Charles E. Ducommon Professor of Education, Stanford University, California
Linda Darling-Hammond is currently Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University where she has founded and co-directs the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. She also founded and oversees the School Redesign Network, which works on issues of school and district reform and leadership development in support of powerful and equitable curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Beginning with her work as Senior Social Scientist and Director of the RAND Corporation's Education policy program, and extending through appointments at Columbia's Teachers College and Stanford, she has conducted research on a wide range of policy issues affecting teaching and schooling while advising policymakers at all levels of government. She led President Obama's education policy transition team in 2008-09. Darling-Hammond is author or editor of 16 books and more than 300 journal articles, book chapters and monographs on issues of policy and practice. She received her B.A. from Yale University in 1973, and her doctorate in Urban Education from Temple University in 1978.
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