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Blue Ribbon Commission Report to the State Board of Education

December 5, 2022

For years, local education agencies (LEAs) have struggled to recruit and retain teachers. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated these issues, as increased stress and pressures led to more teachers exiting the profession. In Missouri, the state’s...

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Teacher Workforce Diversity: Why It Matters for Student Outcomes

November 16, 2022

In North Carolina, student populations are becoming more and more racially and ethnically diverse, while educator diversity lags behind. When research has clearly shown that a diverse teacher workforce positively impacts achievement of all students,...

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2022 Across the Aisle Report: What Voters and Parents Want in Education Report

November 1, 2022

Last year, as states and districts across the country grappled with academic and social and emotional learning loss, states and districts were still in a state of triage, learning about the full impacts of school closures while supporting students...

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Identifying Barriers to Recruiting and Retaining a Diverse Teacher Workforce

October 24, 2022

A diverse teacher workforce has the potential to improve outcomes for all students, and especially for students of color. While North Carolina clearly recognizes the importance of increasing diversity in the workforce - and despite national and...

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Measuring Educational Opportunity in North Carolina Public School Districts

August 16, 2022

Dr. Robert C. Carr is a research scientist at the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. In a research brief titled “Measuring Educational Opportunity in North Carolina Public School Districts,” Dr....

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Early Childhood Issue Brief – Strong Foundations: Promoting Diverse and...

June 22, 2022

In the nearly 70 years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark anti-segregation ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education, America’s K-12 and higher education settings have become more richly diverse. But the same is not always true of American...

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New Hunt Higher Ed Issue Brief: Advancing Equity Through the Use of...

June 1, 2022

The Hunt Institute has released the third and final brief of the three-part Attainment for All: Equity in Postsecondary Pathways series. This brief brings the discussion on equity full circle by examining the use of disaggregated data to narrow...

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HLC Final Report: Recommendations to Improve North Carolina’s Education System

April 25, 2022

The Hunt-Lee Commission released its final report, which includes 16 recommendations to improve public education in North Carolina. The report was endorsed unanimously by all commission members, setting the stage for a productive bipartisan approach...

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New Hunt Higher Ed Issue Brief: Supporting Native Students

April 13, 2022

The Higher Education team at The Hunt Institute has released a new brief written by Jamison Lowery, one of our 2021-22 John M. Belk Impact Fellows. The brief details the the history, policy landscape, and innovative practices that shape the work...

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New Hunt Higher Ed Issue Brief Highlights Importance of Wraparound Services

April 6, 2022

The Higher Education team at The Hunt Institute has released the second brief of the three-part Attainment for All: Equity in Postsecondary Pathways series. This brief examines the importance of wraparound services that provide equitable support to...

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