• John Locke Update

    DeVos Understands the Needs of Special Needs Children

    posted February 3, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In “I Was A Disabled Student Educated In The Public School System & Betsy DeVos Doesn’t Understand The Needs Of Disabled Kids In Public Schools,” a graduate of Pitt…
  • John Locke Update

    Consolidated Data Report, Part II: School Crime and Violence

    posted February 1, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Every year, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) releases the Consolidated Data Report.  The 160+ page report contains data and information related to school crime and violence, suspensions…
  • John Locke Update

    Consolidated Data Report, Part I: Dropout Rate

    posted January 31, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Every year, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) releases the Consolidated Data Report.  The 160+ page report contains data and information related to school crime and violence, suspensions…
  • John Locke Update

    Charter School Reform: Authorizers And Capital Funding

    posted January 11, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    According to the Center for Education Reform’s “Charter School Laws Across the States,” North Carolina’s charter school law rose to 23rd best in the nation, a seven place jump…
  • John Locke Update

    June Atkinson’s Cathedral Stands

    posted January 10, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Sincer her November defeat to upstart Mark Johnson, former Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson has been employing a sympathetic media establishment to voice her disappointment at the outcome of…
  • John Locke Update

    Who Is (And Should Be) “In Charge” Of Education In NC?

    posted December 15, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    As part of Extra Session 4, Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly introduced House Bill 17: Modify Certain Appointments/Employment. The bill would grant the incoming Superintendent of Public…
  • John Locke Update

    NC Public Schools Are Not Internationally Competitive

    posted December 8, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Earlier this week, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released results from the 2015 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA).  PISA assesses math, reading, and science proficiency among…
  • John Locke Update

    Draft Teacher Turnover Report Shows Improvement

    posted October 28, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The N.C. State Board of Education just posted the draft 2015-16 “State of the Teaching Profession Report.”  The report, previously and incorrectly titled “Annual Report on Teachers Leaving…

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