Lucrecia Santibañez

Lucrecia Santibañez
Associate Professor,
University of California, Los Angeles

Lucrecia Santibañez is an associate professor at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her research focuses on how to improve teacher policy and school-level resource allocation to increase learning among vulnerable populations. Santibañez has conducted research in Mexico, Colombia, Laos, Mozambique, and the U.S.; her work been published in both English- and Spanish-speaking journals, including Economics of Education Review, Teachers College Record, International Journal of Behavioral Development, and International Journal of Educational Development. She was previously an associate professor at the Claremont Graduate University, an education economist at the RAND Corporation, and professor of public policy at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas in Mexico. She received her PhD in education from Stanford University.

updated 2020

Publications by Lucrecia Santibañez
Lessons for COVID-19
In March 2020, most schools in the U.S. transitioned to distance learning. During the transition a significant number of students did not fully engage in learning opportunities. This brief uses administrative panel data from the CORE Districts in…
Charting Their Experiences and Mapping Their Futures in California Schools
California is home to more English learner (EL) students (1.3 million) than any other state, and the state also has the highest proportion of ELs (21%). In total, 38 percent of California’s students enter the school system as English learners. As a…
California has a keen interest in ensuring the effectiveness of the teachers in its classrooms. The quality of teaching affects student learning and has a lasting impact on students’ success in school and in the labor market. Improving the quality…