“So, How are the Children?”: A community forum

30 Aug
photo credits to koratmember

Saturday, October 1, 2011

MN Humanities Center, 987 Ivy Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55106

8:30 am—12:00 pm


8:30 a.m. Check-in, networking, light refreshments

9:00 a.m. Opening

9:20 a.m. Program

Hear key findings from presenters from the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, Minnesota Department of Education, and Educational Leaders.

10:20 a.m.  Breakout Session: Interactive discussion, idea sharing, and reporting back

11:50 a.m.  Closing: “Now what?” and Next steps

Consider the facts:

  • More than 30% of our 8th grade Asian Pacific students are scoring below the basic level in reading and math.*
  • When compared to national levels, 10-15% more of MN’s Asian Pacific students are failing to meet the basic level.*
  • While Minnesota led the nation in ACT scores in 2011, only 34% of Asian Pacific students scored as college ready in at least three subjects areas.

*on the National Assessment of Educational Progress test

Are we really ensuring that no child is left behind?

If you are an educational professional, a policy maker, or a member of the Asian Pacific community, please join us in a discussion about the hidden achievement gap and ways educators, policy makers, and families can address it.

Event details and RSVP at or contact Brian Kao at 651-757-1742 or

This community forum is co-hosted by:
Minnesota Department of Education and the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans

Share a flyer with friends: edforum2011.pdf

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