Hunt Institute, Hunt-Kean Fellows Visit Charleston’s Meeting Street Schools

Charleston, SC – Hunt Institute Executive Director & CEO, Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, along with five Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows, today toured Meeting Street Elementary School @Brentwood to learn more about the partnership between Meeting Street Schools (MSS) and the Charleston County School District (CCSS). They were joined by MSS and CCSD... Read More

Hunt Institute Foundation Board Appoints New Members

Durham, N.C. - The Hunt Institute Foundation Board of Directors elected two new members to its board. The new appointments are Jamie Woodson, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SCORE and Kelly Brownell, Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. “We are very pleased to... Read More

A Conversation on State Implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act

INTERNAL NEWS RELEASE DURHAM, N.C. - Policymakers and leaders from 10 states ̶ including state board members, legislative leaders, governors’ education advisors, state agency staff and community leaders – gathered on November 15-16, 2016, with practitioners and policy experts to discuss the implications of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA),... Read More

Early Childhood Spending Benefits Don’t Fade Away, NC Study Finds

By Amy Dominello Braun North Carolina’s investment in early child care and education programs resulted in higher test scores, less grade retention and fewer special education placements through fifth grade, research from the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy finds. The research, published online Nov. 17 in Child Development,... Read More

2016 Virginia Education Summit Commences

Joint meeting of House and Senate Education Committees to tackle issues critical to Commonwealth LYNCHBURG, VA  ̶   Delegate Steve Landes, chairman of Virginia’s House of Delegates Education Committee, and Senator Steve Newman, chairman of the Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee, are bringing together members to address the future of education... Read More

James B. Hunt, Jr. Receives Champion of Justice Award

DURHAM, NC – The North Carolina Justice Center named Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. a recipient of the 2016 Champion of Justice Award for his accomplishments and commitment to students, families and communities. The award was given at the N.C. Justice Center’s 20th anniversary gala on Sept. 10, 2016, in Raleigh.The Center... Read More

Hunt-Kean Leadership Cohort 2 Completes Education Policy Fellowship

DURHAM, N.C. – Sixteen high-ranking state officials and political leaders from across the country have successfully completed the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows program, a nine-month immersion in state-level education policy. The second cohort completed its final session on August 12, 2016, in Portland, Oregon.The Fellows program, named for renowned education Governors... Read More

Sanford Partnership with Hunt Institute Aims to Engage Policymakers, Students

 By Ajay Desai | July 12, 2016The James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, one of the nation’s leading education policy think tanks, has partnered with the Sanford School of Public Policy to research issues in education, most notably early childhood education and development.The partnership will provide The... Read More