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ERIC Number: EJ973153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb-29
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
N.Y.C. Study: Don't Ignore Asian Pupils
Zubrzycki, Jaclyn
Education Week, v31 n22 p1, 10-11 Feb 2012
A Bangladeshi girl who spends her out-of-school time translating documents for her parents' immigration hearings. A group of Chinese high school boys whose teachers can't figure out why they're so disengaged. A Vietnamese boy who speaks almost no English and is the only Asian student at his low-performing school. A Korean-American girl at the top of her class at Bronx High School for Science. They are among New York City's Asian students, and their needs are profoundly diverse, says a report released last week. It highlights the gap between the perception of Asian-heritage students as almost universally high-achieving and a more complicated reality that scholars say holds true nationwide. The report from the Coalition for Asian-American Children and Families and the Pumphouse Projects, a New York-based consulting firm that specializes in education justice, human rights, and economic policy issues, says that 95 percent of the city's Asian-American and Pacific-American students do not attend the most selective public schools and face the same challenges as many other low-income, immigrant, and minority students. The authors call for the New York City school district to improve its data reporting and the support and resources it offers those students, their families, and the educators who work with them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York