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School buildings costing P326 million 'incomplete, defective' – COA

Jul 08, 2018 - 8:10 PM

The Commission on Audit says some school buildings in Metro Manila, Ilocos, and Cebu cannot be used due to issues with utilities, structural defects, and non-turnover of buildings

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‘Educate first’: Filipinos react to Baybayin as national writing system

Apr 27, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The House committee on basic education and culture has approved a bill seeking to make the pre-Hispanic script the Philippines' national writing system

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

Batangas City high school students excel in robotics competition

Mar 09, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Batangas National High School robotics coach Ronald Calderon says local government support is critical in ensuring the success of their robotics program

ROBOTICS. Members of the Batangas City delegation to the 15th National Science Quest present their winning entries to Batangas City Mayor Beverley Dimacuha. Photo by Batangas City PIO

DepEd to hold Brigada Eskwela in Marawi on Dec 13 to 15

Dec 05, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says several major companies have pledged to build school buildings in Marawi City

RUINS OF MARAWI. A soldier patrols the warzone in Marawi which remains off limits to civilians weeks after the city was liberated from local terrorists. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

DepEd to monitor learners under dengue vaccination program

Dec 02, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The education department says it will also be 'actively participating' in the review and consultations on the program

DENGUE VACCINE. A health worker administers the dengue vaccine to a student during a school-based dengue immunization at Parang Marikina Elementary School. File photo by Joel Liporada/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

P2B needed to rebuild 29 ‘totally damaged’ Marawi schools

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:25 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they are allowing Marawi students who evacuated to other cities to enroll in any school with or without documentation to foster a sense of normalcy

INFRA DAMAGE. Filipino soldiers stands in front of a destroyed building in Marawi City on the day of its liberation from terrorists on October 17. File photo by Bobbby Lagsa/Rappler

Recto: Keep DepEd P30-B budget to increase teachers' allowances

Oct 06, 2017 - 2:48 PM

Senator Ralph Recto proposes a 'rechanneling' of the P30-billion budget that the House of Representatives realigned to fund the free tuition law

TEACHERS' ALLOWANCES. Deaf students recite the alphabet in sign language during the opening of classes at the Philippine School for the Deaf in Pasay City on June 5, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

P3B slashed from DepEd’s school buildings fund in 2018

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla is not worried about the budget cut saying the DepEd is focused on addressing the backlog in the construction of new classrooms

BUDGET CUTS. DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla and Secretary Leonor Briones face the House appropriations committee on August 22. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

P95B still unused in classroom construction fund for 2017

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:56 PM

Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua says the delay in building new classrooms is caused by the intensive pre construction assessment that had to be done

PERENNIAL PROBLEM. Classroom shortage has been a longstanding issue in the Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

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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

How DepEd plans to address PH classroom shortage

Jun 10, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The education department is considering different solutions to address this perennial problem including the construction of high rise school buildings as well as school communities outside urban centers

SHORTAGE? Grade 1 students attend classes at a hallway of Belmonte Elementary School in Holy Spirit, Quezon City during the start of classes on Monday, June 5. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Over 2,000 Marawi students back in schools, says DepEd

Jun 07, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Whatever their religion whatever their belief kung kanino man silang anak lahat po ng bata ay tatanggapin natin sa ating eskwelahan says Education Assistant Secretary G H Ambat

CONFLICT. A resident of Marawi City flee from the danger zone onboard a motorcycle. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/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

Only 3 schools used as evacuation centers in Iligan City, says DepEd

Jun 05, 2017 - 5:25 PM

These schools still opened on Monday June 5 as evacuees are only using the gyms or multi purpose buildings

EVACUATION CENTERS. A family from Marawi City rest at an evacuation center in Balo-i on May 29, 2017. File photo by Ted Aljibe/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

Martial law in Mindanao: School opening to bring 'sense of normalcy'

Jun 04, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones: Schools should not be made as battlegrounds between and among contending parties engaged in violence with or without martial law

CONFLICT. Internally displaced persons pass thru a checkpoint in Iligan City on May 24, 2017, following armed clashes between the Maute group and government forces in Marawi City.

Higher tuition fees in 1,013 private elementary, high schools

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Metro Manila still has the most number of schools that will increase tuition fees for school year 2017 to 2018

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

May 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the integration of the Alternative Learning System into Brigada Eskwela is very important given the President s instruction to prioritize the program

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Apr 16, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon

DESTROYED. Heritage Gabaldon schoolhouses in Aklan that were destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Students' murder shows need to support war on drugs – Briones

Apr 06, 2017 - 2:25 PM

After an alleged drug user killed two students in Siquijor Education Secretary Leonor Briones laments that not much focus is given to victims of drug addicts

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DepEd seeks justice for raped students

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:02 PM

UPDATED The education department also asks the community to be vigilant and proactive in preventing and deterring incidents that result in the abuse exploitation and discrimination against children

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New menu for school canteens? Here's what DepEd wants kids to eat

Mar 22, 2017 - 9:45 PM

A department order lists strategies that will promote healthy diets and positive eating behaviors in public schools as well as DepEd offices nationwide

FOOD. Processed food like hotdogs are sold at the Pangantucan Central Elementary School. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

DepEd to schools: Check 'roadworthiness' of buses for field trips

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:43 AM

The education department also reminds schools and parents that educational field trips are not mandatory

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

DepEd: performance-based bonus released soon in 9 regions

Dec 22, 2016 - 12:12 PM

School based personnel in Calabarzon Mimaropa Bicol Region Western Visayas Davao Region Soccsksargen Cordillera Administrative Region Caraga and the National Capital Region should expect the bonus in the coming days

Araw ng Pagbasa: Like Ninoy Aquino, find hope in reading

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:04 PM

On Friday November 25 there will be simultaneous reading sessions across the country – the culminating activity to the 2016 National Reading Month

What bonuses will public school teachers get by year-end?

Nov 09, 2016 - 3:46 PM

A teacher with a basic salary of P19 077 can get P34 077 up to P64 077 in bonuses

Briones: CHR reviewing human rights education in K to 12

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:53 AM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones also urges education stakeholders to raise learners to be citizens of both the Philippines and the global society

Higher 'chalk allowance' for teachers sought

Oct 22, 2016 - 5:19 PM

In the war against illiteracy these are the ammos our teachers use says Senator Ralph Recto author of Senate Bill 812 which seeks to increase the allowance for teaching supplies from P1 500 to P3 500

'Complete' picture of Martial Law needed in school curriculum

Sep 21, 2016 - 12:04 PM

UPDATED Senator Bam Aquino says any online effort to revise history can be countered by an educational system that provides students with the right foundation on what happened during Martial Law

MARTIAL LAW. President Ferdinand Marcos meets with military leaders for Martial Law instructions. File photo from the Presidential Museum and Library PH

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

Recent bomb threats in schools: 'Are kids your enemies?'

Sep 08, 2016 - 4:37 PM

Hindi naman siguro nila target in [mga] bata kasi mga kabataan ito Kung gusto nilang mag communicate bombing a school is not the best way to do it says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

VERIFY. Education Secretary Leonor Briones urges schools to carefully verify bomb threats they receive. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Private colleges wary of requiring students to undergo drug testing

Sep 02, 2016 - 9:05 PM

The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations reminds the Commission on Higher Education s proposal: Focus on the pushers and not the victims – such as the students

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

CHED mulls drug testing for college admission

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:20 AM

After crafting the policy the Commission on Higher Education will seek the legal opinion of the Department of Justice

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

A way of life: Flooding in public schools

Aug 07, 2016 - 4:26 PM

Flooding in and around public schools is a constant hazard in the Philippines

San Antonio Village Elementary School’s building in Makati was built in 1991 on top of elevated ground.

DepEd chief hits schools that kick out pregnant girls

Aug 05, 2016 - 9:58 PM

There are schools which automatically kick out children who get pregnant and automatically also destroy their lives says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

SEX EDUCATION. Education Secretary Leonor Briones rebukes schools that kick pregnant girls out of school.

DepEd hopes to eliminate backlogs in procurement

Aug 04, 2016 - 1:10 PM

The Department of Education s proposed budget for 2017 is P571 billion and Secretary Leonor Briones says they plan to ensure the swift flow of funds

Tech 'crucial' in delivering education services – Briones

Aug 03, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Without technology we will not be able to move and integrate everything We cannot move without technology says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

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

Briones: PH must prove it deserves to spend more on education

Jul 29, 2016 - 6:55 PM

Even with the education department getting the biggest cut of the budget pie the country is spending only 3 of its GDP on education below international standards

EDUCATION SPENDING. Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Philippines can only show it deserves to spend 6% of the GDP on education by catching up on commitments to deliver services. Screenshot from Rappler

Briones: Schools must teach 'real life stories' on dangers of drugs

Jul 18, 2016 - 1:50 PM

Drug testing in schools will not be mandatory and will only be allowed with the consent of parents adds Education Secretary Leonor Briones

WAR ON DRUGS. The education department is looking at a different approach when it comes to teaching the 'dangers of drugs'. File photos by Ben Nabong and Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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?