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EXPLAINER: Handa na bang magbukas ng klase sa Agosto 24 ang Pilipinas?

Jul 08, 2020 - 8:41 PM

Tuturuan ang mga estudyante sa pamamagitan ng printed modules, online learning, at mga leksiyon sa TV o radyo. Maraming tutol sa desisyon ng DepEd na ituloy ang school opening.

[OPINION] Being gay in an all-girl Catholic school

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:41 PM

'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'

DepEd ramps up online education platform ahead of new school year

Jul 04, 2020 - 5:55 PM

The education department is doubling the capacity of DepEd Commons to accommodate at least 17 million users by August 24

Printed materials, online classes 'most preferred' for distance learning – DepEd

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:35 AM

The Department of Education says the opening of classes on August 24 is pushing through, despite criticism regarding the government’s readiness for implementing distance learning

A school teacher and staff at the Mabini Elementary School in Baguio City prepares emergency kits for students of each grade level and disinfects the premises to ensure protection and prevent transmission of the covid-19 virus. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

After backlash, Briones orders review of distance learning requirements for private schools

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:59 PM

This comes after private schools raised concerns over the 'non-negotiable' requirements that, according to them, were finalized without any public consultation

REVIEW. Education Secretary Leonor Briones orders review on DepEd memo, which sets requirements for the conduct of distance learning in private schools. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DepEd: 40% of public school teachers trained for distance learning

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:06 PM

A Department of Education official tells a Senate panel that so far, 300,000 of the country's 800,000 public school teachers have been trained for distance learning, with just two months left before the opening of classes

DISTANCE LEARNING. File photo of students during the first day of classes school year 2017-2018. Photo by Ben Nabong

How to help students in need cope with distance learning

Jun 24, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(UPDATED) Here are some of the initiatives

85,000 Makati public school students to get free learning modules, internet load

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:29 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the learner's package and free internet load will benefit all public school students from preschool to senior high school. Teachers will get free internet load as well.

SCHOOLS PRE-PANDEMIC. Grade school students sing the national anthem before the coronavirus pandemic hit the Philippines. File photo photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Balancing education risks during this pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The pandemic has made distance learning a necessary tool. But it cannot serve as the exclusive approach to education while we wait for a vaccine.

For distance learning, Nancy Binay advises DepEd to train parents too

Jun 11, 2020 - 11:39 AM

'Napakalaki po ng participation ng magulang dito e. Mayroon ho bang separate training ang DepEd para sa mga parents?' Senator Nancy Binay asks

TRAINING FOR PARENTS. Senator Nancy presides a Senate hearing during the 18th Congress. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Teachers’ group: ‘Distance learning moves education farther from poor children’s reach’

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:21 PM

The Alliance for Concerned Teachers is also demanding the Department of Education provide teachers with laptops and P1,500 internet allowance per month for the school year 2020-2021

Members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers show placards of their demand inside a vehicle as they hold a lighting protest in front of the Departmen of Education office in Pasig City on June, 9, 2020. The group demanded the education agency to face the heightening crisis in the educational system brought by the pandemic. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Distance learning: A looming crisis for students with special needs

Jun 09, 2020 - 3:58 PM

While distance learning for basic education students is a challenge, it's even more so for teachers figuring out how best to teach students with disabilities

Leaving it to LGUs to provide gadgets to students can further digital divide – group

Jun 08, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Some local governments are rich, some aren't. A teachers' group says the national government should step in.

Duterte on DepEd's distance learning: 'I don't know if we're ready'

Jun 05, 2020 - 6:30 PM

'Secretary Briones is insisting that there is an alternative there. She has a very good program for that like teleconferencing. The technology is good. I don't know if we are ready for that,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

PRE-PANDEMIC TIMES. File photo of students during the first day of classes. Rappler photo

DepEd warns public against illegal selling of learning materials online

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The Department of Education says all learning materials will be free of charge once they become available

Teachers' group wants class opening delayed to January 2021

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:52 PM

The Teachers' Dignity Coalition says delaying the opening of classes would give them more time to prepare for the distance learning approach

PRE-PANDEMIC SCHOOL. File photo of Corazon Aquino Elementary School students. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

[OPINION] In response to Senator Imee Marcos' statement on teachers

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:31 PM

'Instead of blaming teachers for not being able to teach soft skills, as Senator Marcos claims, the government could alleviate the issue by investing more in the education system'

DepEd: Students with special needs included in distance learning preps

Jun 01, 2020 - 7:20 PM

The Department of Education has 3 months to prepare before the start of distance learning on August 24

INCLUSIVE LEARNING. File photo of DepEd Undersecretary Tionisto Umali. Rappler photo

Senators unanimously approve proposal to delay start of classes

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) Senate Bill 1541 seeks to give the President the power to set the start of classes later than August during a state of emergency

DINFECTING CLASSROOMS. Members of Manila Health Department disinfects the classrooms of M. Hizon Elementary School as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19 and for the enrollment of students on June 1. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

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