"We must stand in unity to uplift and move forward the educational achievement of our Filipino American students."
Filipino Americans make up one of the largest Asian American ethnic groups in the United States. They constitute the 2nd largest ethnic student group in Hawaii’s public schools and are one of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in our nation’s schools. Despite our large numbers, colonial past, and historical presence in the United States, Filipinos continue to be underrepresented in mainstream education, curriculum, and research. Educators have a responsibility to meet the academic needs of their Filipino Americans K-12 students. Representation and research on Filipino Americans can help promote academic achievement and students reach their fullest potential.
This site is a resource for educators to find Filipino curriculum, professional development, advocacy, and scholarship. Together, these resources show the importance of building a strong foundation of cultural identity and knowledge from curriculum and providing educators with the tools to incorporate diverse perspectives in their teaching. They also empower educators to dismantle inequitable systems through advocacy, policies, and scholarship. It is exciting to see the next generation of Filipino American students take charge of their own education and advocate for curriculum representation. The goal of this site is to share these Filipino American education resources so they are accessible and useful to diverse audiences.