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Next steps toward achieving equity in education

February 22, 2013

An op-ed by Linda Darling-Hammond and Michael Honda on the findings of the congressionally appointed Commission on Equity and Excellence. 


Linda Darling-Hammond's opening address as chair of the CTC

February 8, 2013

A report from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Chair, Linda Darling-Hammond. 

A better way to grade teachers

November 5, 2012

Linda Darling-Hammond and Edward Haertel argue that effective evaluation requires rigorous, ongoing assessment by experts who review teachers' instruction, looking at classroom practice and evidence of student learning.


School busing isn’t getting any simpler

October 17, 2012

Prudence Carter examines the complex issue of school busing, desegregation, and educational inequities in this op-ed for MSNBC.


Real teacher ed reform

August 13, 2012

In this Inside Higher Ed article Linda Darling-Hammond describes rigorous, authentic performance assessments that measure whether prospective teachers are ready to teach.

Maybe it's time to ask the teachers?

March 20, 2012

In this Huffington Post blog, Linda Darling-Hammond assess current education policy and its impact on developing, recruiting and retaining great teachers.


Value-added evaluation hurts teaching

March 5, 2012

In this Education Week article Linda Darling-Hammond writes that value-added models are poor tools for evaulating teacher effectiveness and improving student achivement and mentions some effective alternatives.

Evaluating teacher evaluation

February 29, 2012

In this PDK article, leading researchers weigh in on value-added measures of teacher assessment.


For California schools, we need less testing and more assessing

February 14, 2012

In this Sac Bee op-ed, Linda Darling-Hammond commends Gov. Jerry Brown's call for less testing and more focus on meaningful learning as a welcome breath of sanity in the American education landscape.


Why is Congress redlining our schools?

January 12, 2012

Linda Darling-Hammond argues that the new Senate vision for ESEA will weaken schools in the most vulnerable communities and further contribute to their failure.