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Seattle Times

May 5, 1999
“Avenue to Other Cultures” by Lynne Varner

In this Seattle Time’s focus on education, readers gain a glimpse into the school-based partnership program of Pinoy Teach. University of Washington College students are trained to teach the Pinoy Teach curriculum to seventh graders in social studies classrooms. Asa Mercer Middle School student Heidi Clark states: “Pinoy Teach helped give me a more expansive, well rounded view of history.”

Philippine Newspaper

The Premier Filipino Newspaper in North America
September 27-October 3, 2000 Issue
“Our Life: A Class Act” by Gloria Mayumi Querubin

This article provides an overview of the Pinoy Teach educational program and its commitment to representing a Philippine and Filipino American history different from traditional colonized versions of our past.

Stockton Record

October 2000
“Filipino culture more than food, festivals” by Eric Louie

In a keynote address at the Annual Filipino American Educators Association of California held in her hometown, Stockton, California, Patricia Halagao shares her experience growing up with the lack of Filipino role models and inclusion in the school curriculum and how this inspired her to promote Filipino history and culture in mainstream education.

Hawaii Filipino Chronicle

November 1, 2002
“Pinoy Teach Through the Eyes of a Filipina” by Teresa Marie Ader

After 5 years in the Seattle and Bellevue Public School system, Pinoy Teach expands its outreach to K-12 schools in the Hawaii public school system through the 2002 Pinoy Teach Summer Institute at the University of Hawaii. This article shares Patricia Halagao’s passion to empower teachers to integrate culturally responsive pedagogy and the rich history and culture of Filipinos into their daily teaching.