National Study Led by Robert Teranishi Reveals Underserved AAPI Student Populations

March 11, 2014 UCLA Professor of Education Robert Teranishi recently released a report that examines how current methods of collecting and reporting data on the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student populations conceal significant disparities in educational experiences and outcomes. The report, which is titled, “iCount: A Data Quality Movement for Asian Americans and […]

Six professors recognized for contributions to education

January 15, 2014 Six faculty members of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies were included on this year’s list of “RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings” published by Education Week. Those recognized are Marcelo Suárez-Orozco (dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies), Patricia Gándara (professor of education and co-director of […]

Data Disaggregation: Taking CARE of the Model Minority Myth

July 10, 2013 Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) students exist in an interesting place, especially in the context of higher education. On one hand, they are often grouped together with White students because of their perceived success as a group, however, one cannot deny that they encounter the same struggles that their Black and […]

Federal Funding Could Help Universities Attract More AANAPI Students

July 1, 2013 In 2008, the federal government launched a program to allow some universities to identify themselves as Asian-American, Native American and Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI). However, according to Ronald Roach of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, of the 153 schools around the country that qualify for the designation, only 78 have applied for […]

Higher Education Summit Highlights Research on Asian-American, Pacific Islander-Serving Schools

June 25, 2013 Among the 153 U.S. colleges and universities eligible to become federally designated as Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), only 78 of those schools have sought and been granted the distinction since 2008, when the federal program was launched. Of the 78, just 21 schools have received AANAPISI program funding, […]

The Case for Asian-Serving Colleges

June 25, 2013 The “misperception” that all Asian-American and Pacific Islander students are high-achieving and immune from financial challenges has created barriers for the fastest-growing minority group in the United States, says a study released today. The study finds that colleges that have been designated as serving Asian-American and Native American Pacific Islander students could […]

Hmong, Indian, What’s the Difference?

June 14, 2013 Recent news on the higher education scene has turned attention to the Asian American case, or cases we should say. A team of education researchers led by Dr. Robert Teranishi used data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey and the University of California higher education system to make the case that […]