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Kessler, Julie; Wentworth, Laura; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2018
Is there a better education model for English learners (ELs) in the United States? The Internationals Network for Public Schools (the Network) now supports 21 schools and six academies in seven states as well as Washington, D.C. They are open only to immigrants who have been living in the United States for less than four years and who score in the…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Time Factors (Learning)
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Flook, Lisa; Gardner, Madelyn; Melnick, Hanna – ASCD, 2018
Among the many models of school reform that have emerged in the late 20th and early 21st centuries, one has endured for more than 50 years: the School Development Program (SDP). Established in 1968 by renowned child psychiatrist James P. Comer and the Yale Child Study Center, the SDP is grounded in the belief that successful…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Child Development, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2017
This article describes teacher education in jurisdictions around the world that have well-developed systems for teacher development. It examines teacher education policies and practices in Australia (with a focus on Victoria and New South Wales), Canada (with a focus on Alberta and Ontario), Finland and Singapore within the context of recruitment,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Teacher Education, Educational Policy
Darling-Hammond, Linda – Voices in Urban Education, 2017
The author believe it is clear that Trump has only really one stated goal--to expand choice through charters and vouchers, with a frame around privatization--and that we can look to his own experiences with Trump University's for-profit approach to providing education for some clues. We can anticipate that the framing for the proposals will…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Political Power, Politics of Education
Guha, Roneeta; Hyler, Maria E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – American Educator, 2017
Recruitment and retention challenges are once again leading to teacher shortages across the nation. Especially in urban and rural school districts, low salaries and poor working conditions often contribute to the difficulties of recruiting and keeping teachers, as can the challenges of the work itself. As a consequence, in many schools--especially…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Recruitment, Residential Programs, Program Design
Guha, Roneeta; Hyler, Maria E.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
Teacher residency programs (modeled after the clinical residency model in medical training) show great promise in helping local school systems build a highly capable and diverse teaching workforce. Jointly run by districts and nearby universities, these programs recruit teaching candidates, pair them with carefully selected mentor teachers, and…
Descriptors: Residential Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Cooperating Teachers
Podolsky, Anne; Kini, Tara; Bishop, Joseph; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2017
To ensure that schools enjoy a steady supply of competent and committed teachers, federal, state, and local policymakers should look to the extensive research literature in this area, focusing on five strategies in particular: strengthening teacher preparation, improving hiring practices, increasing compensation, providing support for new…
Descriptors: Teacher Persistence, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Selection, Teacher Salaries
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
Fear and bigotry have spread through schools on the heels of a presidential campaign that promoted divisiveness grounded in racism and discrimination. This article describes the need for and a path toward explicit anti-racist teaching and anti-racist action to counteract this surge of hate speech. In addition, to create a more equitable and just…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Bias, Social Justice, Teaching Methods
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Darling-Hammond, Linda – Educational Researcher, 2016
Using five AERA presidential addresses over the past half century as landmarks, this essay traces the evolution of research on teaching and teacher education as well as some critical impacts the research has had on policy and practice related to teacher education and teacher evaluation in the United States. The discussion shows how these addresses…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Bae, Soung; Cook-Harvey, Channa M.; Lam, Livia; Mercer, Charmaine; Podolsky, Anne; Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
This paper examines the options available to states to redefine their accountability systems as they begin to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The new law provides the possibility that states can create more balanced systems of support and accountability focused on educating young people so they can become productive, engaged…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Program Implementation
Zielezinski, Molly B.; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
How can technologies and digital learning experiences be used to support underserved, under-resourced, and underprepared students? For many years, educators, researchers, and policy makers looking for strategies to close the achievement gap and improve student learning have sought solutions involving new uses of technology, especially for students…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Disproportionate Representation, Disadvantaged Youth, Outcomes of Education
Taylor, Catherine; Kokka, Kari; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Dieckmann, Jack; Pacheco, Vivian Santana; Sandler, Susan; Bae, Soung – Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, 2016
Engaging students in meaningful applications of their knowledge is a key aspect of both addressing the standards and providing greater access. Not only do the standards emphasize the importance of meaningful engagement in real-world tasks, but evidence shows that engagement is strongly related to student performance on assessment tasks, especially…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Performance Based Assessment, Task Analysis, Relevance (Education)
Noguera, Pedro; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Friedlaender, Diane – Jobs For the Future, 2015
Out of concern that the nation's schools--particularly those working with traditionally underserved populations--are not adequately preparing all students to succeed in college and careers, education policymakers have launched a series of major reform efforts in recent years. To help students meet the new standards, schools will need to provide…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Low Income Students, Educational Quality, Educational Change
Noguera, Pedro; Darling-Hammond, Linda; Friedlaender, Diane – Jobs For the Future, 2015
Out of concern that the nation's schools--particularly those working with traditionally underserved populations--are not adequately preparing all students to succeed in college and careers, education policymakers have launched a series of major reform efforts in recent years. To help students meet the new standards, schools will need to provide…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Low Income Students, Educational Quality, Educational Change
Parsi, Ace; Darling-Hammond, Linda – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2015
Employers, postsecondary institutions, and civic leaders are urging greater focus on 21st century skills essential for college, career, and civic success: problem solving, interpersonal skills, and collaboration, among others. In response to these demands, states across the country are working to realign policies--on learning standards,…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, State Policy, Performance Based Assessment, Sustainability
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