Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University, has been announced as the winner of the 2012 Grawemeyer Award in Education, presented by the University of Louisville. The award includes a $100,000 prize.
Professor Darling-Hammond was honored for her book, The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future.
A former president of the American Educational Research Association, Dr. Darling-Hammond served from 1994 to 2001 as chair of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future.
Professor Darling-Hammond is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University. She holds a doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia.