The University of Hawaiʻi System’s Pearl Iboshi took part in a White House Symposium called iCount: Equity Through Representation, on June 6, 2013.
Iboshi is director of the UH System’s Institutional Research and Analysis Office and was invited to join a dynamic group of data specialists, education policy experts, foundation partners and high-level federal officials at the symposium to identify the barriers, challenges, and obstacles to achieving educational equity. The group also discussed best practices, systems and solutions.
The White House says it is working to achieve educational equity in the face of our nation’s increasingly diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) student population, which is a critical civil rights issue of our time. iCount is ensuring that every single student is counted and the diversity of the multi-faceted AAPI student population is identified.
Learn more about this important issue and the work of the participants: Asian groups, White House seek better race data (Associated Press, Honolulu Star-Advertiser).