In the News

School testing systems should be examined in 2014
December 26, 2013
Linda Darling-Hammond appears on Morning Edition to discuss how the United States can move from test-and-punish to an assess-and-improve philosophy.
Radical Washington D.C. teacher-evaluation plan worked, study says
October 17, 2013
Politico's article on teacher evaluation in D.C. quotes Darling-Hammond on how value-added scores can be unreliable.  
Study: D.C.’s teacher evaluation system affects workforce
October 16, 2013
Darling-Hammond cautions against assuming the IMPACT teacher evaluation system in D.C. accurately reflects teacher performance.
How a radical new teaching method could unleash a generation of geniuses
October 15, 2013
Darling-Hammond discusses how the U.S. education system is flawed and what skills today's students need.
Enrollment in teacher preparation programs plummets
September 24, 2013
Darling-Hammond comments on the 66% drop in enrollments for teacher preparation programs from a decade earlier.
Education solutions from abroad for chronic U.S. school problems
September 1, 2013
The United States ranks 30th in math literacy and 20th in science. Will American children have the opportunity to compete in a global market when they graduate?
A decade of small learning community success
August 28, 2013
A Daily Journal article discusses how other schools across the country are learning from SCOPE and Hillsdale High School.
Fulton High reaping rewards from four years of hard work
August 11, 2013
SCOPE played a key role in the redesign of a struggling high school in Tennessee where less than 7% of graduates received a college degree.
Education for empowerment: An Education Sector interview with Linda Darling-Hammond
July 17, 2013
Education Sector's Peter Cookson interviews Linda Darling-Hammond on the state of educational equity in America.
Getting Teachers Ready to Teach
July 15, 2013
This article in the Pew Charitable Trust's "Stateline" quotes Linda Darling-Hammond on what states need to do to improve teacher preparation.