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White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders to Hold Symposium to Discuss Data Disaggregation for AAPI Students

Press Office, (202) 401-1576,

Event Date 1: June 06, 2013 11:00 am - 04:00 pm

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) and the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) will hold a symposium, "iCount: Equity Through Representation," at the U.S. Department of Education on June 6-7 to discuss the need for and benefits of collecting and reporting disaggregated data for AAPI students. In conjunction with the symposium, on Thursday June 6 at 11 a.m., the WHIAAPI will hold a press conference where experts will discuss the importance of data disaggregation to improve educational opportunity for AAPI students and highlight the preliminary results of the "Request for Information on the Disaggregation of Student Data." The Department issued a request in the Federal Register last May to determine the best practices and policies of existing education data systems that disaggregate information about subgroups within the Asian American and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander student population.

NOTE: Media representatives who wish to attend the press conference and/or symposium on June 6 should RSVP by e-mailing their name, title, organization and contact information to Elaine Quesinberry at by Wed., June 5 at noon ET.

Event 1
Who : Kiran Ahuja, executive director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Don Yu, special advisor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
Akil Vohra, senior advisor, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Lenora M. Green, senior director, Center for Advocacy and Philanthropy, Educational Testing Service
Robert T. Teranishi, associate professor of higher education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University (NYU)
Pearl Imada Iboshi, director of the Institutional Research and Analysis Office for the University of Hawai’i system.
What : Press conference and symposium to discuss data disaggregation for AAPI students
When : Press Conference 11 a.m. ET, Thursday, June 6, 2013
Symposium begins at 2 p.m. ET Thursday, June 6, 2013 (LBJ Bldg., Barnard Auditorium)
Where : U.S. Department of Education
LBJ Building
Learning Center Room 1W105/108
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C.