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The Intersection Webinar Recap: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

By: The Hunt Team

  Our thanks to Chris Barron, Senior Director of Communications and Media Relations at the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Abby Javurek, Chair of the Smarter Balanced Executive Committee and Director of Accountability Systems at the South Dakota Department of Education for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Chris and... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: Population Shifts: Obstacles and Opportunities for Attainment

By: Rebecca Tippett, Director, Carolina Demography

  Demographic changes in the composition of North Carolina’s child population will likely introduce new challenges to the myFutureNC Commission’s goal of increasing statewide educational attainment. In Fall 2018, 44 percent or 674,000 North Carolina public school enrollments were black, Hispanic, or American Indian students. Over the past 5 years,... Read More

Policymaker’s Guide to Understanding Your State’s ESSA Plan & Reviews

By: Casey Wyant Remer

  In December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act, now known most commonly by the acronym ESSA, was signed into law—ushering in what many saw as a new era of state-led accountability for schools. In the two years that followed, state leaders, educators, and other stakeholders convened across the country... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: The Lumina Foundation

By The Hunt Team

  Our thanks to Dr. Courtney Brown, Vice President of Strategic Impact at Lumina Foundation, for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Courtney joined us to provide an update on Lumina’s annual educational attainment report and interactive data display, A Stronger Nation. Key Takeaways Racial attainment... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: Keeping our Eyes on the Students

By: Kristy Teskey, Executive Director for myFutureNC

  My Aunt Millie taught high school English for 62 years. For her recent 90th birthday, we reached out to her fellow teachers and students, asking them to send in stories and notes about the impact Mrs. Shuford had on their lives. She received notes from more than 100 former... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Alliance for Excellent Education

By The Hunt Team

  Our thanks to Phillip Lovell, Vice President of Policy Development and Government Relations at the Alliance for Excellent Education, for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Phillip joined us to provide an update on what’s happening in education policy at the federal level. Key Takeaways: States should... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: Commissioners Meet to Discuss Barriers to Attainment

Leah Sutton, Policy Analyst, The Hunt Institute

  It’s March and for many North Carolinians that means the thrill – and often the great agony – of playoff basketball. And while this isn’t a blog about sports, education experts across the state took a page from our favorite teams when they came together to size up their... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: New Leaders

Our thanks to Sarah Rosenberg, Senior Director of Policy at New Leaders, for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Sarah joined us to discuss New Leaders’ brief Prioritizing Leadership: Strategies & Opportunities in ESSA State Plans, which analyzes initiatives to develop high-quality school leaders included in... Read More

INTRODUCING: myFutureNC Blog Series

By: Kristy Teskey, myFutureNC and Javaid Siddiqi, Ph.D., The Hunt Institute

Most North Carolinians would likely agree that, in our 21st century economy, postsecondary education is essential to landing a job that pays a livable wage, has advancement potential, and offers critical benefits like health insurance and retirement savings. However, although the value of postsecondary education is almost universally acknowledged, too... Read More