The North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center (SMT Center) promotes and supports innovation in science, mathematics, and technology learning. Focusing on the state’s elementary and secondary schools, the SMT Center works to provide all children in North Carolina with the necessary knowledge and skills to have successful careers, be good citizens, and advance the economy of the state — goals increasingly dependent on a student’s proficiency in science and mathematics.
Founded in 2002, the SMT Center advances its mission by serving as a catalyst for innovation and change in education; providing tools, learning methods, and technical help to educators; advocating for research-based instructional programs in schools; and recruiting community and business leaders to encourage and promote advanced science and mathematics as essential knowledge for North Carolina citizens.
Created by the University of North Carolina Board of Governors in 2001, the James B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy works with leaders to secure America’s future through quality education. Working at the intersection of policy and politics, the Hunt Institute connects leaders with the best strategies for developing and implementing policies and programs to improve public education.
To that end, the Institute convenes governors, policymakers, legislators, and business and civic leaders across the nation to provide them with the best information to make informed policy decisions. An affiliated center of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit entity that does not lobby for, or take positions on, state and federal legislation.
Founded in 1991 by Willard R. Daggett, Ed.D., the International Center for Leadership in Education has a wealth of experience in helping schools and districts implement organizational changes that translate into world-class curriculum, instruction, and learning. The International Center’s work is based on the premise that students are living in a world that is changing dramatically and the education system needs to adapt to those changes in order to prepare students for the global society in which they will live and work.
Staff, senior consultants, and master teachers share their expertise in managing change and achieving high standards through customized solutions. International Center resources help districts and schools identify specific learning goals and focus on priority standards. These resources can be used to make data-driven decisions regarding curriculum, instruction, assessment, and learning.