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Linda Darling-Hammond speaks at Learning Policy Institute/EdSource conference in Sacramento on Feb. 21, 2019.

Photo: Andrew Reed/EdSource

Linda Darling-Hammond speaks at Learning Policy Institute/EdSource conference in Sacramento on Feb. 21, 2019.

In another sign of the changing of the guard in the leadership of education policy making in California, former Stanford professor and leading researcher Linda Darling-Hammond  was selected to be president of California’s State Board of Education by fellow board members on Thursday, a month after Gov. Gavin Newsom named her to the post.

Before being selected president, she was sworn in as a board member by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond who is non-voting member of the board, with the official title of executive secretary.  Thurmond

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