CSUN’s Feb. 26 ‘Education on the Edge’ Lecture Has Been Cancelled

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond

The Education on the Edge lecture by noted education scholar Linda Darling-Hammond, chair of California’s Commission on Teacher Credentialing, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at California State University, Northridge has been cancelled.

Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education and an education advisor to President Barack Obama, was scheduled to talk about the changes happening in California’s educational systems, from the implementation of new Common Core standards in school to efforts being made to strengthen its teaching workforce.

Darling-Hammond’s presentation was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances,. University officials said they are planning to reschedule the lecture.

The Education on the Edge speaker series is presented by CSUN’s Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Center for Teaching and Learning is the research, collaboration and professional development arm of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education. Faculty from departments across the college are conducting cutting-edge research and professional development to address the needs of schools in collaboration with K-12 teachers, administrators and community members.

The center was established in the summer of 2002, thanks to a generous gift from the Eisner Foundation, the family foundation of Michael and Jane Eisner. The center initially focused on neurodevelopment and how knowledge of those constructs can be taught to teachers and ultimately impact the way they teach and students learn. During the past few years, the center has broadened its scope. Faculty and affiliates are researching and analyzing multiple innovative approaches to teaching, counseling, educational therapy, administration and professional development.