Dr. Darling-Hammond is one of the nation's most influential people affecting education policy. In 2008, she served as the leader of President Barack Obama's education policy transition team.
Dr. Darling-Hammond, is a renowned author, researcher, and education policy expert. She will talk about the research supporting community schools as a successful strategy for school improvement and release a new report on the topic by LPI and the
National Education Policy Center, entitled
Community Schools: An Evidence-Based Strategy for Equitable School Improvement.