Claudia Galindo
Published January 22, 2013
Updated April 4, 2021

Claudia Galindo is an associate professor of education policy at the University of Maryland, College Park’s College of Education.

She spoke to NPR’s Claudio Sanchez in 2013 about the academic shortcomings of Latino children compared to their white counterparts. Galindo was part of a team of researchers that studied Latino parents and how they prepare their kids for school.

“We found that Latino kids bring to school strong emotional skills and strong social skills, which means they know how to share with their peers. They know how to follow instructions. They know how to listen. And … these kids are being raised in very supportive and warm family environments.“

Galindo researches urban education reform, Latinx education, equity and school-family-community partnerships. She has a Ph.D. in education policy and comparative international education from Pennsylvania State University.

Expertise: Educational inequality, educational policy and reform, family, school and community partnerships, Latino education, immigration 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Phone: 301-405-4546


Heard on NPR: All Things Considered: Study: Latino Children Make Up For Academic Shortcomings With Strong Social Skills

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