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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

[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.

Narrowing down UP Diliman's GE program is a disservice to PH

Mar 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Why sacrifice General Education subjects for the sake of specialization when it can enhance the learning capacity of students to specialize? Why be so spendthrift to investing in shaping the minds of future generations?

Debunking K to 12 myths

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

President Aquino says the credentials of our countrymen working overseas are already being questioned because they lack K to 12 education Reality is against the government s claim

Elementary students get handed their papers in an overloaded classroom during the first day of school at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon city, east suburban Manila, Philippines, 02 June 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Duterte supports K to 12

May 24, 2016 - 4:35 PM

UPDATED Initially skeptical about the education program Duterte now says he was convinced by Department of Education officials to support it

PH EDUCATION. Rody Duterte says he sees the value in the K to 12 program. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Move your books to Mindanao!

Aug 05, 2015 - 2:41 PM

Books are passports to learning possibilities Help young Mindanawans achieve their potential

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Top fresh grads commit to teaching in public schools

Jun 05, 2015 - 1:54 PM

A new cohort of Teach for the Philippines teacher fellows commit to the vision that by 2050 all Filipino children will have access to education

Albay lawmaker questions lack of classrooms for K to 12

Jun 01, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Albay Representative Fernando Gonzalez says classrooms that can accommodate senior high school are not ready and many students will be displaced

BEHIND TARGET. An Albay representative questions the delay in the construction of classrooms in his district for the K to 12 program ahead of the opening of classes on June 1. File photo

State of PH education hinders bid for inclusive growth

Feb 07, 2015 - 8:42 PM

Our education needs more discipline and depth so our frame of thought would be fixed says Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Laura Del Rosario chair of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Senior Officials Meeting

Advice to OFWs: Study online, get degrees

Dec 26, 2014 - 2:55 PM

The newly signed Open Distance Learning law provides access to education when the source of information and the learners are separated by time and distance or both

File photo of an OFW checking his requirements for employment. David Lozada/ Rappler

How to fix the education system? Think like a businessman

Aug 28, 2014 - 7:43 PM

In Pakistan a group of business leaders has been using personal money and corporate donations to build schools in far flung communities since 1995 The Citizens’ Foundation will receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award this year

What tutoring public school kids has taught me

Aug 12, 2014 - 6:51 PM

My unreasonable fear of children was overshadowed by the sobering need to help

Teaching: A labor of love

Jul 09, 2014 - 1:54 PM

Love is always a challenge and the only way to even attempt to respond to this impossible call is a matter of faith

Foreign students in the PH share scholarship tips

Sep 29, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Three Southeast Asian students in the Philippines share tips on how to successfully apply for a scholarship