basic education in the Philippines - updates

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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

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

DepEd OKs tuition fee increase in 1,232 private schools

Jun 08, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Metro Manila has the most number of schools that will increase tuition fees for school year 2016 to 2017

Aquino dismayed over students' lack of knowledge in PH history

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:40 PM

The President learns of the viral post about a moviegoer asking why Apolinario Mabini remained seated in the film Heneral Luna

'MORE ABLED'. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the 2015 Apolinario Mabini awarding ceremony at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau

Report: Fallen BSM student saw apology letter as punishment

Jun 12, 2015 - 2:37 PM

School officials of British School Manila say writing an apology letter is part of their reflection process but an independent review panel finds it excessive and non constructive

REST IN PEACE. A photo of British School Manila student Liam Madamba on display at his wake. Screengrab from ABS-CBN

Aquino: 'Don't think of K to 12 as a burden'

May 29, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Two years after signing the law President Benigno Aquino III says the country is now ready for K to 12

READY. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his message during the celebration of the second year anniversary of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, May 29, 2015. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

DepEd approves higher fees in 1,246 private schools

May 25, 2015 - 3:17 PM

Calabarzon has the most number of schools that will increase their fees while DepEd approved all applications in 7 regions

Youth activists disrupt Luistro speech in QC school

May 20, 2015 - 3:58 PM

Members of Gabriela Youth stage a protest against the K to 12 program which they say is oppressive to parents and students

'OPPRESSIVE.' Protesters from Gabriela Youth voice their anger against the K to 12 program. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Luistro: No one can stop K to 12 at this stage

May 20, 2015 - 8:20 AM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro is confident the Supreme Court will not stop the ongoing implementation of the K to 12 program despite two petitions that have already been filed against it

LAST MILE. Education Secretary Armin Luistro asks critics for their support as they finish preparations for the full implementation of K to 12. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Negros Occidental schools 'ready' for K to 12

May 12, 2015 - 6:36 PM

The province expects 46 680 students to enter senior high school by 2016

Lawmakers file second petition vs K to 12 before SC

May 06, 2015 - 1:57 PM

The petitioners believe the law failed to comply with the 1987 Constitution as far as consultations with stakeholders are concerned

SUSPEND K TO 12? Educators from different colleges and universities march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. File photo by Joel Leporada

DepEd target: Build 20,000 senior high classrooms in 2016

May 05, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says if Congress approves the budget for it this will be his department s last major classroom construction

LAST MAJOR CONSTRUCTION. The Department of Education's target is to build another 20,000 classrooms in 2016 for its senior high school program. File photo by Rapper/Jee Geronimo

Advocates want SC to stop 'anti-Filipino' new GE curriculum

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Petitioners say a CHED memorandum that will exclude national language courses from the general education curriculum in colleges violates the Constitution

Classes in public schools begin June 1

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:46 AM

School year 2015 2016 will have 201 school days and will end on April 1 2016

Expect higher dropout rates due to K to 12 – Trillanes

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:27 PM

Senator Sonny Trillanes who is calling for the suspension of the K to 12 program says more students might stop schooling because of additional expenses needed to finish two more years of high school

SUSPEND K TO 12. Senator Sonny Trillanes is one of the lawmakers calling for the suspension of K to 12 on the grounds that the country is not yet prepared for its full implementation. File photo by Rappler

Group seeks SC TRO vs K to 12

Mar 12, 2015 - 7:33 PM

A coalition of educators files the petition on grounds of labor woes and the inadequacy of a P29 billion transition fund for K to 12

SUSPEND K TO 12? Educators from different colleges and universities Thursday march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. Photo by Joel Leporada

Suspend K to 12? But PH ready for it – Luistro

Mar 11, 2015 - 4:42 PM

While displacements will likely happen because of the K to 12 program Luistro says the government is working on safety nets for workers in higher education institutions

LAST MILE. Education Secretary Armin Luistro asks critics for their support as DepEd finishes preparations for the full implementation of K to 12. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Students near Mayon take shifts in classrooms

Sep 23, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Some schools have been vacated while others have been turned into evacuation centers thus the need to shorten classes to accommodate more students

MAKESHIFT CLASSROOMS. Students in Guinobatan, Albay attend classes in tents. Photo from Albay Governor Joey Salceda's Facebook account

'Last leg' before K to 12: DepEd gets highest budget

Sep 10, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto outlines the crucial initiatives to be funded by the proposed P365 billion DepEd expenditure for 2015

FUNDING EDUCATION. Students at Casili elementary school in San Rafael, Rodriguez Rizal carry their own chairs during the opening of class. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Luistro: P25K minimum pay for teachers 'realistic'

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:13 PM

The education secretary says he is very supportive of any increase in the salary of teachers within the budget of the administration

Luistro: Forming God-loving learners still DepEd's vision

Aug 30, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says his department s new vision mission and core values must be appreciated in its entirety

INFOGRAPHIC: How much are public school teachers getting?

Aug 16, 2014 - 7:20 AM

They are apparently not getting enough salary and benefits – at least 4 lawmakers have filed bills to increase their take home pay

Wanted: Bikes, boats for students in far-flung areas

Aug 06, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro urges local government units to add bicycle lanes for students and to ensure safety standards for students who will ride in boats

Congress considers fund to help workers affected by K to 12

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:38 PM

The House committee on higher and technical education asks CHED for an actual number of affected workers before discussing the proposed P29 billion transition fund

DepEd seeks P1B Quick Response Fund for 2015

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:17 AM

The Quick Response Fund is a built in budgetary allocation for agencies responding to areas affected by catastrophes and crises

What college courses are in the new GE curriculum?

Jun 24, 2014 - 7:16 PM

What will be left of general education courses in college when the Commission on Higher Education starts reducing the GE curriculum to 36 units in 2018?

House to probe new CHED memo

Jun 24, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The House Committee on Higher and Technical Education will evaluate the possible effects of the new CHED memo on students and teachers

CHED may require use of Filipino to teach some GE courses

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The Commission will also propose to Congress a stabilization fund that will cover the cost of maintaining faculty and the cost of lost of enrollment in colleges due to K to 12

TRANSITION PAINS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the country will have to weather the transition phase of the K to 12 program 'as best as we can.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

No Filipino subjects in college? 'Tanggol Wika' opposes CHED memo

Jun 21, 2014 - 10:11 PM

The newly created alliance says it will bring its fight all the way to Malacañang

College professors fear massive retrenchment due to K to 12

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:11 PM

A set of guidelines is expected to be released by the end of June to guide employers on what to do during the nationwide implementation of the program

DepEd increases subsidy for students outside NCR

May 31, 2014 - 4:50 PM

The government now provides a subsidy of P7 500 to deserving elementary school graduates outside Metro Manila who wish to pursue their secondary education in private schools

Caloocan mulls 3-day school week

May 27, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Only 20 schools in Metro Manila remain congested with classrooms accommodating as many as 70 students

BACK TO SCHOOL. Overcrowding in schools is a phenomenon common in over-populated areas such as Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

More subjects, less time in school for 1st graders

Apr 05, 2012 - 2:13 PM

Incoming grade 1 students and high school freshmen will be under DepEd s K to 12 curriculum