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Equity & Diversity Commentary Not All Asian Americans Are the Same. So Why Do School Data Treat Us That Way?
And it's not just Asian communities hurt by the laziness of our data systems, warns educator and organizer Godfrey Santos Plata.
Godfrey Santos Plata, July 23, 2019
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Education Asian-Americans Win Top 5 Science Awards
For the first time in the 45-year history of the annual Westinghouse Science Talent Search competition, the top five winners were either born in Asia or of Asian parentage.
Robert Rothman, July 8, 2019
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Education Stereotypes Turn Up Pressure on Asian Students, Lower Their Own Expectations
Stereotypes can undermine Asian-American students' college goals.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 23, 2017
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Equity & Diversity U.S. Graduation Rate Breaks Another Record
Eighty-two percent of the class of 2014 graduated on time, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, but American Indian, black, and Latino students continue to trail their white peers.
The Education Week Research Center, June 2, 2016
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Education Opinion Why Asian-Minority Data Need Better Division
Asian-American Pacific Islander students include but are not limited to Chinese, Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotian, and Samoan Americans, yet are all placed under the racial group "Asian" by the Department of Education. This often makes it difficult to compile academic statistics associated with each subgroup.
Matthew Lynch, May 26, 2016
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Assessment Opinion Challenging the Persistent Model-Minority Myth
A look at stereotypes that continue to be perpetuated in our schools.
Elie Bilmes, May 23, 2016
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Recruitment & Retention In Efforts to Boost Teacher Diversity, Asians and Pacific Islanders Seek Inclusion
Diversity-centered recruitment initiatives often target the two largest minority groups: African-Americans and Hispanics. Advocates say more efforts are needed to boost the numbers of other underrepresented ethnicities.
Ross Brenneman, January 25, 2016
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Equity & Diversity Classroom Biases Hinder Students' Learning
Subtle, everyday biases in the nation's classrooms pose major obstacles to academic success for low-income students and students of color.
Sarah D. Sparks, October 27, 2015
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Assessment Among Asian-American Students, Pacific Islanders Struggle
Examining ACT scores shows that among Asian students, Pacific Islanders are struggling academically.
Catherine Gewertz, August 11, 2015
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School & District Management Commentary Who the 'Model Minority' Stereotype Hurts Most
Lumping together data on the diverse population of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders obscures many students' struggles, writes Peter T. Keo.
Peter T. Keo, August 4, 2015
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English-Language Learners Commentary Don't Forget Southeast Asian Students
Southeast Asian students are a sometimes-forgotten group with specific language and learning needs, say Quyen Dinh and Brenda Shum.
Quyen Dinh & Brenda Shum, February 3, 2015
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Equity & Diversity Commentary Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says.
Rich Lee, August 19, 2014
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School & District Management Analysis Pokes Holes in Asian-American 'Model Minority' Stereotype
An analysis of Census data finds that Asian-Americans with the same level of education as whites generally earn less money.
Holly Kurtz, April 24, 2014
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College & Workforce Readiness Higher Ed. Initiatives Emerge to Serve Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders
A new report provides a national profile of institutions serving Asian-American and Pacific Islander students.
Caralee J. Adams, June 25, 2013
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