Hawaii Lawmakers Pass Filipino Curriculum Resolution

Earlier this month, both Hawaii House and Senate passed HCR56, a Filipino Curriculum project that urges the state Department of Education to create Filipino history and culture social studies classes in high school.

In time for May’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the passing of the resolution is “a historic achievement,” says the team behind Filipino Curriculum project.

“Despite this milestone, we have more work ahead of us. We must develop and submit a course proposal,” the group said in an Instagram post.

The group consists of Filipino high school students who connect with Hawaii lawmakers to bring the Filipino curriculum to their high school classrooms.

HCR56 is currently preparing the foundation of the course before implementation to Hawaii schools. To support the course, visit @filipino_curriculum on Instagram to learn more.

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