Leading back to educators like Alice Fong Yu (San Francisco Unified School District), 1921, Asian Pacific Americans have long served public education. Many APA educators are leaders in the community, including Congressman Mike Honda (Fremont Union High School District) and author Maxine Hong Kingston (San Lorenzo Unified School District). Yet, unlike Asian Americans in other professions like law and medicine, Asian American teachers were missing their own organized association. APATA works to elevate Asian American teachers as a profession in terms of practice and community.
#1 ranking, Asian American girls have the highest rates of depressive symptoms and suicide across all ethnic groups.
There will be a special on mental health in APATA’s March Newsletter.
(2001 CDC National Center for Health Statistics)
APA EDUCATION NEWS
1) 2/17, Free, SF Facing History Chinese Am Workshop.
Info at: http://facinghistory.org (under calendar of events)
2) 1/30, Free UCSD Vietnamese High School Conference.
Info at: http://vsa.ucsd.edu (rsvp online)
3) 1/22, Free Stanford APA Student Conference.
Info at: http://aasa.stanford.edu (rsvp online)
4) Lowell HS (SFUSD) starts to offer APA history elective.
Mission San Jose HS and Palo Alto HS start to offer ethnic studies.
-To get involved with APA education leadership.
-To network with other APA educators in your area.