Bureau: National

The First “Permanent Outsiders”

140th anniversary of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882 – 1943) The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was the first federal law that mandated the exclusion of foreigners from immigrating to the United States purely on the basis of race. The law not only profoundly shaped the American experience of the Chinese immigrants …

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Live event with the hosts of the ‘School Colors’ podcast at Queens Public

Join Chalkbeat New York and THE CITY as we discuss the second season of “School Colors” with podcast creators Mark Winston Griffith and Max Freedman. This live podcast event will include a conversation with special guest New York City Schools Chancellor David Banks, followed by a discussion and audience Q&A moderated by Chalkbeat’s Reema Amin. …

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From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry

Please join Paula Yoo as we discuss her book, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial That Galvanized the Asian-American Movement.

My Grandfather’s American Journey

Join author Katie Yamasaki as she reads from and discusses her newest picture book that celebrates the life of her grandfather, the acclaimed Japanese American architect Minoru Yamasaki. She will also lead a short interactive art activity connected to the story. This event is appropriate for kids of all ages. Minoru Yamasaki described the feeling …

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Racial Battle Fatigue in Faculty

Racial Battle Fatigue in Faculty (Routledge, 2019) examines the challenges faced by diverse faculty members in colleges and universities. Highlighting the experiences of faculty of color—including African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Indigenous populations—in higher education across a range of institutional types, chapter authors employ an autoethnographic approach to the telling of their stories. …

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Executive Roundtable Building Our Future Workforce Together

Nearly every aspect of how Americans work has changed over the past 50 years. Our nation’s need for qualified STEM professionals has never been greater. This is magnified by the challenge of sustaining a diverse pipeline that supports young women and underrepresented groups in STEM. This gap in workforce readiness presents schools, communities, and corporations …

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Charity Election

Giving What We Can wants to offer any school full sponsorship to host a charity election, a school-wide election among three charities. Through the election, students vote to direct up to $2,000 in fully sponsored funds to their choice of three highly impactful charities. Essentially, students learn about three impactful charities, use reasoning and evidence to …

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Play to Learn Virtual Field Trip

Grades 2-6 Celebrate your students’ power to learn and create change through the power of play. Using the pillars of LEGO® Build the Change, students will immerse themselves in real-world problems, create solutions as they learn through play, and display what they create as they share their ideas! Discover how creativity, learning, and imagination all intersect …

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What is the Future of Education Reform? Thought Leadership Event

Following years of virtual schooling for students, severe understaffing and overwork for teachers, and cataclysmic changes to education as we know it brought on the pandemic, where do we go from here? Teachers have innovated. Students have persevered. Education leaders have pushed for policies to build a better future that demands more emphasis on social-emotional …

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Raising the Bar with the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships: A Virtual Town Hall

Join National PTA, and other leading education organizations to celebrate National Parent Involvement Day in a virtual townhall on November 17th at 7 PM EST. Tune in to discover how using the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships can enhance your efforts to help children and communities thrive. Hear about the latest updates to the National …

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AMPL!FY Youth Voice Symposium

Youth Communication and national education leaders will discuss strategies to address complex education challenges and create culturally responsive learning communities to: Help young people heal from experiences with racism, sexism, and other injustices Support students to achieve their personal and academic goals Uplift teen voices in a world that too often marginalizes them This event is in-person in …

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School Operations: Leadership Program (Cohort #2)

The School Operations Leadership program will provide you with the opportunity to become a stronger Ops professional, learn the skills and strategies necessary to excel within your career, strengthen your professional network, and connect with like-minded professionals! Program Description: 3 virtual workshops (Time & Task Management, People Management, Creating & Maintaining School Systems) 3 individual …

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Lost History of U.S. Civil Rights Lessons

In the aftermath of the Civil War, Congress enacted statutes to empower individuals to sue state and local officials and certain private actors who violated their constitutional and civil rights directly in federal courts. Chinese individuals of limited means—including laborers, laundrymen, and storekeepers victimized by rampant anti-Asian violence and discrimination—were among the first to sue …

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WWII Chinese American Service

Speakers from MOCA and Intrepid Museum will discuss Chinese Americans’ service during WWII and why it’s taken so long for these brave men and women to receive their deserved recognition. There will be time to ask questions and share stories.

The Commemoration of the Chinese Massacre of 1871

Every year since 2010 the Chinese American Museum has hosted a Commemoration event to remember the victims of the Chinese Massacre of 1871. This year, the museum is hosting a special on-site film screening and in-person program.

Tributes and Apologies: The Legacy of Chinese in Santa Clara

Connie Young Yu (a descendant of Chinese railroad workers) on the early Chinese immigrants to Santa Clara Valley, national anti-Chinese legislation, and several local excavations for redevelopment projects which have uncovered significant remnants of Chinese communities. Connie Young Yu, a 4th generation Californian, is a writer, historian, and noted speaker. She has written extensively about Asian …

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Charter School Operations: Student Recruitment Workshop (Virtual)

Join our Student Recruitment workshop to expand your knowledge for effectively recruiting students and strengthen your tools to engage and retain new families. We understand the importance for charter schools to meet their recruitment and enrollment goals on an annual basis. Our presenter, Erica Minor has over 10 years of experience in school operations and …

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Charter School Operations: Student Recruitment Workshop (Virtual)

Join our Student Recruitment workshop to expand your knowledge for effectively recruiting students and strengthen your tools to engage and retain new families. We understand the importance for charter schools to meet their recruitment and enrollment goals on an annual basis. Our presenter, Erica Minor has over 10 years of experience in school operations and …

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Charter School Operations: Student Recruitment Workshop (Virtual)

Join our Student Recruitment workshop to expand your knowledge for effectively recruiting students and strengthen your tools to engage and retain new families. We understand the importance for charter schools to meet their recruitment and enrollment goals on an annual basis. Our presenter, Erica Minor has over 10 years of experience in school operations and …

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School Operations: Leadership Program (Cohort #1)

The School Operations Leadership program will provide you with the opportunity to become a stronger Ops professional, learn the skills and strategies necessary to excel within your career, strengthen your professional network, and connect with like-minded professionals! Program Description: 3 virtual workshops (Time & Task Management, People Management, Creating & Maintaining School Systems) 3 individual …

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OneGoal Massachusetts Partnership Summit 2022: Navigating Our New Reality

The Partnership Summit is a one-day symposium that brings together Massachusetts education leaders, policy makers, education practitioners, district and school administrators, philanthropy leaders and more to share perspectives and tackle some of the biggest challenges impacting students today. Our Summit convenes annually to support a growing community of people whose shared goals are to ensure …

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Successful Transitions: Guiding Students from Kindergarten to College and Beyond

We know that successful student transitions are always top of mind for education professionals, and even more so after the past two years. Students are struggling with transitioning to new levels, schools, and peer groups. You can help your team navigate the turbulence of the “new norm” and come out the other side all the …

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Finding the Pathway Home: An Introduction to the Methods that Enable a Shared Crossing

William Peters, founder of Sharing Crossing Project and author of At Heaven’s Door, will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday, October 13th with special guest Dr. Martha Jo Atkins – End of Life Counselor, Teacher and FilmMaker. This free webinar is an introduction to how to experience a shared crossing – a beautiful experience …

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Let’s Talk About It: Coming Together for Youth Mental Health

The Opportunity Network invites you to reimagine how we can prioritize the emotional and mental well-being of the communities we support, especially young people from historically and systematically marginalized communities. Together, we’ll explore practices that center self-care and community care across group settings, 1:1 advising sessions, and as stand-alone resources. Please join us for a …

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Teach Climate Network Workshop: Whose Climate Science? Weaving Together Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Science for Climate Education and Action

Traditional ecological knowledge and place-based observations are equal tools with “western” science in increasing climate awareness. Join UW-Extension educator Cathy Techtmann as we learn how to weave together these “ways of knowing” and build more culturally relevant climate education in the cultures and locations you serve, while reconsidering climate action based on respect and reciprocity. …

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Dancing in Their Light: A Daughter’s Unfinished Memoir

The story of a proud daughter of immigrant parents, growing up and performing in her family’s renowned Polynesian nightclub, and the legacy of her family’s many contributions to the American cultural and international scientific landscape – from moo shu pork to NASA’s “vomit comet.”  Initially intending to document her family’s remarkable journey as immigrants in …

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More fluency in less time: Imagine Learning’s pilot with our voice technology

The most recent NAEP report shows a continuing downward trend in reading scores for young students. Leading education company Imagine Learning is using voice technology to give students more instruction time and stem the decline in reading scores nationally.  Between January and May this year, Imagine Learning undertook an extensive pilot with SoapBox Fluency. Join …

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PREVENTING ERASURE: HOW THE ANGEL ISLAND IMMIGRATION STATION WAS SAVED

Angel Island in San Francisco Bay is a crucial spot marking the history of exclusionary, race-based immigration policy. Its immigration station has sometimes been called “the Ellis Island of the West.” But Angel Island was an ambivalent gateway, a place of incarceration and exclusion for migrants as well as an entry for half a million …

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120 Years of the North American Post

Misa Murohashi (former NAP general manager), Tomio Moriguchi (NAP, Inc. CEO and publisher), and David Yamaguchi (NAP editor) discuss their experience and roles at Seattle’s oldest, minority-owned publishing company serving the Japanese and Japanese American (JA) community since 1902.   Dedicated to preserving the impact and legacy of this community, The North American Post highlights …

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Asian Media, Past and Future

How can AAPI-serving media support and connect both new arrivals and longstanding Indigenous and Asian American news audiences in the face of rampant online disinformation, political polarization, ongoing anti-Asian violence, and more? This town hall will engage thought leaders and Asian media journalists in a reflection on the history of Asian and AAPI-serving media in …

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The Way to Mott Street

Ava Chin will address the challenges faced in writing her forthcoming memoir, The Way to Mott Street – challenges which included the impact of the Chinese Exclusion laws on four generations of her family in NYC’s Chinatown, and the task of how to thread a narrative together where the historical scope includes many eras and …

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Plague at the Golden Gate

More than 100 years before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world and set off a wave of fear and anti-Asian sentiment, an outbreak of bubonic plague in San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1900 unleashed a similar furor. It was the first time in history that civilization’s most feared disease — the infamous Black Death — …

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The Middle Kingdom under the Big Sky

Prof. Mark T. Johnson has mined several large collections of primary documents left by Chinese pioneers, translated into English for the first time. These collections, spanning the 1880s-1950s, provide insight into the pressures the Chinese community faced—from family members back in China and from non-Chinese Montanans—as economic and cultural disturbances complicated acceptance of Chinese residents …

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Youth Wellness

Learn about common stressors in youth and ways to promote wellness as a parent. Presented by Cindy Huang, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University; and William Tsai, Assistant Professor of Applied Psychology, New York University.

President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans

President’s Advisory Commission on AAPI to meet to discuss full and draft recommendations by the Commission’s Subcommittees. These Subcommittees are: Belonging, Inclusion, Anti-Asian Hate, Anti-Discrimination; Data Disaggregation; Language Access; Economic Equity; Health Equity; and Immigration and Citizenship Status. The meeting is open to the public.

Civil rights leader Sei Fujii

Celebrate the release of the award-winning biography of civil rights leader, Sei Fujii, with a special 10th anniversary screening of the short film Lil Tokyo Reporter and a discussion around the biography. The conversation will include filmmaker and publisher Jeffrey Gee Chin and Academy Award–winner Chris Tashima, with additional guests to be announced. A Rebel’s …

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Apply to Join Bank Street CCRE Collective Online Cohort Program Grounded in Equity

The Center on Culture, Race & Equity (CCRE) at Bank Street College invites schools, districts, and community organizations to apply by August 12 to the CCRE Collective, an online cohort opportunity that allows teams to learn what it takes to build equitable, inclusive, and culturally responsive environments. Now in its second year, the CCRE Collective …

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Smithsonian Education Summit

Come together July 27–28 for the Smithsonian National Education Summit! You’ll hear from museum experts and teacher practitioners in 30+ free online and in-person skill-building workshops across subject areas, and leave with a toolbox full of classroom-ready ideas. Registration is now available.

NYC is promising to overhaul literacy in NYC schools. What will it take?

This fall, changes are coming to New York City classrooms. Education department officials say they will require all elementary schools to adopt a phonics-based reading program — a potentially seismic shift in how tens of thousands of public school students are taught to read. Before the coronavirus hit, less than half of the city’s students …

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Resilience and Kinship

Founded in 1923 by Dr. Charles R. Shepard, Chung Mei was a home for abandoned Chinese boys in San Francisco’s Chinatown. “No other orphanage would take in children of color or Asiatic races.”  Ming Quong was home to neglected or abandoned Asian girls. Alumni from both homes will reminisce about their experiences growing up in their …

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2022 Thriving Children, Families, and Communities Conference

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with peers, meet community leaders, and help the children, families, and businesses in your local community thrive! Register now to attend the fifth annual Thriving Children, Families, and Communities Conference on Monday, Sept. 19 in Kearney, Neb., with community leaders and elected officials from education, economic development, child care, business, government, health care, …

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Asian American Children’s Authors

Each month the Chinese American Museum, along with our partners at the LAPL Chinatown Branch, hosts 1-2 virtual story time programs! Register for one or all!

Missing in History: The Asian American Journey

A free, online workshop for teachers and life-long learners -The Making of Asian Americans. -Mapping Asian American Identify. -Asian American Legal Cases that Shaped Civil Rights for All.

The Guarded Gate

The Guarded Gate tells the story of the scientists who argued that certain nationalities were inherently inferior, providing the intellectual justification for the harshest immigration law in American history. Brandished by the upper class Bostonians and New Yorkers–many of them progressives–who led the anti-immigration movement, the eugenic arguments helped keep hundreds of thousands of Jews, …

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Supporting New Americans through Welcoming, Transition, and Integration

This summer intensive is designed to grow practitioners’ capacities to equitably serve and advocate for culturally + linguistically dynamic clients and communities. Stakeholders in social good at any level of experience/expertise are welcome.  Highlighted service areas include: Multilingual + CLDE places of learning Resettlement + foster agencies/individuals Non-profit service spaces Health care organizations Business workplaces …

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From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Learner. A Book Talk with Michael Horn.

Join Alison Griffin with Whiteboard Advisors on Wednesday, July 13 at 2:00pm ET | 12:00pm MT for a discussion with Michael B. Horn, author of From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child. In From Reopen to Reinvent, distinguished education strategist Michael B. Horn delivers a provocative and eye-opening call to action for the overthrow of …

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Roy Wesley: Invisible Vision

As recently as 1940, contact lenses did not exist for Americans. Invisible Vision is the hidden story of the man who brought them into existence, trained doctors and opticians to fit them, and developed the country’s largest contact lens manufacturing company that started the industry. Despite these accomplishments, few people know his name or background. …

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Discover Vincent Chin

It has been 40 years since Vincent Chin’s tragic murder. To commemorate this somber milestone, NextShark will be hosting a series of virtual conversations with key players who made the Vincent Chin case such a pivotal and historic landmark movement.

Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance

As Vincent’s mother Lily said on national television, “Our skin color may be different, but our blood is the same.” The Chin Estate, ACJ, and the Planning Committee believe that Vincent Chin’s legacy will continue to advance the ideals of equal justice; solidarity against racism and hate that Lily Chin courageously stood for; and respect …

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Plague at the Golden Gate

MORE THAN 100 YEARS BEFORE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHUT DOWN THE WORLD AND SET OFF A WAVE OF FEAR AND ANTI-ASIAN SENTIMENT, AN OUTBREAK OF BUBONIC PLAGUE IN SAN FRANCISCO’S CHINATOWN IN 1900 UNLEASHED A SIMILAR FUROR. Conversation with Li-Shin Yu to discuss her new film Plague at the Golden Gate, and cyclical histories between …

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The All American Crew

Author Dr. Russell Low on how the early Chinese American Experience shaped the “greatest generation” during WWII.

Plague at the Golden Gate

Premieres Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV + Wednesday, June 1 at 9 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On demand with PBS Video App. Over 100 years before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the world and set off a wave of fear and anti-Asian sentiment, an outbreak of bubonic plague in …

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Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab) Panel Discussion & Fireside Chat

Educator Preparation Laboratory (EdPrepLab)—an initiative of Bank Street Graduate School of Education and Learning Policy Institute—will bring together voices in the field of education to explore what early career teachers need right now to enact equity-focused, deeper learning practices and the critical role the science of learning and development should play in designing preparation programs …

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COVID and mental health: What our schools need next

Mental health is a topic that has threaded throughout Chalkbeat’s journalism with particular intensity since COVID started. In response to this national need for more discussion around mental health, Chalkbeat and College Track will host student panelists from across the country in conversation with Blair Imani to share their experiences with mental health and wellness over the …

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Sustainable Futures Virtual Field Trip

The Trane Technologies Sustainable Futures Virtual Field Trip with Discovery Education will challenge students to explore the possibilities of a sustainable future, and inspire them to think big about how companies and individuals – including them – can challenge what is possible. Students will be transported onto Trane Technologies’ campuses where they’ll meet diverse and …

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Authentic Applications = Awesome Outcomes: How to Develop a Strong College Application for Selective Colleges

Join Dana Ponsky, NYC Admissions Solutions Senior College Admissions Counselor and Imani Callan, Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Miami as they discuss the selective college admissions process and tips to create an effective, purposeful, and authentic college application. Imani Callan is Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at the University of Miami and …

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ESSER III Funding and Beyond for Career Exploration in K-12 Classrooms

In 2021, the Federal government distributed $122 billion to State Education Agencies and Local Education Agencies through ARP ESSER. Districts and schools can tap into this funding to supplement their ongoing revenue and support a variety of students’ academic, social, and emotional needs in the wake of COVID-19. As we emerge from the pandemic, one …

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Webinar: Strategies to Avoid Summer Melt

Did you know an estimated 10-40% of high school students who intend to enroll in college the following fall never actually do so?  Students most underrepresented on college campuses (e.g., students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and first-generation students) are the most susceptible to the pitfalls of the phenomenon known as “summer melt.” With …

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Stories of the Ming Quong Sisters

Donaldina Cameron opened the Ming Quong Home in Los Gatos in 1936, at a time when few if any places provided services for Asian orphans. “(It’s) an example of an early organization that really left a very significant mark,” said historian Amy Long. In the ensuing decades, the home welcomed thousands of Asian children through …

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