April 6, 2007--What can be done to narrow the achievement gap? That question, in one form or another, has been challenging policy makers for decades. Grand national strategies, like the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Head Start, and the No Child Left Behind Act, have been promoted by presidents and passed by Congress to help address the problem through expensive programmatic and instructional interventions. But what if the solution to the achievement gap is to be found in other domains, such as school culture, family support, or religious commitment?
Ethnic minority students may also have difficulties accessing tertiary education. Until recently, all students in local schools were required to pass the same standardised Cantonese exam, regardless of their native language – formerly as part of the HKCEE (Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination), since 2012, the HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education). In 2008 this policy was modified so that ethnic minority students could substitute a different foreign language or take the easier GCSE Chinese exam. However, the substitution of a different Chinese exam is only available to students who have not had all of their education in Hong Kong or who have been educated through a Chinese curriculum designed for non-native speakers. This policy also contrasts with the university entrance criteria for international students, who are not required to have any kind of ability in Chinese. Notably, this includes students at Hong Kong international schools.
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Asian-Americans are one of the fastest growing ethnic populations in the United States. While Asian immigrants have been part of the American workforce for more than a hundred years, they have been historically under-represented in mainstream colleges and universities. That is beginning to change, and more Asian-American students are headed to college than ever before. For many, they may be the first in their family to pursue a college education. are supported by a variety of charitable foundations, corporations and private endowments. Like many grants dedicated to the financial needs of minority students, many grants for Asian-Americans place a particular emphasis on specific career paths, including science, technology, education and journalism.
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With the cost of a college education continuing to rise, most students will need to consider various types of financial assistance. It is not unusual for a student’s college fund to be comprised of some combination of personal savings, family contributions, scholarships, grants and student loans.
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When preparing a college fund, no financial resource should be ignored. Education grants are one of the most popular, and most valuable, sources of financial assistance for college students. With the right grants, students can make their dreams of a higher education a reality.