Linda Darling-Hammond has been appointed to the faculty of Stanford University's school of education.
Ms. Darling-Hammond is currently the William F. Russell professor in the foundations of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, and the executive director of the New York City-based National Commission on Teaching & America's Future. She plans to keep her position with the commission.
When she becomes Stanford's Charles E. Ducommon professor of teaching and teacher education next month, she will be responsible for the Northern California university's teacher education programs with a focus on teaching practice and policy.
Ms. Darling-Hammond plans to create a network of teacher education programs and professional-development schools in the San Francisco area and to set up a series of workshops, institutes, and peer-coaching resources.
President Sandra Feldman of the American Federation of Teachers has been elected the vice president of Education International, a trade-union federation that represents 23 million educators worldwide.
The group aims to further the cause of organizations representing education employees by promoting such areas as the interests and welfare of teachers, teacher education, education reform, and lifelong learning. Ms. Feldman has served on the governing board of the Brussels, Belgium-based group since its inception in 1993. ... The Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently honored Gov. Zell Miller of Georgia with its highest award. The Democratic governor was presented with the 1998 James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service to Education, which recognizes extraordinary service to the field. Mr. Miller is best known among educators for his HOPE Scholarship Program, which pays the tuition and fees of any state high school graduate with a B average or better who plans to attend a Georgia college or university. The Washington-based council also honored philanthropist Arnold Beckman for his support of higher education. CASE is an international association with more than 2,800 colleges, universities, and independent elementary and secondary schools as members.
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