Our Work
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TAAF Education Initiative

Together we build belonging through education.

We’re focusing on standardizing AAPI history for every student in the country.
 Our histories have largely been erased in schools.
20
States
Only 20 states have mandated the teaching of AAPI history. While it’s a promising start, the breadth of education for these states remains inconsistent.

Source: Dr. Sohyun An, Kennesaw State University
5
States
5 additional states are in the process of passing legislation to get AAPI history into K-12 classrooms.

Source: TAAF
1.6%
U.S. Universities
Only 1.6% of all U.S. universities offer an AAPI studies program.

Source: TAAF
Our Approach
We’re accelerating policy adoption to bring AAPI studies to every state.
Our vision is the state-level adoption of legislation or standards to ensure AAPI history is meaningfully taught in K-12 classrooms.
We do this by:
Advocating and implementing teaching
We’re advocating for all 50 states to adopt legislation or standards for teaching AAPI history as part of inclusive history.
Establishing a network of professional development providers
We’re building a network of professional development providers to support educators teaching AAPI/inclusive history with high-quality, accessible curriculum.
Expanding to higher education
Our efforts will significantly increase the number of AA and PI courses, programs, and faculty in universities.
Our partners leading the way in AAPI education
Grantees
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago
Make Us VIsible
Make Us VIsible
Make Us VIsible
The Asian American Education Project
The Asian American Education Project
The Asian American Education Project
UCLA – Asian American Studies Center (AASC)
UCLA – Asian American Studies Center (AASC)
UCLA – Asian American Studies Center (AASC)

"The generous funding provided by TAAF galvanized the TEAACH team at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to develop asynchronous online professional development modules for all Illinois K-12 educators and educators worldwide. We are able to lay a strong foundation of approaching Asian American history as U.S. history, providing critical and inter-relational perspectives."

Dr. Yoon
Pak
Head, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

"I'm very touched and overwhelmed by the feedback we get from AAPI teachers who are excited about our lessons and who are thrilled to be able to see themselves represented. For the teachers who are not AAPI, they are excited about learning about this content because they haven't yet. This signals the power of representation which was important for me and I imagine it's important for many others."

Dr. Virginia
Loh-Hagan
Co-Executive Director, The Asian American Education Project
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