Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond
President and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute and President of the California State Board of Education

Linda Darling-Hammond is the president and CEO of the Learning Policy Institute and the president of the California State Board of Education. She is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University, where she founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and served as the faculty sponsor of the Stanford Teacher Education Program. Darling-Hammond is past president of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of several of its awards. She is a past executive director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future. She served as the leader of President Obama’s education policy transition team and has more than 500 publications, including a number of award-winning books. She received her EdD from Temple University.

updated 2020

Publications by Linda Darling-Hammond
California is in the midst of a severe special education teacher shortage that threatens the state’s ability to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, who often have the greatest needs but receive the least expert teachers. To help…
California is experiencing one of its most severe teacher shortages1 in two decades. Budget cuts and layoffs resulting from the recession contributed to a steep decline in the number of teachers in California, falling from a high of 310,362 teachers…
California’s new accountability system originated in the radical decentralization of power and authority from Sacramento to local schools and their communities brought about by the Legislature’s adoption of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF)…