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The Institute Celebrates 10 Years!
This poster commemorates our 10th anniversary. As you can see, the chainlink logo we still use today appears for the first time.
The 8th Annual North Carolina Legislators Retreat focuses on preparing students for the workforce. Panelists talk to legislators about postsecondary credentials and success, the “leaky” education pipeline, the evolving student population, and Race to the Top funding. Panelists represent the Southern Regional Education Board, California State University Long Beach, North Carolina Community College System, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, State Higher Education Executive Officers, Guilford Technical Community College, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, North Carolina State Board of Education, and more.
Governor Hunt writes an article for The Anniston Star, an Alabama newspaper, praising the state for their interest in launching a nonprofit dedicated to improving public schools and sustaining economic development. Former Alabama Governor Bob Riley had looked to The Hunt Institute as a model for a possible education nonprofit for his state. Governor Riley had attended our first Governors Education Symposium back in 2002.
The Anniston Star (Anniston, Alabama). 23 January 2011.
In partnership with the State Legislative Leaders Foundation, we host “Making the Grade: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Economy.” The convening focuses on key strategies states can utilize to ensure children receive the high-quality education they deserve and graduate prepared for careers or postsecondary education. Presenters join us from Data Quality Campaign, Kentucky Department of Education, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Community Training and Assistance Center, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Tennessee Department of Education, Colorado Department of Education, The Education Trust, and Florida Virtual School.
The seventh Governors Education Symposium, and the third in partnership with the National Governors Association, is held in Cary, North Carolina. The convening is titled “Making Education Dollars Work.” The governors discuss strategies for advancing education with limited resources, improving postsecondary completion, preparing students for jobs or postsecondary education, and evaluating effective teachers.
"These are programs that have a great impact on North Carolina moving up among the states in learning and getting scores among the top tier in the nation."
– GOVERNOR HUNT
The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina). 21 July 2011, page A10.
"He's a legend."
– GOVERNOR BEV PERDUE
Governor Hunt meets with university presidents, former cabinet secretaries, legislators, and a couple hundred additional attendees to offer words of encouragement and sign copies of his biography.
The News & Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina). 10 August 2011.
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In a News & Observer feature story about the Dixie Classic, a famous North Carolina college basketball tournament, author Bethany Bradsher mentions tournament fan Governor Hunt. On the final day of the 1958 tournament, Governor Hunt's wife was about to give birth to their first child. Not one to miss a basketball game, Governor Hunt made it to the basketball stadium and back to the hospital in time for his daughter’s birth.
Bradsher, B. (2012 March 31). Even now, Dixie Classic belove. The News & Observer, C4.
The 2012 Governors Education Symposium is held in Cary, North Carolina. Attendees to the symposium, titled, "Advance America | A Commitment to Education & The Economy," are introduced by Governor Jim Hunt and Governor Jen Bush (FL).
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, Carnegie Corporation's Andrés Henríquez, and future U.S. Secretary of Education John King speak on panels during the two-day event.
Topics of discussion include:
Preparing for the workforce
Education data mining
New English language arts and mathematics standards
Technology and Digital Learning
Developing and Measuring Effective Teaching
Assessments and Accountability
Listen to our conversation with Secretary Margaret Spellings on The Hunt Institute's podcast: As Yet Untold.
Staff Reports (2012 Dec. 12). Arnold set for board leadership. Rocky Mountain Telegram, 1.
Ogburn, T (2012 Dec. 16). Legislators to hear about urban concerns. The News & Observer, 3B.
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A blog post on our website features the progress made in preparing and equipping school leaders for work in low-performing urban and rural school districts. Through the Race to The Top Grant, which North Carolina won in 2010, the state allocated $17.5 million toward these leadership programs.
In January 2013, the NCLR was renamed the Holshouser Legislators Retreat.
"You are capable of greatness. North Carolina is capable of leading the way. That is both our story and our future. Go forth and do great things."
– GOVERNOR HUNT
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