Asian American Students

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Student Well-Being Q&A Act on Student Ideas to Improve Mental Health, Youth Advocate Urges
High school student Rick Yang helped create mental health supports in his school and trained his peers to advocate for change.
Evie Blad, April 4, 2024
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Rising seniors at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology gather on the campus in Alexandria, Va., Aug. 10, 2020. From left in front are, Dinan Elsyad, Sean Nguyen, and Tiffany Ji. From left at rear are Jordan Lee and Shibli Nomani. A federal appeals court’s ruling in May 2023 about the admissions policy at the elite public high school in Virginia may provide a vehicle for the U.S. Supreme Court to flesh out the intended scope of its ruling Thursday, June 29, 2023, banning affirmative action in college admissions.
A group of rising seniors at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology gather on the campus in Alexandria, Va., in August 2020. From left in front are, Dinan Elsyad, Sean Nguyen, and Tiffany Ji. From left at rear are Jordan Lee and Shibli Nomani. The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 20 declined to hear a challenge to an admissions plan for the selective high school that was facially race neutral but designed to boost the enrollment of Black and Hispanic students.
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Law & Courts Supreme Court Declines Case on Selective High School Aiming to Boost Racial Diversity
Some advocates saw the K-12 case as the logical next step after last year's decision against affirmative action in college admissions
Mark Walsh, February 20, 2024
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Joyce Yang, center, and other students participate in Fresno Unified’s Hmong Dual Immersion program at Vang Pao Elementary on Feb. 23, 2023 in Fresno.
Joyce Yang, center, and other students participate in Fresno Unified’s Hmong Dual Immersion program at Vang Pao Elementary on Feb. 23, 2023 in Fresno.
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English-Language Learners A Dual Immersion Program That’s Unique—and Seeing Academic Returns
After launching in 2018, the program in Fresno, Calif., is already showing social-emotional and academic benefits.
Julianna Morano, The Fresno Bee, March 17, 2023
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Equity & Diversity How Teachers Can Break Down Stereotypes of Asian American Students
Researchers offer takeaways on what educators need to be aware of when working with Asian American and Pacific Islander students.
Ileana Najarro, October 20, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Teachers Expect More of Asian American Students. Is Bias the Reason?
Even accounting for student test scores, teachers still gave higher appraisals to Asian American students than others, new research finds.
Ileana Najarro, October 18, 2022
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Student Well-Being Q&A Mental Health Concerns Multiply for LGBTQ Students Who Are Asian American
Culturally relevant mental health programs are needed to help students feel a sense of belonging, report says.
Ileana Najarro, May 10, 2022
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Equity & Diversity Video An Educator Asks, ‘How Do We Define Diversity?’
An administrator at a Seattle independent school discusses the importance of considering the many elements that make a school diverse.
Jaclyn Borowski, December 17, 2021
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Teaching Profession Video Teacher and Administrator: A South Asian American Educator Navigates Both Worlds
At an independent school in Washington, D.C., a South Asian American educator navigates life as both a teacher and an administrator.
Jaclyn Borowski, October 27, 2021
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The crowd at Hing Hay Park responds to speakers calls to "fight hate"and against the attacks, physical and verbal on Asian Americans during a rally to speak out against anti-Asian hate and violence on March 13, 2021 in Seattle.
A crowd at Hing Hay Park in Seattle protests physical and verbal attacks against Asian Americans during a rally earlier this month.
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Equity & Diversity Anti-Asian Violence: What Schools Should Start Doing About It
Asian-Americans are often erased from the curriculum and even from schools' social justice work. Five educators discuss how to change that.
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Equity & Diversity Opinion 'Mommy, We Need to Fight Back'
An Asian American preschool director who lives in Atlanta writes about how anti-Asian racism has affected her and her family.
Caroline L. Diaz, March 22, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion 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 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.
EdWeek 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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