State legislatures are the leading actors in developing some of the most critical education policies, including funding, school choice, teacher and school leader preparation, and workforce development, among others. As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is implemented, the role of state legislatures in education policy will only continue to grow. The Hunt Institute has extensive experience building the capacity of state legislatures on an ongoing basis through our State Legislative Retreats, dinner series, and regional visits.

North Carolina

Holshouser Legislators Retreat



2016 Virginia Education Summit

2nd Annual House Education Committee Summit



2019 Missouri Legislators Retreat


West Virginia

West Virginia Legislators’ Forum on Education and the Economy


Cross-State Convenings

A Deep Dive into ESSA Issues
Opportunities and Responsibilities: A First Look at the Every Student Succeeds Act
Readiness Matters ELL Success