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1 Ceeb Toom Txog Kev Kawm Ntaub Kawm Ntawv Ntawm Menyuam Hmoob Calling Attention to the Needs of Hmong Children October 21, 2012 Hmong Village

2 *Source: US Census, K API in MN according to US Census 66K Hmong in MN (total population)

3 ENROLLMENT CountyDistrictTotal API student enrollment Total student of color enrollment Total student Enrollment Ramsey St. Paul Public School District 11,472 28,654 37,859 Hennepin Osseo Public School District - Osseo, Maple Grove, Park Center 3,176 9,737 20,835 Hennepin Minneapolis Public School Dist. 2,788 23,344 34,336 Anoka Anoka-Hennepin Public School Dist. - Andover, Anoka, Blaine, Champlin Park 2,514 8,461 39,106 Dakota Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan 2,2596,84127,496 Source: MN Dept. of Education, school year

4 The decisions our leaders make about education in the coming years will shape our future for generations to come. *Source: Reuters. Obama asks students to set school-year goals. idUSTRE5864AI http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/09/08/us-obama-education- idUSTRE5864AI Sweet, Lynn. Chicago Sun-Times. Obama education speech in Ohio. Transcript.

5 Public Education – Tax payers (you) fund it – Why Test (using MCA)? Taxes used, need to measure if we are using taxes well – Public education funded by taxes that everyone pays (property, income, sales, etc.) Analogy Public Education – Tax payers (you) fund it – Why Test (using MCA)? Taxes used, need to measure if we are using taxes well – Public education funded by taxes that everyone pays (property, income, sales, etc.) Analogy

6 MCAs – Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Tests – Used to measure how well your student can read and do math – Need to pass in order to graduate – Meet Minnesota's academic standards and the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). – Math 3 rd – 8 th and 11 th – Reading 3 rd – 8 th and 10 th MCAs – Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment Tests – Used to measure how well your student can read and do math – Need to pass in order to graduate – Meet Minnesota's academic standards and the requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). – Math 3 rd – 8 th and 11 th – Reading 3 rd – 8 th and 10 th

7 Source: Minnesota Department of Education, 2011

8 MCA Reading

9 Source: Minnesota Department of Education, 2011

10 MCA Math

11 What does this data mean – 36% can do math (1:3) – 46% can read (1:2) – Affects Higher education What does this data mean – 36% can do math (1:3) – 46% can read (1:2) – Affects Higher education Higher risk for crime, healthcare, etc. Life Earning potentials $1.3 million for HS grads $2.3 million for college grads Higher risk for crime, healthcare, etc. Life Earning potentials $1.3 million for HS grads $2.3 million for college grads *source: Georgetown center on Education and Workforce

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13 Policy recommendations 1.Collect disaggregated data 2.Increase cultural competency and awareness among educational professionals of API students 3.Monitor and address the additional challenges faced by refugee experienced students, low-income, ESL, and/or highly mobile Policy recommendations 1.Collect disaggregated data 2.Increase cultural competency and awareness among educational professionals of API students 3.Monitor and address the additional challenges faced by refugee experienced students, low-income, ESL, and/or highly mobile

14 Takeaways for Parents 2 on the individual and personal levels – Critical thinking – ask kids what do you think? Why? – ABCs, 123, shapes, for Kindergarten 2 on the institutional levels – Organize, write books, get Hmong books into schools and classes – Phalen Lake Elem. – We know how to organize already – Work with MN Literacy Council, get trained and teach own kids; help with ESL; English Education program; Lao Family 2 on the individual and personal levels – Critical thinking – ask kids what do you think? Why? – ABCs, 123, shapes, for Kindergarten 2 on the institutional levels – Organize, write books, get Hmong books into schools and classes – Phalen Lake Elem. – We know how to organize already – Work with MN Literacy Council, get trained and teach own kids; help with ESL; English Education program; Lao Family


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