Informing Education Policy

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Holshouser Legislators Retreat

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Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows

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Governors Education Symposium

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Our Initiatives

Created by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in 2001, The Hunt Institute collaborates with policymakers and stakeholders to secure America’s future through quality public education. The Institute connects leaders with the best resources and strategies for developing and implementing policies and programs. The results are informed policy decisions that improve public education in North Carolina and across the nation.


Are American Schools Making Inequality Worse?

The answer appears to be yes. Schooling plays a surprisingly large role in short-changing the nation’s most economically disadvantaged students of critical math skills, according to the study - The...

Hunt Institute Impact


Our Network

Achieve, Inc.
Alliance for Excellent Education
America Achieves
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
American Association of University Women
American Federation of Teachers
American Youth Policy Forum
America's Promise
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
The Atlantic Philanthropies
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Broad Foundation Education
Burroughs Wellcome Fund
Business Round Table
Campaign for High School Equity
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Center For American Progress
Center for Strategic Research and Communication
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation
College Board
Committee for Economic Development
Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
Council for a Strong America
Council of the Great City Schools
Data Quality Campaign
Education Commission of the States
Education First
Education Post
The Education Trust
Expect More Arizona
The Future of State Universities
GE Foundation
Georgia Afterschool Investment Council
International Center for Leadership in Education
Jobs for the Future
Lumina Foundation
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
National Education Association
National Lt. Governors Association
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices
National Research Council of the National Academies
New Venture Fund
North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs
North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center
Public School Forum of North Carolina
South Carolina Afterschool Alliance
State Farm Companies Foundation
State Legislative Leaders Foundation (SLLF)
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
The Wallace Foundation