Patricia Gándara

Senior Research Fellow

Patricia Gándara is a research professor of education and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. She is an elected fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and the National Academy of Education. In 2011 she was appointed to President Obama’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and in 2015 received the Distinguished Career Award from the AERA Scholars of Color Committee. She has been a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Italy, the French-American Association at Sciences Po Graduate Institute in Paris, and Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey.

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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.”