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Inquirer.net: US Census: Asian Americans fastest growing racial group

Jun 29 2016

LOS ANGELES – A new U.S. Census Bureau population report shows that the Asian American population is the fastest growing racial group nationwide.

Between 2010 and 2015, the number of Asian Americans grew 19 percent; during the same time period total overall population growth was only 4 percent, according to an analysis of the Census data by Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles.

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The Atlantic: Asian Americans and the Future of Affirmative Action

Jun 28 2016

In his new book, Earning Admission: Real Strategies for Getting Into Highly Selective Colleges, the strategist Greg Kaplan urges Asians not to identify as such on their applications. “Your child should decline to state her background if she identifies with a group that is overrepresented on campus even if her name suggests affiliation,” he advises parents, also referencing Jews.

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Asian Journal: CA increases education funding, underrepresented students benefitted

Jun 28 2016

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown approved the 2016-2017 state budget on Monday, June 27, which includes historic education legislation that would improve educational opportunity and make college more accessible for all students.

The bill’s signing includes a minimum guarantee of $71.9 billion allocated to K-12 schools and the CCC this year, which is the highest level in state history, according to a statement from Brown’s office.

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Asian Journal: Census: Asian Americans still fastest-growing racial group in US

Jun 28 2016

ASIAN Americans comprise America’s fastest-growing racial group, according to data released by the United States Census Bureau.

The Asian American population grew by 19 percent between 2010 and 2015. Meanwhile, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPIs) are the second fastest-growing group, rising at 13 percent during the same period.  In comparison, the nation’s overall population grew by 4 percent. Today, there are an estimated 21 million Asian Americans and 1.5 million NHPIs living in the country.

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Asian American Press: ‘College for All’ legislation enacted in California

Jun 27 2016

SACRAMENTO (June 27, 2016) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed the state budget, including two budget trailer bills, SB 828 and AB 1602, that together enact landmark legislation to improve college access and readiness for all California students.

Due to the tremendous leadership of Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, California students of all backgrounds – especially students who are low income, English learners, or foster youth – will have greater opportunity to attend and graduate from the state’s four-year public universities.

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Daily Democrat: Supreme Court leaves undocumented immigrants out in the cold

Jun 24 2016

Hundreds of thousands of people living illegally across California are now facing a sobering new reality: The U.S. Supreme Court isn’t coming to their rescue and their fate may be tied more precariously than ever to the outcome of this year’s presidential election.

News that the high court deadlocked, blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration plan from moving forward, quickly spread anxiety across a state with one of the nation’s largest concentrations of unauthorized immigrants.

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