Alternative Learning System - updates

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[ANALYSIS] Second chances

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:29 AM

As we celebrate International Youth Day on Monday, August 12, we must strive to find solutions to ensure that children and young people who have fallen back are not left behind

Superheroes: Teachers of the Alternative Learning System

Sep 30, 2018 - 10:45 AM

Consolacion Tag would not have been a teacher if not for the Alternative Learning System

Expert says DepEd's ALS 'not fully effective'

Jul 29, 2018 - 9:30 AM

World Bank education specialist Takiko Igarashi says the Alternative Learning System currently has low participation and passing rates

SATURDAY SCHOOL. An Alternative Learning System class is held in Muntinlupa City. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Bacolod grandma graduates high school with flying colors

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Night class student Rosita Locsin, 67, receives two medals for high academic ratings and for being a role model

GRADUATE. Sixty-seven-year-old Rosita Locsin during her graduation. Photo courtesy of Carla Canet

Duterte affirms commitment to implement K to 12

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also hails the Alternative Learning System – considered the centerpiece of basic education under his administration

K TO 12. President Rodrigo Duterte affirms his commitment to implement the K to 12 program during his 2nd State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Rappler screenshot

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

May 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the integration of the Alternative Learning System into Brigada Eskwela is very important given the President s instruction to prioritize the program

Catching up on ALS: Challenges of a 'parallel system'

Feb 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The education department is already reviewing the Alternative Learning System to match it to formal education s K to 12 program

All eyes on ALS, 'centerpiece' of basic ed under Duterte

Feb 18, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The Alternative Learning System is a priority program under the Duterte administration What is it all about?

SATURDAY CLASSES. Maricel Pascua is a grade school teacher for 5 days a week. On Saturdays, she teaches adult learners under the Alternative Learning System. File photo from Maricel Pascua

BPO workers answer call to mentor adult learners

Nov 27, 2016 - 7:00 AM

For these business process outsourcing BPO employees giving a few hours of their weekend to teach adult learners under the Alternative Learning System ALS is worth it

MENTORING. Frizza Dogomio is mentored by a Convergys employee under the Department of Education's Alternative Learning System (ALS). Photo credit: Convergys

DepEd wants alternative learning for youth in drug rehab

Aug 04, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Alternative Learning System will be the centerpiece of the Duterte administration that will complement the K to 12’s senior high school program

Briones: I told Duterte he has no choice but to implement senior high

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says her department has to be as active with its Alternative Learning System as it is with senior high school

K TO 12. Education Secretary Leonor Briones recounts her conversation with President Rodrigo Duterte on the senior high school program. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

SONA 2016: Duterte wants mandatory education on evils of drugs

Jul 25, 2016 - 7:07 PM

The President also talks about plans to increase spending on basic education and to intensify the education department s Alternative Learning System

FIRST SONA. Filipinos record the State of the Nation Address of President Duterte on their devices at the Philippine Congress building in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, July 25, 2016. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Kariton Klasrum to help senior high school dropouts

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the number of dropouts due to senior high school could range from 200 000 to 400 000 students

EDUCATION FOR ALL. A Kariton Klasrum on display during the program's culminating activity on Thursday, June 16, at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Luistro on first day of Grade 11 rollout: 'Best class opening thus far'

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:30 PM

At the central office we monitor if there is an insurmountable problem that is systemic There s none so far says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

OUTGOING AND INCOMING. Education Secretary Armin Luistro and incoming secretary Leonor Briones visit the senior high school Building and students at the Commonwealth High School in Quezon City on Monday, June 13. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Senior high school: No youth left behind?

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

All eyes are on the government as it fully implements the K to 12 program Will learners get the best out of senior high school or will some of them end up leaving formal education as critics predicted?

Briones: There might be more problems if we suspend K to 12

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:57 PM

This thing is pressed upon us not only by internal environment but also by external environment such as the ASEAN integration says the incoming education secretary

READY FOR K TO 12? Incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the resistance to K to 12 is 'understandable', but urges critics to put it in context. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Inside Bilibid, sports means life. And hope.

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:14 PM

It’s rather unusual that Cebu native Marlon Cabullon loves tennis more than basketball

No 'headaches' in education for next admin, says Aquino

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III reports about backlogs that have been addressed and programs that help bring children back to school

NO BACKLOGS. Students participate in an activity during the opening of classes at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino signs law creating open high school system in PH

Jul 21, 2015 - 8:17 PM

The law comes as the Department of Education works on its last mile : bringing the schools to where the learners are

OPEN HIGH SCHOOL. Shiela Mae Sumilla, a single mother and a grade 9 students of the Open High School Program of the Aposkahoy National High School. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

First step to freedom: Quezon City inmates graduate from high school

Jul 06, 2015 - 7:59 PM

The city government has adopted the education department s Alternative Learning System to prevent recidivism among inmates

Street kid turned missionary: The story of Paulo

May 17, 2015 - 5:14 PM

This is a story of how a street child overcame all challenges and became a missionary for others

Taxi driver works hard to graduate from La Salle Green Hills

Apr 15, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Learning is Gener Jarito s driving force in life He says he does not mind going home with a meager income as long as he is able to go to school

Should studying be required in jails?

Mar 13, 2015 - 1:44 PM

Yes officials say because studying keeps inmates away from vices and gives them a better chances in life when they get out

'BEST REFORMATORY PROGRAM.' There are two Alternative Learning System (ALS) schools inside the New Bilibid Prison. Photo from the Department of Education

Luistro says sorry to graduating inmates: We've let you down

Mar 12, 2015 - 5:41 PM

Marami po sa inyo kaya nasulsol sa masamang landas ay dahil hindi rin kayo inalagaan ng inyong pamilya ng lipunan ng gobyerno

FREEDOM TO LEARN. A total of 542 inmates graduated from the education department's Alternative Learning System on March 12. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DepEd 2014 target: Get 1M dropouts back to school

Mar 27, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The 2012 Labor Force Survey shows there are 4 2 million out of school youth in the country; 64 of them wants to study again says a youth commission poll

EDUCATION FOR ALL. A recent survey shows there are 4.2 million out-of-school youth in the Philippines. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DepEd releases 2013 ALS A&E test results

Feb 26, 2014 - 3:36 PM

DepEd released the results of the 2013 Alternative Learning System Accreditation and Equivalency Test ALS A E

Tech is good, but learner must come first

Jan 30, 2014 - 11:25 AM

A non profit organization launches an e book project for the out of school youth in Manila

Are graduates of alternative high schools ready for college?

Oct 02, 2013 - 4:26 PM

Congress wants former President Arroyo s ladderized education program institutionalized to help prepare ALS graduates for the academic rigors of college

Making friends in jail: A mobile teacher's story

Sep 28, 2013 - 11:19 PM

Mobile teacher Irene Barzaga calls the Quezon City jail her baby the source of her fulfillment

GUIDE. Teacher Irene Barzaga oversees her students as they write essays during class. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Who's excited about Saturday school?

Sep 18, 2013 - 7:05 AM

In Muntinlupa the education department s Alternative Learning System ALS is helping the least the last the lost have a chance at life again

LUNCH BREAK. Oliver's Saturday class led by Luz Osorio (far right). All photos by Jee Geronimo/Rappler