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Public school enrollment to push through on June 1 – Malacañang

May 27, 2020 - 11:03 AM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says that face-to-face classes will only be allowed in areas that are no longer under community quarantine by the time classes start

Students and teachers of Laurel Elementary School cover their noses in an attempt to reduce the stink coming from a nearby dumpsite. Photo from Laurel Baho facebook page

[ANALYSIS] Don't confuse schooling with learning

May 26, 2020 - 2:00 PM

President Duterte rejects the idea of opening classes in August, saying we should wait for a vaccine first. Does this mean education has to stop?

[OPINION] Have you asked your teachers how they're doing in this pandemic?

May 21, 2020 - 3:15 PM

'Does the institution care for our teachers? What if those teachers also become carriers of the virus to their students and family members? Will the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education be accountable for this?'

Ex-U.P. chancellor: Gov’t should give SUCs ‘more resources’ for online learning

May 15, 2020 - 9:07 PM

'They should never ever sacrifice the education budget so we could build up necessary facilities for online learning,' former University of the Philippines Diliman chancellor Michael Tan says

MORE FUNDS. Former UP chancellor Michael Tan says that the government should allot more funds to state universities and colleges for the shift to online learning. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] The costs of school closures

May 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

If education authorities want a new education 'normal' where blended learning is a viable strategy, they must go beyond simply encouraging its use. Government must provide funding support.

[ANALYSIS] Going back to school – and the challenges ahead

May 01, 2020 - 11:30 AM

The impediment to a broader use of digital learning lies on the student side – and to address this requires government and private sector support

[OPINION] What will happen to poor students when schools go online?

Mar 16, 2020 - 1:56 PM

After this pandemic, the gap between the rich and the poor will still remain

Congress passes bill requiring GMRC in K to 12 curriculum

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:38 PM

The bill is now up for the President's signature

GOOD MANNERS. Elementary students inside listen to their teacher in a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] A few possible benefits of the coronavirus outbreak

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:10 PM

'I realized that online learning is not exactly a worst case scenario'

Vico Sotto: Pasig schools will use 'sablay' instead of toga at graduations

Feb 21, 2020 - 10:56 PM

It's more Filipino and more affordable, says the Pasig mayor

PASIG MAYOR. Vico Sotto poses with students at one of Pasig's public schools on his 100th day in office in October 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Gatchalian: Better for PH to join PISA in 2024 than in 2021

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:48 PM

'Joining the [Programme for International Student Assessment] next year without cascading the reforms, I don't think we will expect good results,' says the chair of the Senate committee on basic education

SKIP PISA. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urges DepEd to skip PISA next year. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] To improve the Philippines, Filipinos should have something to live for

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:44 PM

Do you have any intention or ambition to contribute to the country?

[OPINYON] Tara, tong-its!

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Ang mga guro muna ang dapat malugod sa pagbabasa bago ang kanilang mag-aaral. Dahil hindi kayang isalin kahit ng pinakamasinop na learning plan at daily lesson log ang lugod at kawilihang dulot ng pagbabasa.

[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.

[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

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.

[OPINION] Let them read Wattpad

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM

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

[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?

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] 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

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.

Gatchalian to study no homework policy proposal 'carefully'

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says the Senate committee on basic education's priorities are with the K-12 curriculum and addressing the demands of the job market and job mismatch

NO HOMEWORK. Lawmakers at the House of Representatives file a bill seeking to ban giving homework over the weekend. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DepEd Senior High School Voucher Program results for SY 2019-2020 released

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The voucher will cover only two years regardless of how long it will take for a student to finish senior high school

Teachers renew calls for 'urgent' salary hike as classes open

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:59 PM

'Be it school opening, graduation period, or vacation time, teachers ache for just compensation,' says Alliance of Concerned Teachers Secretary General Raymond Basilio

NEW SCHOOL YEAR. Students and teachers  at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School start the new school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Classroom shortages greet teachers, students in opening of classes

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:04 PM

In order to cope, some schools find the need to split classrooms in half to accommodate students. Teachers say until a more permanent solution is reached, students' learning will continue to be affected by the lack of facilities.

HALF A ROOM. Teachers take in more students at the Bagong Silangan Elementary School by halving classrooms to fit at least 40 learners. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Public schools open amid ‘increasing number of challenges’

Jun 03, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Some classrooms don't have chairs, some are mere tents, but the DepEd vows ‘to deliver quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education’

[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.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves

Netizens slam SC ruling to make Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 28, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'Ito ang mga kaluluwa ng ating pagkakakilanlan,' says a netizen who joined others on social media in slamming the High Court’s decision to make Filipino and Panitikan optional in college

[OPINION] No vaccination, no education: A fair trade?

Apr 03, 2019 - 9:59 AM

While the proposal of withholding education from unvaccinated children is justifiable, long-term and systemic solutions must also be pursued to prevent the same problems from happening

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It may be funny, but PETA's 'Charot!' does not take charter change lightly

Jan 24, 2019 - 8:35 PM

The theater company's upcoming play is a clever, thoughtful discussion on federalism and voting

SERIOUS COMEDY. The team behind PETA's upcoming play says 'Charot!'. The comedy-musical is a discourse on federalism, written for a younger audience. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

House recognizes British School Manila as international education institution

Nov 20, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The British School Manila is seeking to get the recognition from the government to prevent being shut down by the Department of Education by the end of SY 2018-2019

NEEDING RECOGNITION. The British School of Manila is asking Congress to recognize it as an international education institution. Photo by author DTinayBSM from Wikipedia

[OPINION] U.S., Philippines: Friends, partners in educational exchange

Nov 18, 2018 - 12:02 PM

I am confident we can – and must – expand educational exchange even further to prepare our youth

Education advocates to gather in Students’ Rights Summit 2018

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Interested participants may register online or contact Rise For Education until November 16

PETA theater goes political for its 51st season

Sep 26, 2018 - 3:04 PM

The Stage of the Nation campaign bridges art and politics

Education, health may suffer huge budget cuts in 2019 budget

Aug 13, 2018 - 3:27 PM

Allocations for the construction of new buildings and health facilities, and scholarship programs are scrapped from the proposed cash-based 2019 budget

AFFECTED STUDENTS. Funds allotted for school buildings and scholarships may be reduced under a cash-based budget in 2019. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Senate OKs bill recognizing British School Manila as internat'l education institution

May 16, 2018 - 5:53 PM

The bill's approval comes two months after the Department of Education order for British School Manila to comply with requirements to legally operate in the country as an international school

BRITISH SCHOOL MANILA. The 2016 facade of British School Manila. Photo by author DTinayBSM from Wikipedia.

LIVE: #ShiftED launch at Edutech 2018

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Catch one of the key sessions at EduTech 2018, the biggest education conference in the Philippines

WATCH: 20 Questions with Eugene Domingo

Feb 14, 2018 - 9:37 PM

The 'Night Mother' actress talks about theater, her love life, and what she thinks of when she heard the word, 'hope'

EUGENE DOMINGO. The actress stars in PETA's production of 'Night Mother.' Rappler Screenshot

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

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

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

Activists heckle Briones over Lumad schools issue

Nov 28, 2017 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) Confronted in an open forum, Education Secretary Leonor Briones says activists are barking up the wrong tree when they blame DepEd for the bombing of schools in indigenous communities

TRUTH IN TEACHING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones talks about truth-telling during Rappler's forum on Tuesday, November 28. 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

[OPINION] The humanities vs Dutertismo

Oct 30, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Our results-oriented education makes us forget that we go to school, especially college, not simply to learn how to do things, but to become better citizens and better people

'Buwan at Baril' returns onstage at PETA Theater Center

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Freedom from Debt Coalition and Sugid Productions announce a rerun of the play by Chris Millado