Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders are two of the fastest-growing racial groups in the Northeast. Although these ethnic groups often share experiences with language barriers, immigration, and discrimination, they sometimes differ significantly in their employment, economic status, and educational attainment.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice, a national affiliation of four civil rights organizations that promotes equity for underserved communities, recently released a report highlighting the distinctions within the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.
The School Reform Commission will host a Strategy, Policy and Priorities meeting from 6 to 8 tonight. The topic will be ethics. A report on the ethics policies and practices of the School District of Philadelphia will be presented by Michael Davis, general counsel, and Ellen Kaplan, vice president and policy director of the Committee of Seventy.
The report, which was actually finished in 2012, makes recommendations for assuring Philadelphia citizens that the School District operates with integrity.
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The State Senate approved the nominations of City Councilman Bill Green and People’s Emergency Center executive director Farah Jimenez to the School Reform Commission in a vote of 44-2 this afternoon. Sens. Vincent Hughes and Andrew Dinniman were the dissenting votes.
Gov. Corbett nominated both Green and Jimenez to the five-member panel last month. Green will fill the chair position left vacant by Pedro Ramos, who resigned in October, citing family issues. Jimenez will fill the seat left vacant by Joseph Dwortezky, whose term expired in January.
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