Hunt-Kean Leadership Cohort 3, Completes Education Policy Fellowship

DURHAM, N.C. – The Hunt Institute continues to invest in America’s political leaders with the culmination of its third Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows cohort.  A total of 19 high-ranking state officials and political leaders from across the country have completed the nine-month immersion in state-level education policy. The 2016-2017 Hunt-Kean Leadership... Read More

Hunt Institute, NGA Host Governors to Focus on Critical Education Issues

Denver, CO – The National Governors Association and The Hunt Institute hosted six of the nation’s governors in Denver, Colorado, at the 2017 Governors Education Symposium, along with high-ranking officials from an additional 10 states. The Symposium, first conceived by The Hunt Institute in 2002, is designed to bring the nation’s... Read More

Former Virginia Secretary of Education Joins McGuireWoods Consulting

RICHMOND, Va. -- McGuireWoods Consulting announced today that Laura W. Fornash, former Virginia Secretary of Education, has joined the firm as a senior vice president and co-leader of its National Education Practice. A former Virginia secretary of education, Fornash spent more than two decades in public service prior to joining... Read More

State Teams Converge to Maintain Momentum on ESSA

HOUSTON, TX – Policymakers and leaders from nine states  ̶  including state board members, legislative leaders, governors’ education advisors, state agency staff, and community leaders – gathered on May 22-23, 2017, with practitioners and policy experts to discuss the Advanced Planning & Implementation of the Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). The meeting,... Read More

Hunt Institute, Hunt-Kean Fellows Visit C3: Creativity Challenge Community 

Denver, CO – Hunt Institute Executive Director & CEO, Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, along with five Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows, today toured C3: Creativity Challenge Community to learn more about their partnership with the Boettcher Teacher Residency program. They were joined by leadership from the National Center for Teacher Residencies, Denver Teacher Residency and... Read More

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