Hunt Institute’s Mike Martin to Speak at Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center Event

June 22, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. – Mike Martin, associate director of policy and program at The Hunt Institute, will present before a live and virtual audience in a webinar panel discussion at the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center’s (AARC) Advisory Board meeting in Nashville, Tenn. on June 27.

The session, “Best Practices in Engaging Stakeholders in the Design and Implementation of New Standards and Assessments,” is intended to help state education agencies (SEA) prepare for the transition from No Child Left Behind to the Every Student Succeeds Act. Engagement and communication are key to ensure a deeper understanding and buy-in at all stakeholder levels, as well as long-term sustainability and quality implementation of new standards and assessments.

Martin will share his insight on the top strategies states can use to communicate with stakeholders about education content standards. In his work at The Institute, Martin, focuses on national policy and reform issues, particularly in the areas of college- and career-ready standards, assessments and accountability. He has written and co-authored several Hunt Institute publications and will be discussing The Hunt Institute’s report,  “The Role of Strategic Communications in the Transition to New Academic Standards and Assessments: Case Studies of Tennessee and Kentucky at the ARCC convening.

The ARCC, a U.S. Department of Education funded technical assistance center, supports the Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia SEAs. Their key objective is to provide high-quality, relevant, and useful technical assistance that enhances specific SEA capacities to undertake state education reforms successfully, support district and school implementation of reforms, and maintain effectiveness once their services are complete.


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