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    Staffing may hobble class size reduction efforts

    posted March 24, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    For the last several months, lawmakers and school districts have been at odds over class size requirements for grades K – 3.  On one side, some members of the…
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    Jacob’s New Address: A School of Choice

    posted March 23, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    On Tuesday, the Charlotte Observer reported that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools planned to use a book titled “Jacob’s New Dress” in all first-grade classes as part of the district’s anti-bullying…
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    Class Size Controversy Puts Budget Flexibility At Risk

    posted March 2, 2017 by Dr. Terry Stoops
    Over the last six years, the Republican-led General Assembly has granted school districts unprecedented budget, staffing, and class size flexibility.  Much of that flexibility has come at the request of…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…
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    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…

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