Can School Reform Produce Deeper Learning?​

New Lens on Learning: The Hidden Value of Motivation, Grit and Engagement


With virtually everything online and a click away, what does it mean to be knowledgeable? Economists predict that many jobs — even those requiring a college degree — will soon be automated. As a result, educators today are looking for ways to arm their students with the academic tools to keep up in a labor market where using what one knows is of greater value than simply “knowing.” Linda Darling-Hammond, one of the nation’s most noted thinkers on education policy, will describe the role deeper learning plays in preparing students for the workforce and enhancing educational equity, as well as the barriers to making it a reality, especially for disadvantaged populations.

  • Linda Darling-Hammond, president and CEO, Learning Policy Institute, and Professor Emerita, Stanford University