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Publications

E.g., 2020-06
Books

Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Prudence Carter

In her new book, Prudence Carter looks to the U.S. and South Africa to examine why students of color are more successful at some schools than others.

"Prudence Carter's work is simultaneously scholarly and compassionate. It helps us see, in ... two benighted but globally important societies, how easily things break, but also how well, when structures are in place and when human agency takes flight, individuals and the groups to which they belong flourish and grow."

— Crain Soudien, Professor of Education, University of Cape Town

Reports & Report Series

Linked Learning in Porterville: Creating Capacity for Innovation and Change through Collaborative Leadership and Community Engagement

Elle Rustique, Sara Rutherford-Quach

This case study is one in a series giving an up-close look at how one California school district is implementing reform for equity and quality through the Linked Learning District Initiative.

Briefs

Addressing the Inequitable Distribution of Teachers: 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.

 

Articles & Chapters

Education Canada -- Theme Issue 2011

This online magazine by CEA and SCOPE features Linda Darling-Hammond, Prudence Carter, Ben Levin, Carol Lee, Carol Campbell, and Penny Milton on what equity in education means--and what we can do to promote it.

 

Reports & Report Series

Take a Giant Step: A Blueprint for Teaching Young Children in a Digital Age

Brigid Barron, Gabrielle Cayton-Hodges, Laura Bofferding, Carol Copple, Linda Darling-Hammond, Michael Levine

Take a Giant Step details a multi-sector action plan to enhance teacher education and a higher quality, 21st-century approach to the learning and healthy development of children in preschool and the primary grades.

 

Books

Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

Pasi Sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg's Finnish Lessons is a first-hand, comprehensive account of how Finland built a world-class education system during the past three decades.

 

Articles & Chapters

Effective Teaching as a Civil Right: How Building Instructional Capacity Can Help Close the Achievement Gap

Linda Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond argues that better ways of evaluating teachers must be integrated with systems that develop teacher competence and motivate teaching highest-need students.

 

Briefs

Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: A Challenge for Policy Makers

Edward Haertel, Jesse Rothstein, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, and Linda Darling-Hammond

This Capitol Hill brief addresses how teacher effectiveness might best be measured, which teacher evaluation policies and practices are effective, and which policies are likely to support sound teacher evaluation.

 

Iowa Summit Presentation: Supporting Effective Teaching

Linda Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond's address at the Iowa Education Summit in Des Moines focuses on issues of school restructuring, teacher quality, and educational equity.

Reports & Report Series

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.

 

Briefs

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.

 

Reports & Report Series

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.

Reports & Report Series

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.

Reports & Report Series

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.

 

Briefs

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.

Reports & Report Series

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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