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Articles & Chapters

Can Value Added Add Value to Teacher Evaluation?

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond debates the benefits and difficulties of using value-added methods to evaluate educators and schools. 


Reports & Report Series

Accountability and the Federal Role: A Third Way on ESEA

Linda Darling-Hammond, Paul Hill

Amid a highly polarized debate on reauthorizing NCLB, two different school reform "camps" have found common ground on addressing Federal educational accountability policy.

Articles & Chapters

Differentiating PD for Male Teachers of Color

Travis J. Bristol

This article by Travis Bristol describes a professional development approach for male teachers of color.

Reports & Report Series

New Paradigm for Educational Accountability Series

Linda Darling-Hammond, John D. Snyder, Gustavo Fischman

This series on accountability features articles, commentaries, and videos by leading thinkers in business, policy, civil rights, schools, and academia.



The District Office as a Site for Work-Based Learning

Ann Jaquith and Jamie Johnston

Jaquith and Johnston show how district and school leaders can help Linked Learning teachers better understand career-relevant knowledge and skills.



Valuing Career and Technical Education

Ann Jaquith and Jamie Johnston

Jaquith and Johnston offer strategies for Linked Learning pathway instructors to integrate core academic and career technical subjects to truly prepare students for college and career



A District Linked Learning Principal Network Grows Leadership Capacity

Ann Jaquith and Jamie Johnston

Jaquith and Johnston identify five lessons for district leaders to support learning among Linked Learning principals.



The Graduate Profile: A District Strategy for the Coherent Alignment of Student Outcomes

Elle Rustique

Elle Rustique describes how a graduate profile can help a Linked Learning district achieve coherence between school practices, district goals, state policies, and national standards.


Reports & Report Series

Supporting Continuous Improvement in California’s Education System

Linda Darling-Hammond, David N. Plank

A report from Darling-Hammond and Plank examines key elements of the education accountability system now being enacted by the state.



Performance Assessments: How State Policy Can Advance Assessments for 21st Century Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond, Ace Parsi

Parsi and Darling-Hammond look at how states are changing strategies to better target 21st-century learning skills.


Articles & Chapters

Site-Based Leadership for Improving Instruction

Ann Jaquith

Ann Jaquith describes how leaders can develop instructional capacity to improve teaching and learning


Reports & Report Series

Teaching Around the World: What Can TALIS Tell Us?

Linda Darling-Hammond, Dion Burns

Burns and Darling-Hammond look at how the latest results of the international teacher survey can inform U.S. policy on teaching quality.


Reports & Report Series

Recognizing College and Career Readiness in the California School Accountability System

Soung Bae, Linda Darling-Hammond

Bae and Darling-Hammond describe indicators of college and career readiness that California districts can look to as they develop accountability plans.



How Money Makes a Difference: The Effects of School Finance Reforms on Outcomes for Low Income Students

C. Kirabo Jackson, Rucker Johnson, Claudia Persico

This brief summarizes a full report on the effects of school-finance reform and student outcomes by Jackson, Johnson, and Persico.

Reports & Report Series

Accountability for College and Career Readiness: Developing a New Paradigm

Linda Darling-Hammond, Gene Wilhoit, Linda Pittenger

Darling-Hammond, Wilhoit, and Pittenger propose a comprehensive and balanced system of accountability for college and career readiness in this report.

Reports & Report Series

What Can PISA Tell Us about U.S. Education Policy?

Linda Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond's report shows systematic government investments in high-need schools along with capacity-building that improves the knowledge and skills of educators and the quality of curriculum opportunities are more effective ways of improving overall learning and reducing the achievement gap.


Reports & Report Series

Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students’ Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond, Molly B. Zielezinski, Shelley Goldman

Darling-Hammond, Zielezinski, & Goldman find that technology can produce significant gains in achievement and engagement, particularly among at-risk students. 



Beyond the Bubble Test: How Performance Assessments Support 21st Century Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond, Frank Adamson

This book, edited by Linda Darling-Hammond and Frank Adamson, synthesizes the latest findings on the costs, benefits, and feasibility of performance assessment.

Tools & Infographics

Student Centered Learning

Diane Friedlaender, Channa Mae Cook-Harvey

Enriching student-centered practices in your school: an interactive tool for teachers and school leaders. Click on the petals and the center of the flower for more information and videos.

How to use this tool

Student-Centered Schools Study