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Sarah Lenhoff

Research Partner

About Sarah

Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, Ph.D., is the Leonard Kaplan Endowed Professor and Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Wayne State University. She began her career as a New York City Public Schools teacher. She is the founding director of the Detroit Partnership for Education Equity & Research (Detroit PEER). Her research examines how education and other social policies shape access to educational opportunity in urban public schools. Her recent projects have examined racial equity in school choice policy implementation; the relationship between social inequality and student attendance; and school transportation for mobility justice. Her projects for REACH have examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on school enrollment, schools’ responses to the pandemic, and parents’ school choice decisions in the midst of national educational controversies.

Leonard Kaplan Endowed Professor and Associate Professor

Wayne State University

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