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Linda Darling-Hammond to Headline AACTE Speaker Spotlight Session

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Linda Darling-Hammond will be the featured presenter at the AACTE 69th Annual Meeting Speaker Spotlight Session on March 4, 2017. As an internationally acclaimed thought leader in education, Darling-Hammond will share the latest research and policy analysis on issues affecting educational equity and quality.

Darling-Hammond is president of the Learning Policy Institute and Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University (CA), where she is faculty director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. Her research and policy work focuses on educational equity, teaching quality, and school reform. She has advised school leaders and policy makers at the local, state, and federal levels. In 2008, she served as director of President Obama’s education policy transition team. She is a former president of the American Educational Research Association, a former member of AACTE’s Board of Directors, and a member of the National Academy of Education as well as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Among Darling-Hammond’s more than 400 publications is the volume she coedited with John Bransford for the National Academy of Education, Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do, which won AACTE’s Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education in 2006. Her book The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future received the coveted Grawemeyer Award in 2012. Her other recent books include Getting Teacher Evaluation Right: What Really Matters for Effectiveness and Improvement (2013) and Beyond the Bubble Test: How Performance Assessments Support 21st Century Learning (2014).

Darling-Hammond received her B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University (CT) and her Ed.D. in urban education with highest distinction from Temple University (PA). She holds honorary degrees from 14 universities in the United States and abroad and has received numerous awards for her contributions to research, policy, and practice, including AACTE’s David G. Imig Award for Distinguished Achievement in Teacher Education (1997) and Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education (2007).

Come learn how research and policy can help address problems of practice in this dynamic Speaker Spotlight Session. Register now for the 2017 AACTE Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida, to take place March 2-4. Save up to 10% when you register with the Early Bird rate by October 19.

Learn more about the conference theme, schedule, and venue at aacte.org. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation using #AACTE17.


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