulsory attendance age: Worth the cost?

January

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jan. 24th Education Teacher effectiveness ratings: The start of something good
Jan. 17th Education Four arguments for increasing education funding
Jan. 11th Education Math instruction and slavery word problems: Mistake or method?
Jan. 3rd Education Ten big changes coming to NC public schools in 2012

2011

December

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Dec. 13th Education Charter schools and Howard Lee: A complicated relationship
Dec. 6th Education Time is not on their side

November

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Nov. 22nd Education Twitter Tales: I got dumped by Diane Ravitch
Nov. 16th Education Should schools ban soda and junk food?
Nov. 8th Education DPI gets it right on WorkKeys
Nov. 2nd Education Special Wednesday Edition: No jape on the NAEP

October

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Oct. 25th Education Digital Learning: A Roadmap for Reform
Oct. 18th Education Community college remediation: The dialogue continues
Oct. 11th Education Do the Wake County school board elections matter?
Oct. 4th Education High school graduates struggle in community colleges

September

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Sep. 27th Education What does CMS's Broad Prize mean for Wake County Schools?
Sep. 20th Education The American Jobs Act, Part 2: School personnel
Sep. 14th Education The American Jobs Act, Part 1: School construction

August

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Aug. 30th Education Are North Carolina's schools globally competitive?
Aug. 16th Education Help wanted: The first annual public school jobs newsletter
Aug. 9th Education An overview of the 2010-2011 graduation rates and state test results
Aug. 1st Education Group therapy: The Save Our Schools (SOS) march

July

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jul. 26th Education Education spending in North Carolina: The ranking problem
Jul. 19th Education New research on school segregation will stir debate
Jul. 12th Education Does testing invariably lead to cheating?

June

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jun. 24th Education Why do liberals send their children to private school?
Jun. 21st Education Judge Manning: The beatings will continue until morale improves
Jun. 14th Education The graduation rate mystery (Sesame Street song included)
Jun. 7th Education Flex cut: Republicans embrace a bad Democratic idea

May

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
May. 31st Education Class size research: A recap
May. 24th Education Obama pushes NC public schools off the "funding cliff"
May. 17th Education Teacher turnover, 2009-10: A first look
May. 17th Education Teacher turnover, 2009-10: A first look
May. 10th Education We don't need no [nationalized] education
May. 3rd Education Choices for special-needs families: A response to Atkinson and Harrison

April

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Apr. 26th Education Performance pay, CMS style
Apr. 19th Education Teacher assistants and student performance: What does the research say?
Apr. 12th Education Rethinking payroll deduction allowances for public employee associations
Apr. 5th Education Charter schools: Not a passing fad like forced sterilization or disco

March

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Mar. 29th Education The Teacher Pay Debate
Mar. 22nd Education School Accreditation: Seven Devils in Exchange for One
Mar. 15th Education Inputs, Outcomes, and the NC Association of Educators
Mar. 8th Education NC State Board of Education: Membership has its privileges
Mar. 1st Education A treatise on testing

February

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Feb. 22nd Education Bev's Bumpy Budget
Feb. 15th Education Tuition tax credits now!
Feb. 8th Education The charter school battle continues
Feb. 1st Education Science test results revealed!

January

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Jan. 26th Education Seeing red: Legislators, charter schools, and the NCAE
Jan. 18th Education Education and diversity in Wake County
Jan. 12th Education Education spending and productivity in Charlotte
Jan. 4th Education Perdue: Bad public education is a birthright

2010

December

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Dec. 21st Education United States = Hungary on international test
Dec. 14th Education Charter school haters lack facts, moxie
Dec. 7th Education The NC Virtual Public School rocks!

November

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Nov. 30th Education Poverty and education reform: The Friedman/Strauss debate
Nov. 16th Education The dropout dilemma (in stereo)
Nov. 9th Education Voters signal support for neighborhood schools and choice
Nov. 2nd Education Searching for the truth about math achievement

October

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Oct. 26th Education New UNC-G ed school leader: Reason for optimism?
Oct. 19th Education Is public education a form of welfare?
Oct. 12th Education Social Studies Standards Redux
Oct. 5th Education Follow the Money, Education Edition

September

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Sep. 30th Education Obama's Muddled Education Agenda
Sep. 21st Education Race to the Top feeds political patronage
Sep. 14th Education Hot in Cleveland

August

DateResearch TopicNewsletter
Aug. 31st Education 'A sound mind in a sound body.'
Aug. 24th Education Demographics aren't destiny
Aug. 18th Education "Speaking Out Against a State Empire"
Aug. 10th Education Welcome
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