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 Nov. 13, 2017

The Worst Thing About Being a Homeless Student Was the Hunger

Have you ever been so hungry that it caused you physical pain? I’m not talking the kind of hunger that sneaks up when you’ve realized…

By Lizzy Shoben

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Posted Nov. 10, 2017

Could This Teacher and Leadership Program Be Part of the ‘Secret Sauce’ for Chicago Schools?

In most urban school districts, “turnaround” is a dirty word. Turnaround schools are first identified as failing and left to languish for some time in…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Nov. 13, 2017

I Didn’t Want My Students to Have to Choose Between Hunger and Making Friends

I have a weakness. I’m not good at saying no. Last summer, I was invited to attend a focus group on school breakfast at the…

By Angela Homan

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