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E.g., 2022-10

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.



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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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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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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Colloquium Provocation Paper: Complexities of Teaching and Implications for Equity

Carol D. Lee

Carol Lee provides an in-depth examination of the practice of teaching, arguing that it is essential to keep sight of what teachers need to know and how they learn across careers.

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Colloquium Speech: Canadian Education Policy

Réjean Parent

In this speech, Parent, President of the Centrale des syndicats du Québec, looks at historic and modern trends in Canadian education policy, and their impact on equity in Canadian schools.

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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.


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Colloquium Provocation Paper: New Ideas on Teacher Education for Achieving Equity in Education

Dennis Sumara, Brent Davis

Dennis Sumara and Brent Davis approach equity from the angle of learning theory, attending to some of the dramatic developments in research and theory that have transformed the playing field of formal education.


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Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness: How Teacher Performance Assessments Can Measure and Improve Teaching

Linda Darling-Hammond

In this report, Linda Darling-Hammond describes teacher performance assessments that are reliable, consistent and powerful and can improve student and teacher learning.

Articles & Chapters

What We Can Learn from Finland’s Successful School Reform

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond on what the United States can learn from Finland's successful school reform. 


Assessing a Teacher's Value: Too Unreliable

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond argues that value-added assessments are too unstable a measure for evaluating individual teachers.



The Secret to Finland’s Success: Educating Teachers

Pasi Sahlberg

In this policy brief, Pasi Sahlberg details the key elements of Finland's successful education system, drawing lessons for reform in the United States.