How do we ensure that all Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students have the tools to succeed in school and life? Achieving educational equity for our state’s fastest growing and most diverse population is a critical civil rights issue. Join us for a first look at new education data on AAPI students in Washington and learn about hidden and invisible opportunity gaps facing our students. Engage with researchers, grassroots leaders, and policymakers about community-driven strategies and recommendations to close the opportunity gaps. The National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), the Southeast Asian Education Coalition, Our Future Matters, and CAPAA are pleased to announce the release of a new report that examines the educational opportunity gaps for Asian and Pacific Islander (API) students in Washington State. Saturday, March 14, 2015 New Holly Gathering Hall 7054 32nd Ave S., Seattle, WA 98118 10 am to 12:30 pm Free and open to the public Light refreshments will be available Presenters: --Bach-Mai Dolly Nguyen: Ph.D. Candidate and Research Assistant at the University of California-Los Angeles --Robert Teranishi, Ph.D.: Professor of Social Science and Comparative Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. --Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos: Chairs the House Education Committee and Co-Chair of the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee --Frieda Takamura: Co-chair of the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee --Sili Savusa: Executive Director of the White Center Community Development Association, serves on the Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee --Our Future Matters: A youth-led organization that helps Pacific Islander students, parents, and community leaders create positive change and enhance their success in education --Southeast Asian Education Coalition: A grassroots organization dedicated to advancing the educational empowerment of Southeast Asians.
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