Research Professor, Education; Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project/ Proyecto Derechos Civiles
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
Areas of Expertise:Civil RIghts, Democracy & Civic Engagement, Immigration/Immigrant Rights
Recent articles and book chapters, published in 2015, include “Charting the Relationship of English Learners and the ESEA: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back,” Russell Sage Volume on ESEA at 50; “Educating English Learners in the Aftermath of Horne v Flores,” In S. Biegel, R. Kim, & K. Welner, Education and the Law, Fourth Edition. New York: West-Thomson/Reuters (American Casebook Series).
Her most-recent books include “The Latino Education Crisis” (2009) with Frances Contreras, from Harvard University Press; “Forbidden Language: English Learners and Restrictive Language Policies” (2010) with Megan Hopkins, from Teachers College Press, and “The Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy, and the U.S. Labor Market ” (2014), with Rebecca Callahan, a compilation of studies that demonstrates the economic value of biliteracy in a rapidly globalizing world.
Gándara’s recent reports include “Making Education Work for Latinas” (2014, Civil Rights Project with Eva Longoria Foundation) and “Fulfilling America’s Future: Latinas in the U.S. 2015” (2015, Civil Rights Project and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics).