In 2016, the Asian population became the largest ethnic group in California’s Orange County, according to the Census. The huge influx of Asian and Pacific Islanders during the last two decades has dramatically changed the character of the region.
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The same divide that exists among Asian groups over affirmative action in higher education is surfacing again–this time in California over a bill that would disaggregate data among Asian Americans.
A bill that had received bipartisan sponsorship to require school districts with more than 1,000 AAPI students to report disaggregated data by the major race categories in the Census, such as Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Native Hawaiian, and Samoan failed, reports Education Week.
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As an Asian American and second generation Korean American, she tries to instill in her students a sense of belonging so that they can learn to be advocates for themselves and their communities.
“It’s really important to continue … Read more
Many in the education community are talking about the need for disaggregated student data – meaning that instead of simply bubbling in Hispanic or African American on school documents, students will have the option to identify as their unique subgroup – be that Mexican … Read more
As we closed out 2014 I was humbled to help facilitate Teach For America‘s second annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Staff Summit. Over 200 staff member from 35 regions gathered in Los Angeles to explore the unique role of AAPI communities in the fight for educational equity. … Read more
For the first time, information compiled for the Civil Rights Data Collection has been disaggregated to include specific information about Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, reports NW Asian Weekly.
The CRDC shows 7 percent of NHPI boys were suspended from school versus 3 percent of the girls, but in Mississippi the rate was 41 percent … Read more