Ethan L. Hutt

Ethan L. Hutt
Assistant Professor ,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ethan L. Hutt is an assistant professor in the Peabody School of Education at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the relationship between schools, the law, and education policy. In particular, Hutt’s work focuses on the numbers and metrics that are used to describe, define, and regulate American school systems and asks: Where did these numbers—whether grades, test scores, value-added measures—come from? How did they become central to the work of schools? How did they gain and maintain their legitimacy? What effects have they had for how we think about what schools can (and should) do? Before joining the faculty of UNC, Dr. Hutt was as assistant professor in the department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland–College Park. He is co-editor of Absent from School: Understanding and Addressing Student Absenteeism, and, in 2018, received a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation. He holds a Ph.D. in education from Stanford University.  
Publications by Ethan L. Hutt
Lessons for Policy and Practice
Addressing student absenteeism continues to permeate education policy and practice. California and a majority of other states have incorporated “chronic absenteeism” as an accountability metric under the Every Student Succeeds Act. It is therefore a…