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Bill allowing class opening after August now up for Duterte’s signature

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:17 PM

Just like the senators did, representatives unanimously approve on final reading the bill giving the President the power to set the school opening at a later date

CLASSES IN A PANDEMIC. A Manila Health Department staff disinfects a classroom of M. Hizon Elementary School on June 1, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

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

UST to honor athletes' scholarships until end of 2020

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The clarification comes after a report stated at least 30 athletes were told they would lose their scholarships in the first term of the academic year 2020-2021

SECURED. UST says no athlete will be released from scholarship for the first term of academic year 2020-21. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


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

Inside the Industry: The future of schooling with Edukasyon.ph

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Founder and CEO Henry Motte-Muñoz makes the present less scary for educators

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 teachers to receive P3,500 cash allowance this June

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The Department of Education says it is eyeing to release the cash allowance on the second week of June

BACK TO SCHOOL PREPS. Grade six school teacher Rea Aniasco arranges the classroom chairs into 20 pieces. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINYON] Bakit takot tayong maantala ang pag-aaral?

May 31, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Hindi natakot maantala sa pag-aaral ang ating mga magulang at lolo’t lola noong World War 2. Ang pandemya ay isang digmaan. Nakataya ang buhay nating lahat. Bakit tayo nagmamadali?

Despite earlier memo, Angelicum school in Iloilo clarifies it won’t close

May 29, 2020 - 8:10 PM

This comes after Angelicum School Iloilo's director, Rev. Fr. Maximo Gatela, announces the cessation of operations effective July 31 due to the difficult implications brought about by the coronavirus pandemic

Remote enrollment in basic education will be implemented during pandemic

May 28, 2020 - 4:51 PM

The Department of Education releases the guidelines for enrollment for the school year 2020-2021

BACK TO SCHOOL. File photo of elementary students. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

No need to buy gadgets, printed materials will be given – DepEd

May 28, 2020 - 3:00 PM

The Department of Education says it will find a way to bring printed learning materials to students

DISTANCE LEARNING. File photo of public elementary school students. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Hong Kong high school students go back to class

May 27, 2020 - 12:59 PM

Hundreds of secondary schools open their doors for senior students, the first classes in the state sector since late January

Workers walk on a footbridge outside the Legislative Council after passing a check point (back) manned by riot police in Hong Kong on May 27, 2020, ahead of a debate over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP

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

Roque: Classes to resume virtually if community quarantine lasts until August 24

May 26, 2020 - 4:36 PM

Students in areas without internet access may attend barangay 'makeshift classes' with radio or TV sets, says the presidential spokesperson

CYBER SCHOOLING. Students' faces appear on tablets perched on robots during a "cyber graduation" ceremony in Taguig City on May 22, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Vico Sotto: We can't let public school students get left behind

May 26, 2020 - 2:55 PM

The Pasig mayor says whether or not physical classes resume, the city is 'identifying funds' for personal learning devices for public school students

VICO SOTTO. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto during a Rappler interview in October 2019. Rappler screenshot

Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

IN PHOTOS: Robots represent graduating high school students in Taguig

May 22, 2020 - 5:39 PM

The Senator Renato ‘Compañero’ Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School resorts to technology to comply with the prohibition on mass gatherings

Indian school confessions Facebook page mistaken for anti-Duterte campaign

May 14, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Pro-Duterte users spam a Facebook page meant for alumni of Daisy Dales Senior Secondary School in India, much to the confusion of the page’s admins

[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.

Back to school? Officials move warily as challenges loom

May 08, 2020 - 11:12 PM

Although young people appear less vulnerable to COVID-19, experts say they could still be a vector for contagion, a major worry for both parents and teachers

BACK TO SCHOOL? Xavier Mancel, director of the private school Institut Sainte Genevieve, looks from a window of an empty classroom on May 7, 2020, in the French capital Paris, as the schools in France are to gradually reopen from May 11, when a partial lifting of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic will come into effect. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Schooling seeks national service delay after Olympics moved

May 06, 2020 - 6:15 PM

Swimming star Joseph Schooling requests to defer national military service yet again following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics

epa05479169 Joseph Schooling of Singapore celebrates after winning in the men's 100m Butterfly Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events at Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 August 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

National Book Store reopens for delivery orders

May 05, 2020 - 5:47 PM

Need work-from-home supplies, books, art supplies, and more? National Book Store's website is now taking orders for home delivery.

Senior high school students struggle to write in English – report

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:52 PM

What do you think can be done to improve the SHS curriculum in the country?

File photo of high school students

Pisay lends gym to Philippine Children's Medical Center employees, PUIs

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:03 PM

Allowing part of the Philippine Science High School main campus to be used by PCMC is the institution's contribution in the fight against COVID-19, on top of the face shields it has developed for health workers, says a school official

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT. Goggles, face masks, and gloves for protection against virus infection. Image from Shutterstock

AI tool predicts which coronavirus patients get deadly 'wet lung'

Mar 31, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Researchers identify changes in 3 features – liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT), reported body aches, and hemoglobin levels – that may predict COVID-19 progression to acute respiratory disease syndrome

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Lumad evacuees adjust to life under coronavirus lockdown

Mar 27, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Displaced Lumad children and teachers worry about what will happen to them in the next few weeks amid the growing number of coronavirus cases

LIFE UNDER LOCKDOWN. Displaced Lumad children from Lumad Bakwit School in UP Diliman face new challenges due to the coronavirus outbreak. All photos from Save Our Schools Network

Pisay appeals for help to produce 3D-printed face shields for health workers

Mar 25, 2020 - 8:02 AM

Due to the community quarantine, they are having difficulties getting the acetate film and 3D printer filament needed to produce the face shields

Give cash to urban poor during coronavirus lockdown – experts

Mar 23, 2020 - 2:10 PM

Experts say the government should hit pause on infrastructure projects and focus on people's immediate needs

Rappler Talk: Saving the economy from a pandemic

Mar 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM

Rappler talks to Alfredo Paloyo, senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong in Australia, on what the Philippine government should do to protect the poor and save the economy from the coronavirus pandemic


Economists to gov't: Spend P300 billion or more vs coronavirus

Mar 23, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Filipino economists recommend cash aid, food and non-food vouchers, and paid leaves to save lives and the economy

Cavite shortens school year, puts graduation rites on hold amid virus risks

Mar 13, 2020 - 4:53 PM

The shorter school calendar covers only public grade schools and high schools. Private schools may use their discretion in adjusting their school calendars

 SHORTENED SCHOOL YEAR. Public schools in Cavite will end the school year 2019-2020 earlier than usual to get students and teachers out of the way possible coronavirus spread, according to Governor Jonvic Remulla. File photo of the Gov. Ferrer Memorial National High School in General Trias City by Dennis Abrina

#SanaAllSchools: Students seek safe spaces vs sexual harassment on campus

Mar 10, 2020 - 9:45 AM

Several school administrators and student leaders call for 'safe space desks' on campuses nationwide, where victims could report their experiences for immediate action

SAFE SPACES. Student leaders and school officials call for the establishment of safe space desks in campuses all over the country on Monday, March 9, at the University Hotel in UP Diliman. Photo by Samantha Bagayas

Japan gov't says pupils should stay home while schools closed over virus

Feb 28, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Japan's education ministry formally request all elementary, junior and high schools in the country to close next Monday several weeks ahead of the start of their spring break in late March

STAY HOME. File photo of Japanese puplis going to school. Photo by Kyodo News

[OPINION] The need for our schools to be homonormative

Feb 17, 2020 - 1:42 PM

There are even instances when LGBTQ people are made to sign 'contracts' to ensure they did not express their sexual orientation and gender identity

Parkland survivors remember friends 2 years after mass shooting

Feb 15, 2020 - 2:19 PM

Families attend ceremonies near the site of the massacre in Parkland, Florida, as they observe a minute of silence at 10:17 am for the 17 victims

(FILE) Flowers, candles and mementos sit outside one of the makeshift memorials at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 27, 2018. Photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Rappler story on out-of-school youth in Bicol wins DOLE media award

Feb 12, 2020 - 3:43 PM

Written by Bicol-based journalist Mavic Conde, the story tells of opportunities for full-time work that out-of-school youth and undergraduates got through DOLE's Jobstart program

[PODCAST] Making Space: Lumad schools face challenges after government-ordered closure

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:30 AM

What challenges lie ahead for indigenous children in Mindanao after the government closed down 54 Lumad schools? Rius Valle of the Save Our Schools Network give us some answers.

A school communication app gamifies the classroom

Feb 09, 2020 - 10:14 AM

Parents says the popular app ClassDojo raises fears about teacher bias

CLASSDOJO. Image adapted from graphic by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story.

WATCH: Lumad children want to be back in classrooms

Jan 31, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Will students from indigenous communities be able to return to their schools now that martial law in Mindanao has been lifted?

University of Santo Tomas releases USTET 2020 results

Jan 28, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Did you take the UST Entrance Test for school year 2020-2021?

Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

Aklan rushes repair of schools damaged by Typhoon Ursula

Jan 01, 2020 - 1:06 PM

DepEd officials are worried as classes are set to open January 6

PHOTO San Roque Elementary School in Malinao, Aklan during the devastation of Typhoon Ursula PHOTO ATIR ADLIH

LOOK: These 7 milk tea-flavored treats are for the milk tea-obsessed

Dec 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM

From wintermelon donuts, milk tea cheesecake, and milk tea bingsu – it's 2019, and we still can't get enough of milk tea!

Duterte certifies as urgent pay hike for teachers, other gov't workers

Dec 16, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte asks Congress to fast-track a measure that would raise the salary of public school teachers by 20% to 30%

School year 2018-2019 begins at the Corazon Aquino Elemtary School on June 4, 2018. Students and teachers started off the day wth the flag ceremony, morning exercises before the students entered into their designated classrooms. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Vico Sotto's politics: Open to compromise but never to corruption

Dec 09, 2019 - 10:28 PM

As with any battle, preparation is key, says the young mayor of Pasig City as he tries to overhaul decades of rigid bureaucracy and patronage politics in his hometown

VICO'S POLITICS. In this file photo, Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto announces the new scholarship program to be offered to residents of Pasig during his visit at the Pasig City Science High School on October 8, 2019. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

'More sushi for us': Joseph Schooling makes Olympics cut in SEA Games 2019

Dec 09, 2019 - 7:50 AM

A relieved Joseph Schooling gets the chance to defend his 100m butterfly gold in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

GOLDEN RETURN. Joseph Schooling looks back and sees that he eclipsed the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cut in the 2019 SEA Games men's 100m butterfly.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Joseph Schooling targets Olympics return in SEA Games 2019

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Swimming star Joseph Schooling competes in the Philippine hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games with an Olympic berth on the line

ON THE LINE. Joseph Schooling races in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games for a chance to make the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Photo by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

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

Camiguin hosts Mindanao state tertiary schools friendship games

Nov 24, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Now on its 30th year, the Mindanao Association of State Tertiary Schools, Inc. (MASTS) celebrates with the theme: "A legacy of leadership, unity, and passion through sports, cultures, and the arts"

Here's how you can help the student who jots down notes on banana leaf

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Donations pour in for a 16-year-old student of Lianga Comprehensive High School in Surigao del Sur who used a banana leaf to jot down notes

16-year-old Erlande O. Monter of Lianga Comprehensive High School in Surigao del Sur jots his notes down on a banana leaf. Photo from Lianga Comprehensive High School in Surigao del Sur Facebook page