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Experts urge states to stay course on high-quality assessments
June 20, 2013
Darling-Hammond and others have identified five things that make assessments high quality and are urging states to hold out for such tests in face of political and financial pressures.
Honors for Darling-Hammond
June 10, 2013
The Learning First Alliance, the Erikson Institute, and the American Educational Research Association recently honored Darling-Hammond's contributions to policy and scholarship.
In school, the wealth gap takes the form of the opportunity gap
June 3, 2013
Prudence Carter appears as a guest on Marketplace to talk about her book, Closing the Opportunity Gap, which turns the spotlight on the gap in educational opportunities.
Learning First Alliance honors Linda Darling-Hammond with its 2013 Education Visionary Award
May 17, 2013
Linda Darling-Hammond heralded for leadership in teacher quality, educational equity, and school reform.
At Stanford, Education Secretary speaks on preschool, online ed and diversity
May 6, 2013
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke to reporters at the EWA seminar at Stanford about diversity in classrooms, online education, and the Obama administration's preschool plan.
Fixing the 'opportunity gap' to close the achievement gap
April 25, 2013
SCOPE's Linda Darling-Hammond discusses solutions to closing the opportunity gap in an article for Education Week.
Stanford's Rice says declining schools pose a national security threat
April 5, 2013
Condoleezza Rice says failing schools undermine economic growth, competitiveness, social cohesion and the ability to fill positions in institutions vital to national security.
Atlanta's school scandal isn't local
April 5, 2013
The victims of standardized test obsession are many. Cheating similar to the Atlanta case has cropped up in 37 states, according to the advocacy group FairTest.
Review of Teacher Education Around the World: Changing Policies and Practices
March 23, 2013
The Teacher Trainer Journal reviews Teacher Education Around the World: Changing Policies and Practices, edited by Linda Darling-Hammond and Ann Lieberman.
Darling-Hammond: Expect ongoing churning of schools
March 15, 2013
The Common Core curricula will require comparable changes in pedagogy and how teachers are supported, says Darling-Hammond.