For Teachers, Common Core Presents Many Questions, Tough Answers

For Teachers, Common Core Presents Many Questions, Tough Answers

CaliToday, News Report, Giang Phan, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

Beginning this month, students around California will begin taking the official version of the new Common Core assessment. The test will be the first gauge of how well schools are implementing the new and more rigorous standards. And that has some teachers concerned.

Pending Deportation of Korean American Adoptee Highlights Major Loophole in Immigration Law


Angry Asian Man, News Feature, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

By his own admission, Adam Thomas Crapser has had a difficult journey; but through it all, he has worked hard to create what he calls a “a semblance of a ‘normal’ life”.

Second Temple Attack in Washington Spreads Concern Among U.S. Hindus


India West, News Report, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

A Sanatan Dharma temple was vandalized in Washington state with windows broken and the word “fear” painted on it, less than a fortnight after another temple was attacked.


Community Activists Urge More Asians to Enroll in DACA


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Mar 03, 2015

Only one-quarter of Korean youth and a similar portion of Filipino youth eligible for DACA have applied.

George Takei Says Leonard Nimoy Was A Voice of Diversity


Asam News, News Report, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

Takei remembered when a cartoon version of Star Trek was proposed, the producers had no plans for including Takei or other actors of color from the show. Nimoy spoke out, according to a story in the Washington Post originally told to MSNBC.


Principals Become ‘Lead Learners’ Under Common Core


FilAm Star, News Report, Harvey Barkin, Posted: Mar 02, 2015

Cynthia Rapaido is the first Filipino-American Principal at South San Francisco High School and 2013 California Assistant Principal of the Year. Despite her tenured career, she said she froze while watching one of her teachers during a recent Common Core math class.


Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare “Calling”


Nguoi Viet/New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

At 28, Vietnamese immigrant Chi Mai, RN, took Stanford’s online course in successful aging and helped seniors better plan their end-of-life care.

Anti-Corruption Chief Editor Removed in Vietnam for "Abusing Rights"


Vietnam Right Now, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

The newspaper also faces a heavy fine of 700 million VND (approximately $32,800 USD) for “violating administrative regulations”, including providing “wrongful and slanderous information that damaged the prestige of organizations and/or citizens.”

Marvel’s Cindy Moon Swings Solo in New Comic Series, ‘Silk’


Koream Journal, News Report, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Months after debuting in the pages of Amazing Spider-Man, Cindy Moon, aka “Silk,” makes a silky transition to her own comic book series as Marvel’s newest Asian American superheroine.


In Anti-Discrimination Suit, Haiping Su Took on Big Gov and Won


New America Media, Commentary, George Koo, Posted: Feb 19, 2015

Dr. Haiping Su was a victim of racial profiling and he sued the United States government and NASA for smearing his reputation.

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