Sarah Warshauer Freedman, PhD, is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. She studies the teaching and learning of written language, as well as the ways English is taught in schools. She is a 2013 American Educational Research Association Fellow (honored for exceptional contributions to education research) and has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center. She is author (with her collaborators) of Inside City Schools: Investigating Literacy in Multicultural Classrooms, which won the Multicultural Book Award from the National Association of Multicultural Educators and the Ed Frye Book Award from the National Reading Conference. She also authored Exchanging Writing, Exchanging Cultures: Lessons in Reform from the United States and Great Britain, which won the Ed Frye Book Award and the Richard Meade Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. Her study “Teaching English in Untracked Classrooms” won the Alan C. Purves Award for research with important implications for practice.