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Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study of How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement

Tony Fabelo, Michael D Thompson, and Martha Plotkin at CSG Justice Center, Dottie Carmichael, Miner P. Marchbanks III, and Eric A Booth at PPRI

This study looks at the staggering numbers of suspensions and expulsions between 7th and 12th grade in Texas and examines the impact of those removals on students' lives.



Reframing Student Outcomes to Develop 21st Century Skills

Erik Rice

Erik Rice identifies three strategic practices schools, districts, and communities can use to help prepare students for college and career success in the 21st century.


A Dangerous Obsession: Testing Students to Grade Teachers

Linda Darling-Hammond

Pointing to high-achieving nations like Finland and Korea, Linda Darling-Hammond argues that increased testing is the wrong approach to improving education in the United States.


The Service of Democratic Education

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond reflects on the history, value, and impact of Columbia University's Teachers College at the school's 2011 commencement ceremony.


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Speaking of Salaries: What It Will Take to Get Qualified, Effective Teachers in All Communities

Frank Adamson and Linda Darling-Hammond

Frank Adamson and Linda Darling-Hammond examine how and why well-qualified teachers are inequitably distributed to students in the United States.

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Performance Counts: Assessment Systems that Support High-Quality Learning

Linda Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond describes what a student assessment system could look like if built from current research principles and best practices found around the world.


U.S. vs Highest-Achieving Nations in Education

Linda Darling-Hammond

In this Washington Post article, Linda Darling-Hammond looks to the educational policies of the highest-achieving nations to learn what it takes to support a quality teaching force.

Teacher Preparation Is Essential to TFA's Future

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond comments in Education Week on the successes and shortcomings of Teach for America and ways to get an effective teacher in every classroom.

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Teacher and Leader Effectiveness in High-Performing Education Systems

Linda Darling-Hammond, Robert Rothman

Linda Darling-Hammond and Robert Rothman look at three of the world's highest-performing education systems to determine how governments can better support teacher effectiveness.



Design Thinking: A Process for Developing and Implementing Lasting District Reform

Erik Rice

In this brief, Erik Rice outlines design thinking's potential as an effective tool for systemic change in education.

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Before or After the Bell? School Context and Neighborhood Effects on Student Achievement

Paul A. Jargowsky and Mohamed El Komi

Paul A. Jargowsky and Mohamed El Komi examine the relative impact of school and neighborhood contexts on 5th through 8th grade math and reading scores.


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Developing Common Instructional Practice Across a Portfolio of Schools: The Evolution of School Reform in Milwaukee

Ken Montgomery, Linda Darling-Hammond and Carol Campbell

Ken Montgomery et al. explore Milwaukee's unique reform approach that applies both a portfolio strategy and managed instruction.

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Preservice Performance Assessment and Teacher Early Career Effectiveness: Preliminary Findings on PACT

Stephen Newton

Author Stephen Newton offers preliminary findings on the relationship between beginning teacher's scores on the PACT assessment and their teaching effectiveness.

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Teacher Professional Learning in the United States: Case Studies of State Policies and Strategies

Ann Jaquith, Dan Mindich, Ruth Chung Wei, and Linda Darling-Hammond

Ann Jaquith et al. examine the policies and practices of four states that have increased access to effective professional development and improved student achievement.

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Colloquium Provocation Paper: Restoring Our Schools

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond looks to the practices of high achieving nations and to successes in America's past to address current education policy and the disparities in opportunity for students in the U.S.


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Colloquium Provocation Paper: Teachers Unions as Agents of Change

Rebecca Pringle

Rebecca Pringle discusses ways that unions are collaborating with parents, communities, school districts, and students to improve education and address inequities in educational opportunities for poor and minority students.


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Colloquium Provocation Paper: The State of Equity in Canadian Education

Mary-Lou Donnelly

Mary-Lou Donnelly examines equity in the Canadian education system, focusing on the roles that teachers and teacher organizations play in Canada's high-achieving schools.

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Colloquium Provocation Paper: Student Engagement, Equity, and the Culture of Schooling

Sharon Friesen

Sharon Friesen examines how two schools with very different approaches--Eastside and Beachcroft Secondary Schools in Alberta, Canada--intellectually engage their students. 


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Colloquium Provocation Paper: Pay Attention to the Culture of Schooling

Prudence Carter

Prudence Carter examines what we mean by equity in education in the 21st century through the lens of economic and educational disparities.


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Colloquium Provocation Paper: Improvement, Not Innovation, Is the Key to Greater Equity

Ben Levin

In this paper, Ben Levin argues that policy approaches to educational improvement are necessarily different in Canada and the United States, and that greater equity in education can be achieved using practices we already know to be effective.