By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY A 17-year-old Malaysian immigrant in Orange County, Calif. has stunned everyone with her extraordinary achievement of getting acceptance letters from eight Ivy League universities. Cassandra Hsiao’s application essay played a big role in her acceptance into the universities, where she wrote about learning English while growing up in a house […]
Leaders in Minnesota’s Asian community are calling for additional efforts to support Asian women and children experiencing violence in Minnesota following the March 30 release of a first-of-its-kind study. The study of violence against Asian women and children is the product of a working group the Minnesota Legislature convened in 2015. “The stories we heard […]
By Arlene Dennistoun NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Seattle’s first Green Dot Public School is set to open to sixth graders in Rainier Valley this fall, with Walter Chen at its helm as founding principal. “We believe in making sure every child, no matter what community or zip code they’re from, has access to really amazing […]
By Jenn Doane NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Gail Nomura is more than a pioneer in her field of study and an accomplished professor — she is an advocate for what is right. Earning her Ph.D. in History from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1978, Nomura spent a number of years teaching at Washington State […]
Diversity is a broad word at Edmonds Community College (ECC). So diverse that it even covers former inmates.
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Goal setting at an early age helps young adults take advantage of their time, not waste it. Lawson Wong, 18, is a high school senior who has dreamed of going to only one college. He’s been wearing crimson red T-shirts, sweatshirts, and a hoodie with his college’s […]
By Angela Shen NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Although thousands of international students come to the United States to seek a better education every year, only a few fully understand the point of studying abroad. Most students are either confused about American culture or not prepared for the culture shock, so they rarely know how to take […]
Kert Lin’s boisterous fourth-graders at Lakeridge Elementary arrive well before the bell to help prepare for class or to go over math problems from their last assignment.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle says it will spend $250,000 to help address the needs of undocumented immigrants enrolled in the city’s public schools as well as their families. The decision was part of an executive order signed last week by Mayor Ed Murray. Murray says an “inclusive and equitable city cabinet,” made up of representatives […]
By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly Voters in the Nov. 8 election must choose between two highly qualified candidates for the state’s top educator — Superintendent of Public Instruction. Erin Jones brings the weight of 25 years’ experience as an educator and an administrator. Rep. Chris Reykdal brings 13 years of experience in budget […]