Policy

These resources outline policy and policy proposals that support the progressive practices of the leaders, schools, districts, and organization presented in our Teaching and Learning Portfolio.  We have organized them by national and state scope.

National

Beyond Standardized Tests: Investing in a Culture of Learning
by The Forum for Education and Democracy, 2009

Effective Teachers, High Achievers: Investing in a Teaching Profession
by The Forum for Education and Democracy, 2009

Federal Policy, ESEA Reauthorization, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
A joint position paper of The Advancement Project, Education Law Center - PA, FairTest, The Forum for Education and Democracy, Juvenile Law Center, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., December 2010

Creating a National Culture of Learning: The Forum for Education & Democracy's Recommendations for the Reauthorization of ESEA
by The Forum for Education and Democracy, March 2010

Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education
by The Forum for Education and Democracy, April 2008

Guiding Principles for NCLB
by The Forum for Education and Democracy, March 2007

A Marshall Plan for Teaching: What It Will Really Take To Leave No Child Behind
by Linda Darling-Hammond, January 2007
Education Week

Professional Development in the United States: A Three Phase Study
Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education

  • Professional Learning in the Learning Profession: A Status Report on Teacher Development in the U.S. and Abroad
    by Ruth Chung Wei, Linda Darling-Hammond, Alethea Andree, Nikole Richardson, and Stelios Orphanos, February 2009
  • Professional Development in the United States: Trends and Challenges
    by Ruth Chung Wei, Linda Darling-Hammond and Frank Adamson, August 2010
  • Teacher Professional Learning in the United States: Case Studies of State Policies and Strategies
    by Ann Jaquith, Dan Mindich, Ruth Chung Wei and Linda Darling-Hammond, December 2010

A Quality Teacher in Every Classroom - Report
by National Board Resource Center, Stanford University, June 2010

State

Teacher Quality and Student Achievement: A Review of State Policy Evidence
by Linda Darling-Hammond, January 2000
Education Policy Analysis Archives