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U.S. vs highest-achieving nations in education

March 23, 2011

In this Washington Post blog, Linda Darling-Hammond discusses discrepancies between educational strategies in United States and those employed by the world's educational leaders.


Too unreliable: Assessing a teacher's value

September 6, 2010

Linda Darling-Hammond questions the merits of value-added assessments as a measure of teacher performance in the New York Times' Room for Debate.

The problem of the color line in America's schools

May 7, 2010

In this blog, cross-posted from, Linda Darling-Hammond looks at the state of education in America on the 56th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.

What is the solution to the high school dropout crisis?

September 28, 2009

In this blog, cross-posted from the National Journal, Linda Darling-Hammond addresses the high school dropout crisis in the United States. 


How can we close the achievement gap?

August 6, 2009

With the release of the latest NAEP scores, Linda Darling-Hammond talks about the real reasons behind America's achievement gap in this blog cross-posted from the National Journal.

How they do it abroad

February 13, 2008

In this article for Time Magazine, Darling-Hammond argues that the United States needs to invest in the kind of teacher development and support found in high-achieving countries. 


We need to invest in math and science teachers

December 20, 2007

In an op-ed for the Chronicle Review, Darling-Hammond explains the need for policies that support teacher preparation and support in the field of math and science instruction.  


High-quality standards, a curriculum based on critical thinking can enlighten our students

October 13, 2007

In a piece for the SF Chronicle, Darling-Hammond says that we need to focus on the quality of our standards and assessments rather than fighting over who administers them.


Evaluating 'No Child Left Behind'

May 20, 2007

Linda Darling-Hammond examines the NCLB law, its consequences, and prospects for improving the legislation. 


A Marshall Plan for teaching

January 9, 2007

In an op-ed for Education Week, Darling Hammond discusses what it will really take to leave no child left behind.