Disparities in K-12 Education for APA Students

  • Wed, August 31, 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • American Red Cross, 2700 Southwest Fwy, Houston, Texas 77098

Parents, teachers, high school students, college students, community members--All! 

Join us for this month's TEA Talk as we discuss the disparities within primary and secondary education for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

We will explore the unique experiences we had growing up in school, ways that schools and educators can cater to all students and their diverse backgrounds, and community and policy changes needed for a more inclusive environment.

Guest Speaker: Anne Sung!

Anne Sung currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Project GRAD Houston, an educational non-profit that improves lives in low-income neighborhoods by helping students develop and achieve their educational aspirations. Trained as a physicist at Harvard University, Anne fell in love with teaching as a young Teach for America corps member in the Rio Grande Valley and continued her career as a high school teacher for 8 years. In Houston, her home town, Anne taught at Lee High School in immigrant-rich Gulfton, where she served as chair of the science department and was the 2011 Teacher of the Year. She co-founded the grassroots organizing group Community Voices for Public Education to give Houston students, parents, educators, and community members greater voice in public education. Anne was a founding board member of New Leaders Council - Houston and serves on the board of OCA - Greater Houston, an APA civil rights organization. Anne holds a B.A. and M.A. in Physics and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University.

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