National Math Advisory Board

Sandra Stotsky

Sandra Stotsky, Ed.D.

Sandra Stotsky is Professor of Education Reform in the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, and holds the 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality. From 2004 to 2006, she was a research scholar in the School of Education at Northeastern University. For many years, she directed a summer institute on We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution, co-sponsored by the Lincoln and Therese Filene Foundation and the Center for Civic Education in California. From 1999 to 2003, she was senior associate commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Education and directed complete revisions of the state's standards in English, reading, mathematics, science, history, geography, civics, and economics; its regulations for licensing teachers, administrators, and teacher-training programs; and two research projects on middle school mathematics. She is editor of What's at Stake in the K-12 Standards Wars: A Primer for Educational Policy Makers, published by Peter Lang in 2000, and author of Losing Our Language, published by Free Press in 1999 and reprinted by Encounter Books in 2002. She reported on state English language arts/reading standards for the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation in 1997, 2000, and 2005, among other publications. From 1991 to 1997, she served as editor of Research in the Teaching of English, the research journal of the National Council of Teachers of English. She received her undergraduate degree in French literature, with distinction, from the University of Michigan and an Ed.D. in reading research and education, with distinction, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.