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Reflections of a Former School Reformer

Editor's Note: This interview originally ran on FutureEd's website on May 30, 2019. Former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise serves on the Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows Advisory Board.  Bob Wise served as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education from 2005 until his recent departure. His work at the nonprofit advocacy... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: Scoring States on Charter School Integration

As we marked the 65th anniversary of Brown v. Board this month, educators, community leaders, and researchers have engaged in important conversations around segregation, diversity and equity in our schools. While the progress made over the last 65 years was noted, it was also clear that policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders... Read More

NC Legislators, Educators Discuss School Accountability and Performance Grades

As part of our ongoing work to bring together policymakers, practitioners, and experts, The Hunt Institute recently hosted a dinner and discussion on School Accountability and Performance Grades. Dr. Christy Hovanetz, Senior Policy Fellow for Accountability at ExcelinEd, joined panelists Dr. Janet Mason, Superintendent of Rutherford County Schools, Freebird McKinney,... Read More

The Intersection Webinar Recap: The Role of Child Care in Economic Development

We opened May with another great Intersection Webinar focused on early childhood content. We were delighted to see more than 50 participants from across the U.S. who represent nonprofits, associations, education policy groups and more, tune in live to hear Cindy Cisneros, Vice President of Education Programs at the Committee for... Read More

State Teams Convene in DC to Advance Education Conversations

Last week, The Hunt Institute brought key state policymakers together in Washington, D.C. for the 2019 Education Retreat: Advancing Cross-State Conversations. The Retreat, which featured an evening keynote speech followed by a half-day of policy discussions, was held in conjunction with the Ronald Reagan Institute and their 2019 RISE Summit.... Read More

Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows Convene for First Higher Education Summit

The Hunt Institute expanded on our flagship Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows program by convening Fellows from across cohorts for the Higher Education Summit, a two-day meeting that highlighted the most promising postsecondary policy opportunities available to state leaders. The Summit, held on March 5-6, 2019 at Duke University in partnership with the... Read More