Patricia Gándara

Senior Research Fellow

Patricia Gándara is Research Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA and Co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. She also served as Commissioner for Postsecondary Education for the State of California, Associate Director of the Linguistic Minority Research Institute, and the Co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education. Gándara is a Commissioner on President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics and is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and recipient of its Presidential Citation in 2011.

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  • Patricia Gándara: Immigrant Students: Our Kids, Our Future

    Immigrant Students: Our Kids, Our Future

    Apr 19 2018
    This blog post, from Dr. Patricia Gándara, LPI Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, is part of the Learning Policy Institute series, Education and the Path to Equity. Dr. Gándara discusses the changing demographics of immigrant students and how they’ve been impacted by increased immigration enforcement practices. She also argues for reframing how we think about immigrant students to focus on their assets, which “prime them to be the very best learners in our schools.”