Sara Wolforth

Sara Wolforth
Principal Researcher,
American Institutes for Research

Sara Wolforth is a policy principal, with expertise in state education policy, at American Institutes for Research. Previously, she served as the codirector of the State Support Network, a four-year contract from the U.S. Department of Education to support states and districts in advancing school improvement efforts. She oversaw the Midwest Comprehensive Center and led needs-sensing, outreach, and dissemination efforts for the Regional Educational Laboratory of the Midwest. Wolforth contributed to several publications, including a chapter on funding strategies for making schools more safe, equitable, and engaging, and a practical guide for developing principal evaluation systems. In her work, she benefits from her experience as an educator in Chicago. Wolforth received her JD from Washington University and her MSEd from Northwestern University.

updated 2021

Publications by Sara Wolforth
In-Person Learning for the Whole Child
Communities in California and around the country are implementing learning hubs to provide in-person education supports to students who are distance learning. In this brief, we explore a prevalent learning hub model and raise considerations for…
A Foundation for Rebuilding to Support the Whole Child
Strong partnerships between schools and expanded learning programs lay the foundation for building stronger, more equitable support systems for children and their families. Building on prior investments in the expanded learning system, California’s…