Asian American Students

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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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 Opinion 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 Opinion 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 Opinion 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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