The Intersection
Missing & Disengaged Students

July 30, 2021

The Challenge  By mid-March 2020, most American schools shut their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, over a year later, schools across the country are open partially or fully for in-person instruction. However, many states have reported a...

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Perspectives | Hunt State Policy Fellows: Meeting 1

July 29, 2021

We recently returned from the first meeting of the inaugural cohort of The Hunt Institute’s Hunt State Policy Fellows (HSPF) program, where we met county commissioners, school board members, mayors, city councilors, advocates, and other community...

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Evaluating Kindergarten Readiness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

July 23, 2021

The Challenge The start of another school year is around the corner and with it comes kindergarten entry assessments (KEAs), sometimes referred to as kindergarten readiness assessments (KRAs). KEAs can provide a baseline understanding of children’s...

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State Vaccination Legislation and Implications for Higher Education

July 15, 2021

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has created a host of ethical and legal questions that have left education leaders and policymakers across the nation scrambling to create policies and procedures that direct public actions. One such ethical...

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American Rescue Plan Act State Education Agency ESSER – Initial K-12...

July 9, 2021

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law on March 11, 2021. The rescue package provided $122 billion of the total $1.9 trillion, to support the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. The fund provided state...

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The Informed Decision-Making Collaborative

July 9, 2021

The Informed Decision-Making Collaborative (IDMC) is an initiative in North Carolina led by The Hunt Institute in collaboration with the Office of the Governor and the North Carolina Government Data Analytics Center. This effort brings together...

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Considerations for the 2021-2022 School Year

July 1, 2021

  As many institutions of higher education (IHEs) prepare to welcome students back to campus for the first time since March 2020, administrators, faculty, and staff are grappling with how to help their institutions return to ‘normal.’...

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Analyzing Federal Relief Allocations in K-12 Education

June 25, 2021

The federal government has provided three relief packages to aid K-12 education during the coronavirus pandemic. The Hunt Institute is tracking how states have been allocating these relief dollars to support K-12 schools and students. In...

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Supporting Mental Health within Institutions of Higher Education

June 17, 2021

The Challenge Institutions of higher education (IHEs) have undergone unprecedented changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than a year after the United States’ initial lockdowns, many institutions are grappling with how to best support students...

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Virtual Academies

June 4, 2021

The Challenge Thanks to the large vaccine distribution in the United States, the coronavirus pandemic has begun to show signs of slowing. Some students and families remain hesitant to return to in-person learning in the fall. Many school...

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