Trip Stallings

Trip Stallings is the Director of Policy Research at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at N.C. State University.

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Ensuring opportunity in North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program: A summary of work to date

Ensuring Opportunity Summary from Mebane Rash Here is a website with all of the evaluation reports.


Researchers release “An Impact Analysis of North Carolina’s Opportunity Scholarship Program on Student Achievement”

Editor’s Note: Today, these researchers at N.C. State released an evaluation of the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Program, which “provides...


Great Teachers and School Leaders Matter: Yolonda Black

Yolonda Black knew from an early age that she wanted to teach; she just didn’t know exactly what that meant. Yolonda...


Jim Hunt: The rise of an education governor

“The best leaders . . . have it working on their guts and their hearts. Everybody needs to have a...


Early learnings from parents who applied for Opportunity Scholarships

Editor’s Note: This week, January 25-31, is National School Choice Week. It is a good opportunity to think about school choice...


Getting what we pay for: Teacher salaries, pay-for-performance, and strategic staffing

Is all teaching created equal? Lost in the shuffle of North Carolina’s debates in 2014 about whether and by how...