ACTION ALERT: Request for Information from Dept. of Education

On May 4, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) issued a Request for Information (RFI), announcing that it is seeking to gather and share information about practices and policies regarding existing education data systems that disaggregate data on AAPI student populations. The RFI can be found at

ED plans to use this information to help state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and institutions of higher education (IHEs) identify, share, and implement best practices and policies for identifying and overcoming challenges to gathering and disaggregating data on AAPI student populations. All comments must be received on or before July 3, 2012.

Please help us get comments – WE ONLY HAVE 18 DAYS LEFT!!!

Submit a Comment NOW! Share your stories with ED and/or use this  Community Member letter template as a guide to create a comment for the RFI.  To submit a comment:
  • Go to
  • Enter ED-2012-OESE-0009 in the search bar.
  • Click the blue “comment now” button on the right side of the first entry listed to access the comment submission form.
  • Cut and paste your responses from the template for Community Member Comment and submit!

The JACL has signed-on to the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) letter addressed to the U.S. Department of Education, encouraging the implementation of AAPI data disaggregation.

Help us show the government this issue is important!

For more information or further questions on the RFI, feel free to contact Quyen Dinh or Monica Thammarath

Quyen Dinh
Education Policy Advocate
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

Monica Thammarath
Senior Liaison
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance