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[ANALYSIS] PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education

Dec 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.

Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'When you educate a girl you give them power and a voice and an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their family and the lives of their community,' says Michelle Obama

GIRLS' EDUCATION. Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L), daughter of former US president George W. Bush, meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

[EDITORIAL] Edukasyon sa Pilipinas: Tinimbang ka nguni’t kulang

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Decades of skewed priorities in education have come to slap us in the face: we are now officially a country with the worst proficiency in reading for 15-year-olds

Amid dismal PISA results, netizens suggest ways to improve PH education

Dec 06, 2019 - 9:46 AM

'Minsan mas nauubos ang panahon ng mga teachers kakagawa ng paperworks at iba pang gawain kaysa sa pagtuturo. The system has to change,' says one netizen

[OPINION] The 'pasang-awa' culture we (un)knowingly embraced

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:00 PM

We have come to tolerate the students who have low proficiencies in science, math, and English, even if we know our learners can do more

Philippines ranks among lowest in reading, math, and science in 2018 study

Dec 04, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The Philippines ranks last among 79 countries in reading comprehension, and also ends up in the low 70s in mathematics and science

LOW RANKINGS. The Philippines ranks low in reading, mathematics, and science performance in a 2018 study by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Dismal PISA rankings: A wake-up call for Filipinos

Dec 04, 2019 - 12:26 PM

At least we now have baseline data that we can use to compare our country’s PISA performance with other countries. It’s better than groping in the dark.

China outclasses West in key education survey

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The survey showed students in the 4 Chinese regions of Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang – as well as Singapore – topped the rankings, ahead of their Western counterparts in reading, mathematics and science

HIGH PERFORMING. File photo of high school students in Beijing, China. Shutterstock.com

SC strikes off PhilSAT as required nat'l law school entrance test

Dec 03, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Some powers of the Legal Education Board (LEB) are also declared as unconstitutional

PHILSAT. Petitioners successfully remove PhilSAT which has been imposed as the additional requirement for aspiring law students on top of the schools' own entrance examinations. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Teachers aren't perfect, but they also deserve due process

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Using one's popularity and reach to crucify a teacher in the public eye never solves anything

FIRST LOOK: 'Sex Education’ season 2

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Otis, Eric, Maeve, and the rest of the gang are back!

SEASON 2. Asa Butterfield and Ncuti Gatwa are back as best friends Otis and Eric in the second season of Netflix's 'Sex Education.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Amid 'teacher shaming,' DepEd says PTAs proper forum to resolve conflicts

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Department of Education says cooperation of all stakeholders is needed to 'maintain and promote trust, respect, and dignity of all learners, teachers, and administrators of schools'

Elementary students inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Let them read Wattpad

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Having a love for reading expands one's opinions about the world

Sotto: Pride Month in schools to 'cause confusion in young minds'

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'As far as I know, pride is still one of the 7 deadly sins,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III on a DepEd memo inviting schools to observe LGBTQ+ Pride Month every June

Senator Pia Cayetano, co-sponsor od the 2020 budget of the Depaetment of Education, answers questions from Senator Imee Marcos at the floor deliberations of the budget of the DepEd. November 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] On Pinoy intellectuals, 'bobotantes,' and populism

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Would you mind a conversation with the taxi driver or the package delivery boy about the things that matter to him?

After 3-year wait, public school teacher gets salary, bonuses for final year of service

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Commission on Audit orders the Department of Education to pay retired public school teacher Nelita Gador her full 2016 salary amounting to P288,511, plus cash benefits she was supposed to get that year

Baguio students challenge CHED-backed army 'info campaign' in schools

Nov 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

A Commission on Higher Education regional memorandum endorses security forces' Sulat-Kamay information campaign inside universities in the Cordillera Administrative Region

PETITION. Student leaders of Cordillera appeal the CHED's regional office to revoke a memorandum that endorses an information drive by the police and army to be held inside schools. Photo courtesy of the NUSP-Cordillera

IMMAP wraps up its 6th Web Wednesdays session with insights on content monetization

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Web Wednesdays is a monthly webinar that aims to support digital education in the Philippines

Beyond the classroom: Advocates discuss how to make PH education more accessible

Nov 01, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Advocates talk about 4 sectors – urban poor, out-of-school youth and children, and indigenous peoples – during a MovePH huddle done in partnership with the UP College of Education Student Council

LESSONS. Advocates tackle how to provide learning opportunities to the marginalized sector through a Move huddle in partnership with UP CESC on October 26. Photo from UPCESC

[OPINION] Are the K-12 kids alright? Like really?

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Students need to see educational institutions not as hell, but as a safe space for them to discover themselves and society at large

[OPINION] The slow death of Philippine history in high school

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:30 AM

It is no surprise to me if more students tend to believe that Rizal is actually ‘Jack the Ripper’ or wonder why Apolinario Mabini is always sitting in the film 'Heneral Luna'

Ramos-Shahani resigns as UNESCO Philippines secretary-general

Oct 23, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Lila Ramos-Shahani will also no longer serve as Department of Foreign Affairs assistant secretary

Photos of Lila Ramos-Shahani, UNESCO site from UNESCO Philippines website

Too early to say whether K to 12 effective or not – DepEd official

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

But the Department of Education welcomes a proposal in the House of Representatives to review the K to 12 Law

REVIEW NEEDED. The Department of Education says it supports Congress's call to review the K to 12 program. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Join the huddle: How can we provide learning opportunities to marginalized sectors?

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:16 PM

MovePH, in partnership with University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education Student Council will host this huddle on October 26

[OPINION] P.U.P. deserves to be a national polytechnic university, but not with this bill

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:48 AM

'The bill is counterproductive, anti-education, anti-alumni, anti-students, and anti-science,' says alumnus Joseph Masangkay Lardizabal

[OPINION] Glorified but ignored: How to truly honor our teachers

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Honoring teachers must not be limited to celebrating them once a year or giving them discounts and tributes

DepEd formally shuts down 55 Lumad schools in Davao

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'This is a clear injustice faced by the 3,500 students and more than 30 teachers of the schools,' says Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat

SAVE LUMAD SCHOOLS. Students and teachers storm DepEd to condemn the initial order to shut down Lumad schools in Davao in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

In far-flung areas of Samar, teachers are modern-day heroes

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Several teachers go above and beyond just to teach students in remote areas in Samar, with some of them having to cross rivers, climb mountains, and walk for hours in order to reach the school

Photos from Mariah Kim Oite, Ricky Balat, Rhio Amor, Adrian Benecario, and David Refuncion

A second home: SPED teacher beats odds to push for inclusivity

Oct 05, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'The work isn’t easy, but the rewards for doing a good job, of making a difference in a child’s life are beyond measure,' says Remy Bruno, a teacher at San Fernando City Special Education Integrated School

DepEd grants P1,000 cash benefit on World Teachers' Day

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:26 PM

DepEd Order No. 26 says the benefit would be granted to all public school teachers who were in service as of September 30

Students of Rafael Palma Elementary School gives flowers and other gifts to appreciate their teachers during celebration of teacher's Day in Manila on 2 October 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Here’s what you can do to repurpose your old shoeboxes

Oct 04, 2019 - 2:57 PM

My Dream in a Shoebox aims to sponsor kids’ education and give school supplies as gifts this Christmas

GIFT-GIVING DAY. A fun-filled Gift Giving Day at St. Pedro Calungsod Parish in Muntinlupa city. All photos by My Dream in a Shoebox

[OPINION] A teacher's life, from the point of view of her red ballpen

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Yes, as she grew older, so did her students, and we were used to grade longer, more complicated papers that tackled darker and more serious topics

QUIZ: How financially-savvy are you?

Oct 02, 2019 - 3:07 PM

Do you think you’ve got a good handle on your finances? Test your financial know-how through this short quiz.

Rowena Garcia: The singing, storytelling science teacher

Sep 28, 2019 - 4:53 PM

She begins her classes by singing songs to set the mood and to make her learners feel that science is a subject one should not fear

INSPIRATION. Rowena Maynes Garcia, Teacher III in Baguio City National High School, sings songs, writes and recites poem, and tells stories that bring positive impact to her learners and colleagues.

FALSE: Teachers to receive ‘DepEd anniv bonus’ starting November 15

Sep 28, 2019 - 11:50 AM

The Department of Education clarifies the anniversary bonus is only given every 5 years

Finovation 2019: for stronger collaboration and greater credit access through upgraded fintech

Sep 25, 2019 - 5:02 PM

With the theme "Real Problems, Real Solutions," the summit was held on September 25 at The Peninsula Manila

House OKs bill requiring universities to teach workers' rights

Sep 23, 2019 - 9:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would integrate labor education into the mandatory social science subjects under the general education curriculum

ENDING ENDO. Various workers'  groups stage a protest to call for the end of labor contractualization on August 26, 2019. Fie photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Funds for 2020 barangay polls to be realigned to DA, DepEd instead

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says legislators are already set to postpone the 2020 barangay and SK elections, whose funds can now be realigned to other government programs next year

BUDGET REALIGNMENTS. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano discusses the 4 government programs whose funds lawmakers want to augment in 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

TESDA wants P3.3-billion additional budget for 2020

Sep 19, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority chief Isidro Lapeña says half of the requested additional funding will be used to implement the Tulong-Trabaho Act

BUDGET. TESDA chief Isidro Lapena attends their budget hearing at the Senate on September 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Students joining climate strikes may be excused from classes – DepEd

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:32 PM

But students need to get the consent of their parents or guardians to participate

EXCUSED. This file photo shows students of Corazon Aquino Elementary School at the start of school year 2018-2019 on June 4, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Private schools group decries budget cut in DepEd’s voucher program

Sep 18, 2019 - 7:55 PM

The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations says subsidy cuts could lead to a 'massive migration of students and teachers from the private schools to the public schools' past its capacity

NO TO BUDGET CUTS. The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines says cuts in subsidies would result in migration of students from private to public schools. Rappler file photo

Vitriolo claims reinstatement 'final' with Supreme Court ruling

Sep 18, 2019 - 1:16 PM

(UPDATED) Julito Vitriolo is a career official at the Commission on Higher Education who is still claiming his post as executive director

POWER STRUGGLE. Power struggle continues in the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as the Supreme Court affirms the reinstatement of former executive director  Julito Vitriolo. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

INFOGRAPHIC: How to avoid credit card rejection and get #AcceptED

Sep 17, 2019 - 3:01 PM

Education is the first step. Here are the common reasons why applications are rejected and what you must do to get #AcceptED.

Gabay Guro celebrates 12 years of nation-building

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Gabay Guro is also set to launch an app this month to further its seventh core pillar – Innovation

John Henri C. Yanez, Head of Tribute Pillar of Gabay Guro during the Press Conference of Gabay Guro Grand Gathering 2019 at the Cities Event Place in Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Manila Water Foundation wins Quill Award for hygiene education initiative

Sep 14, 2019 - 12:15 AM

They also received an Award of Merit for championing engineers for social good

DepEd attached agencies get lower share in proposed 2020 budget

Sep 12, 2019 - 5:23 PM

All 5 agencies attached to the Department of Education absorbed budget cuts compared to the 2019 allocations

DepEd wants P30-billion budget increase for 2020

Sep 03, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The agency will prioritize 5 programs for boosting education quality and 6 for improving education access in its bid for 'more nuanced and carefully targeted interventions'

BIGGEST BUDGET. The Department of Education gets the largest share of the proposed P4.1-trillion budget, with a total of P P551.72 billion. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINION] Our languages are in trouble, so what?

Sep 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM

The education system has reinforced the narrow definition of success in terms of proficiency in two dominant languages: English and Filipino

DepEd plans to hire 10,000 teachers, 5,000 non-teaching staff in 2020

Sep 02, 2019 - 5:09 PM

In its proposed budget for 2020, the Department of Education is allotting P2.55 billion for hiring 10,000 teachers and creating 5,000 new non-teaching positions

NEW HIRES. This file photo shows a classroom at Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Ang pag-abot ng pangarap ng mga mag-aaral ng St Nicholas

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Kabilang sa broken family. Abandonado. Ulila. Nawalay sa pamilya. Working students. May mga estudyante sa St Nicolas Senior High School of Cabanatuan City na may mabibigat na pinagdaraanan. Maaari ninyo silang tulungan.