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…

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Posted Feb. 28, 2020

Our Kids Can No Longer Wait for Educational Justice, And They Shouldn’t Have To

I wanna talk about three things: movements, public education and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words foreshadowing what would be an ongoing and urgent fight.…

By Tanesha Peeples

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Posted Feb. 25, 2020

Now That Trump Is Abandoning Charter Schools, Democrats Are Free to Champion a Truly Progressive Education Platform

I could be Bernie Sanders’ daughter. After all, my parents were much like him, children of Eastern European Jewish immigrants who settled in New York…

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Posted Feb. 21, 2020

We’re Teaching Black History Month All Wrong

News flash: We have been celebrating Black History Month all wrong.  Black History Month (originally “Negro History Week”) was started by Carter G. Woodson in…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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