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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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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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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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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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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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Ed Data in the Time of COVID-19 | How Reliable and Valid Are Student Growth...

April 22, 2021

As policymakers across the country grapple with how to administer 2021 assessments, The Hunt Institute and Data Quality Campaign have hosted a series of webinars highlighting different aspects of measuring student growth this year. During these...

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Mental Health of K-12 Students During the Pandemic

April 9, 2021

The Challenge Schools are an essential source of nonacademic support for students as they provide essential services including health and mental health resources. These services are necessary factors for students’ emotional, social, and physical...

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Addressing Chronic Absenteeism

March 24, 2021

The Challenge The coronavirus outbreak has compounded a serious problem within schools: chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism is defined as a student missing two or more days of school per month – roughly 10% of their time in school. Amid the...

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Governing Principals | Equity-Centered Assessment Policy in 2021

March 18, 2021

Experts estimate that nearly three million students have not experienced any education since March 2020. Following the cancellation of state assessments and the waiver of state and federal accountability systems due to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

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An Open Letter to Secretary Miguel Cardona from TNTP and The Hunt Institute

March 2, 2021

On March 1st, the Senate confirmed Dr. Miguel Cardona as the 12th U.S. Secretary of Education. In the letter below, Dr. Javaid Siddiqi, President & CEO of The Hunt Institute and Dan Weisberg, CEO of TNTP, call on Secretary Cardona and President...

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