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The Intersection Webinar Recap: Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Our thanks to David Griffith, Senior Research and Policy Associate at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. David joined us to discuss their recent report Reading and Writing Instruction in America's Schools. Key Takeaways: Less fiction, more informational texts  | Teachers... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: Opportunities for K-12 Education in North Carolina

By: Maurice O. “Mo” Green, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and Hunt Institute Foundation Board Member

  In my years as a school district leader in North Carolina, I was fortunate to witness many successes in our state’s K-12 education system. Those successes include a four-year cohort high school graduation rate that has increased every year for the last twelve years (now 86.5 percent) and a... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: Our Future “in Sync”

By Dr. Stelfanie Williams, President, Vance-Granville Community College

  While serving as a myFutureNC Commissioner over the last ten months, I have come to think of the group fondly as the “my Future ‘in sync’ Commission.” In recent years, North Carolina has strengthened collaboration among our institutions of learning and provided greater opportunities for students through strategic partnerships... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: USC Rossier School of Education

Our thanks to Dr. Morgan Polikoff from the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Morgan joined us to discuss his recent report entitled “The Challenges of Curriculum Materials as Reform Lever.” In the piece, Morgan... Read More

Reaching a Postsecondary Attainment Goal: A Multistate Overview

By Patrick Sims, Policy Analyst, The Hunt Institute

  Postsecondary education has become an increasingly critical step to finding career success. Whereas young people with a high school diploma used to be able to find jobs that offered livable wages and strong benefits, the economy has shifted to one that requires training beyond secondary education. Between January 2010... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: Babies, Brain Science, and the Implications for Attainment

By: Tracy Zimmerman, Executive Director, North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation

  North Carolina leaders are hearing one message loud and clear: When it comes to education—whether it’s higher education attainment or third-grade reading scores—the earlier you invest, the better the results. Last month, John Taponga of ECONorthwest had a message for myFutureNC Commissioners, who are working to recommend a higher... Read More

Starting at Zero: Reimagining Education in America

By: Javaid Siddiqi, Ph.D., President & CEO, The Hunt Institute

  Leaders across the country have been relying on K-12 public education to level the playing field and to ensure that every child in America has an equal opportunity for success. While a free public K-12 education is a cornerstone of our democracy and has helped countless citizens find success... Read More

myFutureNC Blog Series: A Commissioner Q & A with Ricky Hurtado

By: Ricky Hurtado, Executive Director, N.C. Sli

  On June 15, members of the myFutureNC Commission gathered in Cary for the third of five full-group meetings. The first two meetings set the scope and purpose of the Commission’s work and explored barriers to attainment in North Carolina. The most recent meeting prompted Commissioners to begin thinking about... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)

Our thanks to Dan Thatcher from the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) for presenting on this week’s The Intersection: A Biweekly Education Policy Conversation. Dan joined us to provide an update on what’s happening in education policy at the state-level. Key Takeaways: Three Major Issue Areas | State education policy... Read More