K to 12 - updates

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[OPINION] Why senior high school needs urgent fixing

May 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Despite severe birth pains, the SHS program is here to stay. But we need to know as soon as possible which parts of it are working and which aren’t.

FALSE: Duterte scraps K to 12 program

May 24, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The President has no power to repeal a law

MISLEADING: Government offers cash 'incentives' to K-12 honor students

Apr 03, 2019 - 8:08 PM

The cash incentives are for graduating honor students of all public elementary and high schools in Taguig only

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

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

JobStreet 2018 report: Only 24% of employers willing to hire K to 12 graduates

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:10 PM

According to JobStreet.com's 2018 Fresh Graduate Report, 35% of employers are not yet ready to hire K to 12 graduates, while 41% say their companies are still evaluating it

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

2,152 gov’t scholars to get delayed allowance by December 29 – CHED

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:27 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan acknowledges that 'delays have caused pain to our scholars, many of whom rely on the living allowances for the daily subsistence of their families'

FAST-TRACKING. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says they are fast-tracking their internal processes to release the delayed living allowances of scholars. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Higher cash aid available for college workers displaced by K to 12

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

At least P10,000 will be given to staff of higher education institutions who were displaced because of the K to 12 program

K TO 12 EFFECT. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III encourages displaced workers of colleges and universities to avail the financial aid available for them.

20,000 K to 12 vocational labs to suffer due to P30-B DepEd budget cut

Sep 27, 2017 - 1:35 PM

P30 billion out of the proposed P36 billion for technical-vocational labs for Grade 11 and 12 students will be realigned to fund the free tuition law next year

DEPED BUDGET. Students of President Corazon C. Aquino High School attend the flag ceremony during the first day of classes in Baseco, Tondo, Manila on June 5, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Issues mentioned in SONA 2017

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:13 AM

Rappler compiles the following highlights of President Rodrigo Duterte s second State of the Nation Address

SONA 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) before members of Congress on July 24, 2017. Malacañang photo

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

Are companies still hesitant to hire K to 12 graduates?

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:20 PM

It s important that in the long run people do realize and accept the reality that the graduates of K to 12 are ready for some of the kinds of work that are available in our economy says Philippine Business for Education chair Ramon del Rosario Jr

Classroom photo c/o DepEd

Former DepEd chief Luistro is new La Salle president

Jul 04, 2017 - 9:02 AM

Luistro will complete his predecessor s unexpired term as president until March 2020

LA SALLE PRESIDENT. Former education secretary Armin Luistro is the new president of the De La Salle Philippines. Screenshot from Rappler

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:58 PM

2017 marks the second year of the full implementation of the K to 12 program and the first year that Grade 12 will be rolled out nationwide

JOINT OPENING. In this file photo, then Education Secretary Armin Luistro (right) and incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones visit the K to 12 students of Commonwealth High School in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Public schools open for school year 2017-2018

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How s the first day of school like for 22 9 million students all over the country?

Students of President Corazon Aquino High School attend the flag ceremony during the first day of classes in Baseco, Tondo, Manila on June 5, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

22.9M students return to public schools nationwide

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:50 AM

Including enrollees in private schools about 27 million students are expected for school year 2017 2018 according to the DepEd

Grade 1 students queue outside the classrooms at Belmonte Elementary School in Holy Spirit, Quezon City, before the start of school year 2017-2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

STI to raise up to P5B to fund campus expansions

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Schools in the STI network see a surge in enrollment due to the K to 12 program

WATCH: Educators gather for 2nd National K to 12 Conference

Jan 11, 2017 - 1:42 PM

With the theme One DepEd for Quality Basic Education the 2nd National K to 12 Conference builds on the gains of the first conference organized in early December of 2016

Cavite, Cebu schools prepare PWDs for employment

Nov 20, 2016 - 5:30 PM

These two special education centers equip their students with skills needed for livelihood opportunities

LEARNING INDEPENDENCE. Schools in Cavite and Cebu City train their kids with livelihood skills. Photos by Patty Pasion/Rappler

K to 12: Retrenched college teachers win case vs Miriam College

Nov 14, 2016 - 8:58 PM

UPDATED Miriam College President Rosario Lapus says the school which has acted fairly will appeal the decision of the Labor Arbiter

CHED chief slammed for urging students to take vocational courses

Nov 09, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Youth and educators groups says CHED chief Patricia Licuanan s recommendation is meant to limit students aspirations and to produce cheap labor for employers abroad

LIMITING AND ALARMING. Groups slam Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chair Patricia Licuanan after urging students to take vocational courses. Photo by Rappler

UP's new GE curriculum: Should Diliman make the shift?

Nov 03, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Critics call the proposed shift a reduction of units while supporters say this is the university s way of responding to its 21st century learners

2017 budget: CHED loses P2B meant for PCARI, K to 12 transition

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The commission says the budget cut runs counter to President Duterte s 10 point agenda that puts primacy on investments in human capital development and the promotion of science and technology

DepEd lacks 15,000 teachers – Briones

Sep 26, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones also defends the proposed higher budget for 2017 saying more resources are needed due to backlogs and the implementation of Grade 12

DepEd allots P15.5B for hiring of teachers in 2017

Sep 17, 2016 - 8:32 PM

We have a challenge in hiring Math and Science teachers [We need] a huge army of teachers we ll recruit more says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

DepEd hires over 3,900 college teachers for senior high school

Sep 02, 2016 - 5:20 PM

The education department has created a total of 36 461 items for senior high school Education Secretary Leonor Briones tells congressmen

Over 3,000 college workers displaced due to K to 12

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:40 PM

The number of displacements is much lower than the initial projection the Commission on Higher Education tells congressmen during the budget hearing

No freshmen in 32 UP Diliman courses – report

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

These courses will continue according to an official from the University of the Philippines Diliman campus

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

CHED orders colleges to retain Filipino units in new GE curriculum

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Advocates of the Filipino language who questioned the curriculum before the Supreme Court now urge colleges to resurrect Filipino departments abolished because of the K to 12

Too few applicants: UST cancels 2 programs for 2016-2017

Jul 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM

The Journalism and Legal Management programs of the University of Santo Tomas are cancelled due to the low number of enrollees – an effect of the K to 12 program

Less poverty if RH law implemented earlier – NEDA chief

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:39 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says poverty reduction in the Philippines has been really very slow since policymakers have not paid attention to population policy

RH LAW. According to young mother Mary Annly Rosete, due to lack of education, she got pregnant at a tender age of 14. She takes care of her 4 children with her husband, who earns a meager income of $3 a day. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run

Briones eyes review of DepEd spending

Jul 04, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Education Secretary Briones notes that the Philippines still failed to meet the international standards for education’s budget allocation

Environmental planning topnotcher: Use more lands for education

Jun 26, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Kim Robert De Leon who topped the Environmental Planning Licensure Exam shares his vision for urban planning as well as youth development

TOPNOTCHER. Kim Robert De Leon is passionate about making sure that land is being utilized for education. Photo by Dwight De Leon

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In 2010 President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country Did he fulfill his campaign promise?

Luistro: Aquino admin failed to communicate change has happened

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

From my perspective the most difficult change the most far reaching change in education happened in the past 6 years says outgoing Education Secretary Armin Luistro

READY TO GO. Education Secretary Armin Luistro only has over a week to go in office. Screenshot from Rappler

Rappler Talk: DepEd's Sec Armin Luistro on milestones of educational reform

Jun 20, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Outgoing education secretary Armin Luistro looks back on DepEd s milestones on educational reform over the past 6 years such as the K 12 system and the academic calendar shift

K to 12 problems: Davao City school cancels classes

Jun 18, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Unfinished senior high school building no chairs no textbooks only two qualified teachers at the Jesus J Soriano National High School in Davao City

UNPREPARED. The senior high school building funded by the Department of Education is unfinished as classes start at the Jose Soriano National High School in Davao City. Photo by Editha Z. Caduaya/Rappler

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

Beyond the numbers: How Aquino fueled the economy

Jun 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Aquino s economic legacy lies in finally allowing the private sector to flourish while planting the seeds for future generations to enjoy

Paying back to community: College prof teaches in senior high school

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Marilou Syjueco a former assistant professor at the FEU Institute of Technology is willing to take a pay cut just to teach senior high school students at Malabon National High School

GIVING BACK. Marilou Syjueco, a former associate professor who will be teaching in senior high school, meets Education Secretary Armin Luistro during the opening of classes on Monday, June 13. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo

Tuguegarao schools welcome high number of Grade 11 enrollees

Jun 14, 2016 - 9:39 PM

The number of enrollees in senior high is almost double the number of Grade 10 completers in the city Many of the enrollees come from neighboring provinces

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Negros Island Region: 27,000 students enroll in senior high school

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:26 PM

The regional office of the Department of Education has asked public high school principals to trace whether all the Grade 10 completes have enrolled in Grace 11

GRADE 11. The first batch of senior high school students start their classes at the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City on June 13, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

WATCH: First day high with full rollout of senior high

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Outgoing Education Secretary Armin Luistro calls the first day of classes the best school opening thus far despite failing to meet targets for senior high school enrollment

#BalikEskwela2016: Best class opening ever? Netizens say no

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Critics dispute the Education Secretary s assertion citing the high cost of tuition despite the availability of vouchers and the low enrollment turnout which could lead to a greater number of out of school youth