Uniting to Improve Oregon’s English Language Learner Programs

by Jeanice Chieng
Policy Manager

On August 24th a group of 45+ parents and community advocates gathered at PCUN (United Farm Worker’s Union) in Woodburn, OR to discuss HB 3499 (English Language Learner reform law) that was passed in 2015.  This summit comes right as the Oregon Department of Education works through the beginning stages of implementing […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:33+00:00September 15th, 2016|Education|

Why we Fight to Expand and Support Dual Language Immersion in PPS

by Jeanice Chieng
Education Justice Manager

Our education system is failing students of color from non-English speaking homes who are in enrolled in English Language Learner (ELL) programs.  There is a roughly 24%  opportunity gap between ELL students and non-ELL students–recent Oregon data shows that only 51% of ELL students graduate high school on […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:35+00:00April 21st, 2016|Education, News & Events|

APANO Youth Win Key Step for Ethnic Studies in Portland Public Schools


April 20, 2016

Contact:  Luann Algoso
Community Engagement Manager
[email protected], 971-340-4861

APANO Youth Win Key Step for Ethnic Studies in Portland Public Schools

Portland, Ore. – Yesterday the APANO-led Ethnic Studies resolution was introduced to the Board of Education Teaching and Learning Committee, and ethnic […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:35+00:00April 21st, 2016|Education, Leadership, News & Events, Press Release|

APANO Launches Youth Leadership Council


This past Wednesday, APANO held our first youth-led leadership council with Portland High School students. The group will aim to develop youth-leadership skills through community organizing. With 20 youth in attendance at the first meeting, students talked about core values they want to uphold, upcoming projects, […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:45+00:00September 18th, 2014|Education, Jade District|

Take Action to Improve ESL Equity & Accountability

By the close of Oregon’s next legislative session, nearly 800 English learners will drop out of high school*, many of whom are Asian and Pacific Islanders.   Less than 50% of our English language learners in Oregon graduate from high school in four years, negatively impacting their future livelihood.  APANO has been fighting to make changes […]

By |2016-11-18T23:23:47+00:00July 17th, 2014|Education|