Holshouser Legislators Retreat

HLR logo faceThe Holshouser Legislators Retreat brings together North Carolina policymakers, state, and national research experts, and education practitioners to have a candid dialogue about critical issues in public education. Initially convened in 2003 as the North Carolina Legislators Retreat, this “meeting of the minds” was co-chaired by former Republican and Democratic governors of North Carolina – Jim Holshouser and Jim Hunt. 

In 2013, the Retreat was renamed in honor of the late Governor Holshouser for his overall commitment to education. The event’s purpose is to ensure bipartisan collaboration in the name of quality education for all students in North Carolina. Policymakers from both sides of the aisle are provided with carefully researched information in a space where they can delve into the specifics of education policy – outside of the walls of the legislature away from the daily pressures of their positions, lobbyists, and media. Unlike any other convening in the nation, the Retreat has become a model for other states interested in the complexities of education policy.


Past Retreats