• John Locke Update

    Overview of 2018-19 Public School Accountability Results

    posted September 6, 2019 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    The N.C. Department of Public Instruction released the 2018-19 state accountability results this week.  The release included end-of-grade and end-of-course test results, growth (or value-added) scores, school performance grades,…
  • John Locke Update

    Improving School Accountability In North Carolina

    posted October 18, 2016 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    In their recent Behavioral Science & Policy article, “Reimagining Accountability in K–12 Education,” researchers Brian Gill, Jennifer Lerner, and Paul Meosky argue that “the time is ripe for policymakers to…
  • Research Report

    Reining In Regulation A Look At The REINS Act

    posted November 5, 2015 by Jon Sanders
    This paper therefore proposes a state-based REINS Act as a key sunrise provision to prevent adding unnecessary and harmful regulations to the state’s regulatory burden. It describes aspects of a REINS Act for North Carolina.
  • Press Release

    Triad governments need more online transparency

    posted May 18, 2008
    RALEIGH – Winston-Salem’s city government earns a C grade, when it comes to making budget and spending information available online. That’s better than the D-plus assigned to High Point and…
  • Press Release

    Triangle governments need more online transparency

    posted May 18, 2008
    RALEIGH – Raleigh and Durham city governments earn C-minus grades, when it comes to making budget and spending information available online. Cary earns a D, according to a new John…
  • Press Release

    N.C. state agencies need more online transparency

    posted May 18, 2008
    RALEIGH – Seven state agencies earn failing grades, when it comes to making budget and spending information available online. Twenty of 22 agencies studied earned no better than a D-plus…

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