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myFutureNC Blog Series: A Commissioner Q&A with David Mounts

David Mounts, Chariman & CEO of Inmar

  On October 4, the myFutureNC Commission convened in Asheville for the fourth of five meetings as it prepares to develop a postsecondary attainment goal for North Carolina. We caught up with Commissioner David Mounts, Chairman and CEO of Inmar, Inc., to learn more about the ways in which a... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Alliance for Excellent Education

Our thanks to Anne Hyslop from Alliance for Excellent Education for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Anne joined us to share findings from her recent report Meaningful Inclusion of Subgroups in ESSA Accountability Systems. Anne joined us to discuss All4Ed's recent two-page equity analysis of ESSA state plans, which... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: The Critical Connection Between Health and Educational Attainment

By: Jenni Owen, Policy Director, Office of Governor Roy Cooper

  Physical and mental health are critical to children’s educational attainment, to their success in the workplace, and to the future prosperity of North Carolina. Governor Cooper’s goal of making North Carolina a Top 10 Educated State by 2025 aligns with efforts to establish an educational attainment goal for North... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Vanderbilt Peabody School of Education

Our thanks to Dr. Ellen Goldring, Professor and Department Chair of Leadership, Policy & organizations at the Vanderbilt Peabody School of Education for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Dr. Goldring joined us to discuss her recent report A New Role Emerges for Principal Supervisors which covers the... Read More

Pathways to a High School Diploma in NC

By: Allison Goff, Hunt Institute Associate Policy Analyst

  As the myFutureNC Commission prepares to present a multi-year postsecondary attainment goal for North Carolina, it will be important to consider the standard high school course of study and ways in which it prepares students to pursue a college or career pathway upon graduating from high school. As we... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Center for American Progress

Our thanks to Lisette Partelow, Director of K-12 Strategic Initiatives at Center for American Progress for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Lisette joined us to discuss her recent report Curriculum Reform in the Nation's Largest School Districts which presents research on curriculum and instructional materials used by... Read More

Lessons from the Field: North Carolina’s NELA Principal Preparation Program in Practice

By: Allison Goff, Hunt Institute Associate Policy Analyst

  The Northeastern Leadership Academy (NELA) is a two-year alternative licensure program for school leaders in rural Eastern North Carolina. Offered by NC State University in partnership with The Wallace Foundation, NELA leverages evidence-based practices in leadership development to improve student achievement in high-need, chronically low-performing schools. The Hunt Institute is... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: North Carolina's Thirty-Six Independent Colleges & Universities Strengthen the Future of our State and our Citizens

By: Dr. Nathan O. Hatch, President of Wake Forest University, Chair of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) & Dr. A. Hope Williams, President, NCICU

  North Carolina’s high school graduation rates are the highest in history – a result of years of hard work by the state’s education sectors. In addition, public-private education partnerships on projects such as the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) have raised the state’s college-going rate above the national average.... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Achieve

Our thanks to Marie O'Hara, Director of Research and Hans Voss, Senior Associate at Achieve for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Marie and Hans joined us to discuss their newly launched Graduating Ready website that explores the landscape of state high school graduation options, including course and assessment requirements. This new... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: Advancing Completion Through Dual Enrollment

By: Laura Fornash, Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting and Hunt Institute Foundation Board Member

  During my tenure in education, I’ve worked on a number of dual enrollment policies that allow high school students to take college coursework while pursuing a diploma. But these important opportunities to earn college-credit have taken on new meaning now that my son has completed his freshman year in... Read More