Sara Ray Stoelinga

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Sara Liston Spurlark Director, University of Chicago Urban Education Institute

Chicago, Illinois

Sara Ray Stoelinga is the Sara Liston Spurlark director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI), and a clinical professor on the Committee on Education. Stoelinga leads all aspects of the Urban Education Institute, overseeing development of teachers, applied research, operation of schools, and the distribution of models to improve schools nationally. Stoelinga first joined UEI as an intern in 1995, moving to become a senior researcher at the Consortium on School Research and senior director of UEI.

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Posted Oct. 17, 2016

We’ve Got to Look at More Than Just Test Scores When We Rate Schools

There is a window to reframe accountability as states can now think in new and flexible ways. The passage of…

By Sara Ray Stoelinga

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Posted Sep. 21, 2017

Ninth-Grade GPAs Predict Kids’ Futures and Chicago Is Raising Them

Today, the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research has issued a new report that reveals all the ways ninth-grade GPA can predict students’ futures.…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Sep. 20, 2017

Coffee Break: Andrea Castañeda on How Tulsa Is Earning a Place on the Map

Andrea Castañeda recently joined Tulsa Public Schools as the district’s chief innovation officer, working alongside Chiefs for Change member Superintendent Deborah Gist. Castañeda brings with…

By Michael Vaughn

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Posted Sep. 19, 2017

7 Days Before Graduation My Student Disappeared, But That’s Not What Made Me Cry

I remember the first time I saw her walking down the school corridor like she owned the place. She did. She was known as the…

By Melissa Revuelta

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