Wednesday 18th January 2017,

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California School Chiefs Encourage Districts to Become Safe Havens

posted by Randall
Immigrant rights protest by AAPI Students

AAPI students fight for immigration rights.

By Ed Diokno
 

In a letter, California’s top school official released a letter rencently encouraging all public schools in the state to be declared “safe havens” for students and their parents and to remind families about existing laws that protect students’ records from questions about immigration status.

 … Read more

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Justice: Students at Brandeis Lobby New University President for Asian American Studies

posted by Randall
Members of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force present a letter to new campus president Ronald D. Liebowitz

Members of the Brandeis Asian American Task Force present a letter to new campus president Ronald D. Liebowitz

Students at Brandeis University didn’t waste a minute pushing a proposal for an Asian American Studies program before the campus’ new president.

Just minutes after the inauguration of Ronald D. Liebowitz as the new president, the Brandeis … Read more

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Daily Princetonian: Anti-Affirmative Action Lawsuit Is Aimed at Princeton

posted by Randall

PrincetonThe latest in a seemingly never ending barrage of anti-affirmative action lawsuits has been filed by Edward Blum and his group Students for Fair Admissions, reports the  Daily Princetonian.
 
The group is challenging the results of a federal investigation that determined there was no evidence that Princeton engaged in racial discrimination in it admissions … Read more

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Beyond the Tiger Mom

posted by Randall

Beyond the Tiger Mom
By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
It’s been four years since Amy Chua’s Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and the book still sparks strong debate.
 
Beyond the Tiger Mom: East-West Parenting for the Global Age from Maya Thiagarajan takes a more measured approach, looking at the best of educational practices from both … Read more

Bad Ass Asians

I’m Asian and the First from my Family to Graduate from College

posted by Randall
Ed Diokno

Ed Diokno

By Ed Diokno

This is the time of year when high school seniors and community college transfers send out their applications for college. I was reminded of my experience as the first in my immediately family to graduate from college (University of California, Berkeley) by this Buzzfeed video by Heather Yang, the mother … Read more

Asian Americans

Economic Report on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders Highlights Impact of Education

posted by Louis Chan

Economic Status of Asian Americans and Pacific IslandersBy Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

A new report on the economic status of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders focuses on the importance of looking at education when telling the Asian American story.

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have the lowest unemployment rate than any other ethnic group in the country. They also have the … Read more

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Governor Brown Signs Ethnic Studies Bill in California

posted by Louis Chan
ethnic studies protest, Los Angeles

Protestors in Los Angeles advocate for Ethnic Studies (2014)

By Louis Chan
AsAmNews National Correspondent

 
With little fanfare, Governor Jerry Brown of California has signed a bill requiring every school district and charter school to offer an ethnic studies class in high school.
 
The bill becomes effective in the 2020-21 school year, giving … Read more

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