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"I’m Asian and I’m not supposed to rock the boat”: How California Asian American science educators are working to change the narrative.

"I’m Asian and I’m not supposed to rock the boat”: How California Asian American science educators are working to change the narrative.

“They’re Asian, they’re not going to say anything.” This is a sentiment rooted in Asian American culture that often leads to overlooking the challenges that both Asian American science students and educators face in the context of their identities.…
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Racial and ethnic equity: A necessary response to the changing demographics of the California Science classroom

Racial and ethnic equity: A necessary response to the changing demographics of the California Science classroom

Hello, I’m glad you’re here! Welcome to the first article of a series of articles devoted to the topic of equity in science education. This article series will tackle equity in the science classroom as it relates to the diversity of our students.…
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Teaching Diversity with the Lives of Scientists

Teaching Diversity with the Lives of Scientists

Racial justice is a renewed cry in our society. Major organizations have pledged to make equity an integral part of their mission statement. In the Los Angeles Times, 6 October 2020, the owner, Patrick Soon-Shiong, wrote: “We are committed to change,…
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A Time for Radical Change

A Time for Radical Change

There is a major disparity among California's demographics in science education. In 2019, a mere 14% of Black students and 19% of all Latinx students met state science standards compared to 43% of White and 44% of Asian Americans (California…
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