All of these and other factors raise important questions, which were addressed in the discussion about how we can prepare classroom-ready teachers — now and in the future. Darling-Hammond identified the Montclair State University Teacher Education program as one that is among programs leading the way in this important work. The event was co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Office and the Center of Pedagogy. Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake attended the event as well as several members of the Newark Public Schools Superintendent's Office and the Superintendent of Verona Public Schools.
Dr. Darling-Hammond is president of the Learning Policy Institute, an education think tank. Previously, she was a professor at Columbia University’s Teacher College.
She has also served as the founding director of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, whose 1996 report What Matters Most: Teaching for America’s Future led to sweeping policy changes affecting teaching. In 2006, she was named one of the nation’s 10 most influential people affecting educational policy, and in 2008, was a member of President Obama’s education policy transition team.
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