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

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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 [email protected] by Wed., June 5 at noon ET.