• John Locke Update

    A Sweet Victory for School Choice in North Carolina

    posted September 10, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Gov. Roy Cooper’s decision to sign the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0 is deeply satisfying. After years of enduring his strident opposition to the expansion of school choice in North Carolina, I am delighted to see his signature on legislation that affords additional seats for the state’s two virtual charter schools and three private school choice programs.
  • John Locke Update

    Slapdash schooling and lackadaisical learning

    posted May 6, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    During the last week in March, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) conducted a survey to measure the state’s migration to remote learning, that is, the use of…
  • John Locke Update

    North Carolina’s COVID-19 Response: K-12 Education

    posted March 17, 2020 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On March 14, Governor Roy Cooper issued an executive order that directed all public schools to close to students for at least two weeks.  He further directed the N.C.
  • Press Release

    More disruption could help rural N.C. schools

    posted August 15, 2010
    Click here to view and here to listen to Dr. Terry Stoops discussing this Spotlight report. RALEIGH — Instant messages, loud music, and spitballs have no place in…
  • Research Report

    Good Classroom ‘Disruption’: Use the Internet to expand educational options in rural school districts

    posted August 15, 2010 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    North Carolina has the infrastructure to expand online course offerings significantly. Districts that enroll few students in online courses generally have a higher per-pupil expenditure than those that enroll a higher number of virtual school students.This report offers several recommendations, including introduce virtual charter schools; expanding online course offerings from private and for-profit companies, community colleges, and universities; and developing off-site high school campuses.

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