Claude Goldenberg is the Nomellini & Olivier Professor of Education, Emeritus, at Stanford's Graduate School of Education. His areas of interest center on promoting academic achievement among language-minority children and youth. A native of Argentina, Goldenberg received his A.B. in history from Princeton University and M.A. and Ph.D. from Graduate School of Education, UCLA. He has taught junior high school in San Antonio, TX, and first grade in a bilingual elementary school in Los Angeles. Goldenberg served on the National Research Council's Committee for the Prevention of Early Reading Difficulties in Young Children, as well as the National Literacy Panel, which synthesized research on literacy development among language-minority children and youth. He currently chairs the National Advisory Panel for Arizona’s First Things First, is an expert witness for the US Department of Justice, and serves on several boards related to children and education in Africa and the U.S.