Linda Darling-Hammond
Stanford University
Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emeritus

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Linda Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, and President of the Learning Policy Institute. Her research, teaching, and policy work focus on issues of school reform, educational equity, and teaching quality. She received her BA, magna cum laude, from Yale University and her EdD from Temple University, with highest distinction, completing an award-winning dissertation on school finance reform. Darling-Hammond has been a member of the Academy for more than 15 years and is a past president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She has received numerous honorary degrees and awards for her research and contributions to practice, including the Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education, the Distinguished Service Award of the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Review of Research in Education Award, the Research into Practice Award, and the Distinguished Contributions to Research Aawrd from AERA. Her publications include The Right to Learn, which received the 1998 Outstanding Book Award from AERA, Teaching as the Learning Profession, which received the 2000 Outstanding Book Award from the National Staff Development Council, and The Flat World and Education, which received the 2012 Grawemeyer Award. With John Bransford, Darling-Hammond co-chaired the National Academy of Education’s Committee on Teacher Education, which produced Preparing Teachers for a Changing World, which received the Pomeroy Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

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