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What you need to know about DepEd's foreign language electives

Nov 19, 2018 - 7:17 PM

The education department says its Special Program in Foreign Language 'aims to enhance the ability of learners to engage in meaningful interaction in a linguistically and culturally diverse global workplace'

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Nov 19, 2018 - 1:46 PM

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Korean won't replace Filipino subject, says DepEd

Nov 18, 2018 - 9:41 PM

The Department of Education clarifies that Korean is intended as an elective

DepEd investigates starfish-throwing incident in Palawan

Nov 16, 2018 - 2:19 PM

The Department of Education probes the incident after it confirmed that those in the viral photos are teachers

ANIMAL ABUSE. Palawan authorities are looking for the people in this photo caught playing with live starfish in a Palawan beach supposedly in late October 2018. Photo from Palawan Supernews Facebook Page

Briones says college instructors can teach Filipino in elementary, high schools

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:30 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones assures there will be no reduction in salaries, as provided by rules from the Civil Service Commission

REVIEW SUBJECTS. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones (middle) says the department will review how to improve teaching Filipino and Panitikan subjects in basic education. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz

It's against the law! DepEd firm vs drug tests for grade schoolers

Nov 12, 2018 - 10:07 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the department doesn't automatically change policies based on the results of a survey

ILLEGAL. The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency wants mandatory drug tests on students as young as 10, but the Department of Education says this is illegal

DepEd: No big changes to K to 12 after SC ruling

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:48 PM

The DepEd praises the Supreme Court's decision, saying it affirms the authority of the department and Congress in deciding how best to deliver quality education

BASIC EDUCATION. The DepEd praised the Supreme Court's decision declaring K-12 constitutional as it also recognized the power of politcal branches in deciding how best to deliver quality education. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Teachers, education leaders receive Gintong Parangal Para sa Edukasyon Awards

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:47 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones congratulated all the awardees and underscored their vital contributions

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Aug 13, 2018 - 10:55 PM

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HRW slams ‘drastic' plan to extend anti-drug campaign to PH elementary schools

Jun 23, 2018 - 11:51 AM

'Imposing mandatory drug testing on schoolchildren when Philippine police are committing rampant summary killings of alleged drug users puts countless children in danger,' says Human Rights Watch Asia division deputy director Phelim Kine

VULNERABLE. Rights groups say the PDEA's proposal to extend mandatory drug testing to cover elementary students is too drastic and can deter students from attending school.

Press release: DepEd releases results of reopened SHS Voucher Program application

Jun 14, 2018 - 9:39 AM

All applicants who completed and submitted their applications from April 3 to 27 may now check the results

PLANS. Various government agencies and companies participate in DepEd's Oplan Balik Eskwela.

DepEd official to file charges vs fake Palarong Pambansa page creator

May 26, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Education Undersecretary Tonisito Umali denies shaming fat teachers after a fake Facebook page attributes a made-up remark to him

FIGHTING A FAKE PAGE. DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali will not tolerate a Facebook page that is spreading a false quote against him. File photo by Rappler

Cash cards for teachers in barangay, SK polls ready for release

May 14, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Department of Education director Joel Eristain praises teachers as the country's 'heroes' during the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. Election day at Culiat Elementary School in Tandang Sora, Quezon City. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DepEd restricted Rappler's access to Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:19 AM

The members of Rappler's field team deployed to cover the recently-concluded Palarong Pambansa 2018 in Ilocos Sur were not given accreditation IDs and were barred from covering several events at the games

BAN ON RAPPLER. DepEd makes it difficult for Rappler to cover the Palarong Pambansa 2018, held from April 14 to 21.

DepEd creates child protection committee for Palarong Pambansa

Apr 23, 2018 - 6:07 PM

The planned committee implements DepEd's anti-child harassment policy which will assure the safety of the young athletes in future Palarong Pambansa meets

CHILD PROTECTION. DepEd Usec. for Legislative Liaison Office, External Partnerships Service and School Sports Tonisito Umali announces in a press briefing the creation of a child protection committee for Palarong Pambansa. Photo by Gerard Lucena ​

Kindergarten for 5-year-olds? DepEd says rule applies to public, private schools

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The newly issued Department Order 20 also provides transitory provisions on accommodating Kindergarten and Grade 1 enrollees for school years 2018-2019 and 2019-2020

Teachers of Ibalon Central School in Legazpi City led by Elizabeth Lara, school principal distribute free school supplies for 283 kinder. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/ Rappler

Private sector to hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:19 PM

Philippine Business for Education says they will hire and train 600,000 K to 12 graduates and will rethink their hiring guidelines in support of the program

K-12. Philippine Business for Education (PBED) chair Ramon del Rosario Jr affirms their support for the K-12 program. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

DepEd probes teacher who allegedly molested Palaro athlete

Apr 20, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Family of the 14-year-old dance sport athlete vows to file charges

Ilocos Sur 'one step ahead' in preps for Palaro living quarters

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Zamboanga's baseball captain, who is joining his 3rd Palarong Pambansa this year, says his current living quarters in Vigan is the most comfortable so far

COMPLETE BEDDINGS. Zamboanga's baseball team for Palarong Pambansa 2018 sit on their mattresses in Vigan Central School. All photos by Mara Cepeda/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

Gov't to hire over 75,000 more teachers for school year 2018-2019

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:35 PM

A total of 40,642 kindergarten and elementary teachers, 34,244 junior high school teachers, and 356 senior high school teachers will be hired when the school year opens in June

BRIEFING. Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno holds a press briefing on April 4, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

Guimaras teacher to get correct salary 11 years after promotion

Apr 01, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Commission on Audit rules in favor of a Guimaras public school teacher who was denied her rightful pay grade from September 2006 to October 2015

EXCLUSIVE: British School Manila faces possible closure – DepEd

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Acting on a complaint by Trixie Madamba, whose child at BSM committed suicide in 2015, DepEd gives the school until the end of academic year 2018-2019 to secure a permit to legally operate

SANCTIONS. DepEd decides on the administrative case filed against British School Manila by the mother of fallen student Liam Madamba. Screengrab of Lian from ABS-CBN, photo of BSM from Wikipedia

DepEd condemns protesters alleging military presence in schools

Mar 07, 2018 - 5:39 PM

DepEd says some 30 farmers from Northern Samar stormed their gates and attempted to enter the Rizal Building

PROTEST CONDEMNED. DepEd denies military personnel are occupying and bombing schools in Northern Samar. Graphic by Alejandro Edoria/Rappler

Calabarzon overall champion in National Schools Press Conference 2018

Feb 24, 2018 - 4:01 PM

For the 6th consecutive year, Calabarzon remains the undefeated NSPC overall champion. Here's the full list of winners in the annual campus journalism competition.

Briones: No exclusivity, money involved in Rappler-DepEd partnership

Feb 19, 2018 - 5:44 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cites the Securities and Exchange Commission decision to revoke the articles of incorporation of Rappler Inc. and Rappler Holdings as the basis for the department's termination of its partnership with Rappler

DBM excludes some DepEd, DOH employees from 2016 performance bonus

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'The release of the 2016 PBB has encountered several delays owing to late or incomplete submission of requirements of agencies,' says budget chief Benjamin Diokno

BUDGET. The Department of Budget and Management clarified the delayed release of performance-based bonus for government employees. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

By ending Rappler-DepEd partnership, the only losers are the kids

Feb 10, 2018 - 8:54 AM

Think of some of the dream-come-true stories you've heard or witnessed, or your own story. What did they have in common? Opportunity.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 8, 2018

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:39 AM

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Presidential Spokesperon Atty. Harry Roque responds to follow up question after the press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Campus journos 'disappointed' over DepEd's termination of partnership with Rappler

Feb 07, 2018 - 8:33 PM

The termination occurs two weeks before the National Schools Press Conference in Dumaguete City

DepEd terminates partnership with Rappler, sacrifices ideals of campus journalism

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:03 PM

The cancellation of the partnership comes about two weeks before we begin an online publishing contest organized by the NSPC and customized for the DepEd by Rappler

Add road safety education in DepEd elementary curriculum – LTO Region V

Feb 01, 2018 - 6:15 PM

'You can easily learn knowledge and skills but you cannot build a proper attitude overnight that's why we need to start in the elementary level,' says LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey

EDUCATION. LTO Region V Director Noreen San Luis-Lutey pushed for education of road safety to elementary students. Photo by Homer Rafael Refuerzo/Rappler

DepEd, Ilocos Sur ink partnership for Palarong Pambansa 2018

Feb 01, 2018 - 10:08 AM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones cites the province’s state-of-the-art sports facilities in choosing the host province for this year’s Palarong Pambansa

1500m finals at the EBJ Sports Complex in Antique on April 27, 2017.

Over 150 school publication advisers join webinar on online publishing

Jan 21, 2018 - 10:16 AM

The free webinar tackles topics on effective storytelling techniques and responsible use of social media

Teachers’ take-home pay to increase due to tax reform – DepEd

Jan 05, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The education department doesn't take into account how the teachers have to spend more on products made pricier by the same tax reform law

HIGHER SALARY, PRICIER GOODS. A teacher conducts a lesson to elementary students in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd allows school field trips again

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:00 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones lifts the moratorium on off-campus activities, which the DepEd had imposed following the Tanay road crash that killed 15 students

GEOLOGICAL HAZARDS. High school students tour Phivolcs' geological hazards exhibit on November 4, 2016. File photo by Gwen de la Cruz/Rappler.com

#SchoolPatrolPH: DepEd seeks info on schools damaged by Urduja

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:15 PM

The public can send reports and photos via social media using #SchoolPatrolPH

At Brigada Eskwela, Briones promises Marawi kids that schools will be fixed

Dec 13, 2017 - 5:45 PM

'We should never, never, never make children weep....Our duty and obligation, [as a] government in this world, is to make them happy now, is to give them all the opportunities for learning, whatever backgrounds we have,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

ICT education should bridge tech gaps between teacher, student – DepEd

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Andaya says that teachers should adapt to technological advances in education in order to allow maximum learning with the use of modern gadgets

DepEd orders 'strong monitoring' of students given Dengvaxia

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:30 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones issues a memorandum that requires schools to review the master list of vaccinated students for close monitoring

A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside the storage facility of the local government health sector that was given to students during the school-based immunisation in Manila on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Briones holds dialogue with leaders of IP communities

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) IP leaders from Kalinga, Pampanga, Rizal, Tacloban City, Bukidnon, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato, sit down with Education Secretary Leonor Briones for a two-hour meeting

Briones with IP

Free tuition law's implementing rules completed

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:39 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says one of the provisions of the IRR include maintaining SUCs' allocations for each student to ensure academic competency

EDUCATION LEADERS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong hold a press conference on December 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DepEd to hold Brigada Eskwela in Marawi on Dec 13 to 15

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says several major companies have pledged to build school buildings in Marawi City

RUINS OF MARAWI. A soldier patrols the warzone in Marawi which remains off limits to civilians weeks after the city was liberated from local terrorists. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

ROUNDTABLE: Are Philippine schools future-ready?

Dec 02, 2017 - 3:04 PM

Join us for a roundtable to discuss the role of connectivity in every Filipino student’s future

DepEd to monitor learners under dengue vaccination program

Dec 02, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The education department says it will also be 'actively participating' in the review and consultations on the program

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker administers the dengue vaccine to a student during a school-based dengue immunization at Parang Marikina Elementary School. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Briones to teachers: Open new paths, but always stick to the truth

Nov 30, 2017 - 2:10 PM

'Ako, I'm willing to suffer for the truth, because that is what I was brought up in... We hope that teachers will tell the truth about what they're teaching and what their conditions are,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

'SUFFER FOR TRUTH.' Education Secretary Leonor Briones speaks during Rappler's public forum on Tuesday, November 29. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Fake news 'not just about politics,' also impacts daily decision-making

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'This is our shared responsibility. If we don't like fake news, we should be doing something about it as well,' says Education Assistant Secretary GH Ambat

FAKE NEWS. Professor Clarissa David of the University of the Philippines discusses the importance of fighting fake news in a 'post-truth' world. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Schools 'responsible' for making sure graduates can detect fake news

Nov 28, 2017 - 1:40 PM

'It is the responsibility of universities and in fact all education institutions that we graduate students who are responsible citizens in a democracy,' says Clarissa David of the University of the Philippines

ROLE OF ACADEME. Educators discuss how the academe is combatting the proliferation of fake news. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

From guns to blackboards: Police officers teach kids vs drug abuse

Nov 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In several schools across the country, police officers trade guns for chalks as they help mold young minds to stay away from illegal drugs

Drugs 101: What are schools telling kids about illegal substance abuse?

Nov 25, 2017 - 10:39 PM

Questions about the drug war and a lack of textbooks hound schools as Filipino students learn about the dangers of drugs inside the classroom

CLASSROOM LEARNING. A student from Arellano High School in Manila participates in a game on the different types of drugs during her health class. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler