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Practical Steps to Education Transformation | New Report

September 29, 2021

The COVID Constituency project was developed by The Hunt Institute, in collaboration with Governor Bob Wise, former congressman and governor of West Virginia. Through the project, we seek to collect the firsthand COVID experiences, perceptions, and...

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Photo Story | Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows Convening in New Mexico

August 30, 2021

Wednesday, August 11 After going virtual for last year's Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows convenings, we were excited to bring together Cohorts 6 & 7 of our Fellows — education-minded state policymakers — for three days of education policy...

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State Responses to Child Neglect and Abuse During the Pandemic

August 28, 2021

The Challenge  The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges to child well-being and safety, among them being the rise in child abuse and neglect. As stated in the Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA)(42 U.S.C.A. § 5106g),...

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Education polls show a COVID-19 Constituency exists and wants education...

August 26, 2021

The COVID-19 Constituency is a project developed by The Hunt Institute, in collaboration with Governor Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia. The project seeks to collect firsthand experiences, perceptions, and priorities of students, parents,...

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Incorporating Social and Emotional Learning in Schools

August 13, 2021

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and youth learn and apply prosocial skills. SEL supports students in developing self-confidence and cultivating strong decision-making, relationship-building, and...

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Supporting Students with Disabilities

August 6, 2021

Federal Special Education Requirements The cornerstone of U.S. education policy is that all students deserve access to a high-quality education. Students identified as having a disability require additional services and supports that go beyond what...

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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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