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The Hunt Institute

The Hunt Institute brings together people and resources to inspire and inform elected officials and policymakers about key issues in education, resulting in visionary leaders who are prepared to take strategic action for greater educational outcomes and student success.

The Hunt Institute’s mission is to provide unbiased research, technical expertise, and learning opportunities that equip and empower educators and policymakers to drive equitable reforms and become audacious champions for education. As a nonpartisan policy resource, The Hunt Institute supports state policymakers in designing strategy, shaping policy, and driving educational improvements. The Hunt Institute is the only organization in the nation exclusively dedicated to empowering governors, policymakers, and other educational leaders in the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies for the transformation of public education.

Alliance-funded support for state advocacy includes: 

Supporting governors as early childhood leaders.

As a resource to bipartisan administrations across the U.S., The Hunt Institute supports governors in the conceptualization and implementation of high-quality early childhood strategies and in the exercise of executive authorities to strengthen state early childhood systems.

Creating a learning network for gubernatorial early childhood advisors.

Hunt is leading the effort to develop a formal network to strengthen the capacity — and recognition — of Governors’ Early Childhood Policy Advisors. By uplifting and normalizing these positions, the Alliance can grow the number of dedicated Early Childhood Policy Advisors in the states.

Strengthening the early childhood knowledge and platforms of gubernatorial candidates in upcoming elections.

Hunt is reaching out to gubernatorial campaigns on both sides of the aisle with an early childhood policy playbook and offering private, state-specific briefings and consultation to candidates and their teams.