Education Policy Resource Hub

Over the years that SEARAC has been working with community members to advocate for Southeast Asian American (SEAA) students, we’ve consistently found that the education needs of many SEAA students are often overlooked because of the “model minority myth” – a misconception that all Asian Americans excel academically and face few obstacles. This misconception overshadows the education needs of diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students and often hinders efforts to address those needs. In reality, SEAA students face many education barriers within their schools, homes, and communities. SEARAC's Education Policy Resource Hub offers fact sheets, reports, and briefs that provide policy solutions and recommendations to ensure that all students can receive the support they need to succeed in school and beyond.

Webinars & Trainings

New Rules for School Testing in the Every Student Succeeds Act (August 29, 2016) (Link)

AAPIs Speak Up for ESSA:Submitting Public Comments on the Every Student Succeeds Act (July 22, 2016) (Link)

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (May 20, 2016) (Link)

SEARAC Policy Statements

Policy Statements and Letters SEARAC has Endorsed

All Students Count Campaign

2013 Education Fact Sheet Series

State Fact Sheet Series: A fact sheet series highlighting the unique challenges of Southeast Asian American (SEAA) students in states with high concentrations of SEAAs. Includes state-specific statistics and insights, and a spotlight on community-based organization partners working in each state.

Previous publications:

  • Moving Beyond the “Asian” Check Box – A comprehensive analysis of responses that were gathered as a result of the Department of Education’s 2012 Request for Information on practices and policies regarding existing education data systems that disaggregate data on sub-groups within the AANHPI student population. This SEARAC policy brief aims to demonstrate national demand for data disaggregation to make visible and address the academic achievement gaps that exist within AANHPI communities.