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 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.
In this Inside Higher Ed article Linda Darling-Hammond describes rigorous, authentic performance assessments that measure whether prospective teachers are ready to teach.
In this Huffington Post blog, Linda Darling-Hammond assess current education policy and its impact on developing, recruiting and retaining great teachers.
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.
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.
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.