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The Philippine Association of Communication Educators promises to join electoral education initiatives 'to remind voters that no one, not even lawmakers, shall curtail press freedom'
'We are ready to open [classes] this August. No ifs, no buts. Learning must continue. We learn as one, we are ready,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III
CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says the initiative is for 'smaller universities' that have limited capacity to prepare their faculty for the start of classes on August
'[T]here are no initiatives yet to properly train teachers in indigenous history and heritage'
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.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones attributes the transfer of students to public schools to the economic downturn, with many parents losing their jobs
'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'
'Seminars are great morale boosters but fail to create lasting change. Participants are likely to remember how lackluster the speaker was, how many punchlines he delivered, or how picturesque the venue was, but not the goals of the program.'
'Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States,' US Immigration and Custom Enforcement says in a statement
Are constructing new bathrooms and giving sewing classes enough to welcome girls in high schools that are so used to being all-boys? Rappler explores the topic with La Salle Green Hills and Ateneo Senior High School alumni.
The education department is doubling the capacity of DepEd Commons to accommodate at least 17 million users by August 24
The Commission on Higher Education says it made the decision in response 'to the call of many students who want to pursue their medical education but were not able to take the National Medical Admission Test'
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
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque himself points out that the FDCP has no regulatory powers
As of July 1, 16.6 million students in public and private schools have enrolled – just around 59% of the 27.7 million enrollees in 2019
'I dare do not discredit the happiness and pride people gain in finishing courses'
'Hindi tuluyang lalaya ang kaisipan ng taumbayan kung nakakubli ang agham sa wikang ginagamit lamang ng iilan'
The program aims to provide financial assistance for incoming senior high school students in participating private or non-DepEd public senior high schools
'The webinar is eroticized by so-called experts as a necessary and legitimate qualification. The certificate becomes the cult-favorite signal of self-improvement.'
This comes after private schools raised concerns over the 'non-negotiable' requirements that, according to them, were finalized without any public consultation
As a subject, Good Manners and Right Conduct was removed when the K-12 curriculum was implemented in 2013. This was only integrated in other subjects.
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
The Department of Education also says it will meet with private schools next week to discuss their concerns about a department order on 'non-negotiable' distance learning requirements
Approximately 70% of Dream House School's 101 pupils are Mapuche, an indigenous people who live in Chile and Argentina. Most don't own computers and even fewer have access to the internet.
'DepEd policies for their back-to-school program [are] anti-poor. The education department assumes that all students are capable of teaching themselves at home,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro
'Where will the private schools get the financial wherewithal to fund the 'non-negotiable' minimum requirements?' asks the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations
Chairman Prospero de Vera III, however, says CHED is 'crafting guidelines for possible limited face-to-face classes in low risk MGCQ areas' as part of flexible learning approach
Chairman Prospero de Vera III says CHED will fund the development of content for the learning platform this year
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.
Two African countries still ban pregnant girls from school, 117 countries allow child marriages, and 20 have yet to ratify an international convention that bans child labor
According to the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition, requiring teachers to report to schools starting June 22 is 'unnecessary, impractical, and will just place them and other people in a health hazard'
The Australian government plans to double fees for humanities courses to persuade people to take up more 'job-relevant' programs instead, in order to boost the country's economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic
Almost 8 years after she was attacked by the Taliban on her school bus in the Swat Valley, the 22-year-old posts photos on Twitter of her celebrations with her family
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.
'Don't give up school. Just enroll. You won't have to spend extra,' Sotto urges students as schools shift to distance learning amid the coronavirus pandemic
'We would like to reiterate that graduation and moving up rites that require face-to-face interaction are postponed until further notice,' says DepEd, following a viral video of students sharing a face mask in Daet, Camarines Norte
President Rodrigo Duterte says government will 'try to come up with something' as more funds are needed for the proposed radios
'Drop box kiosks will only cater to those parents who do not have access to remote means to communicate with their schools but wish to enroll their child,' says DepEd
'No one's forcing me to do this – it's something inside telling me to do it,' the 57-year-old teacher Henrikus Suroto says
The Department of Education releases the minimum specifications for the gadgets and internet services to be donated to schools, teachers, and students for distance learning
'Napakalaki po ng participation ng magulang dito e. Mayroon ho bang separate training ang DepEd para sa mga parents?' Senator Nancy Binay asks
'What is prohibited under IATF resolutions is the old or traditional full face-to-face classes in all areas under quarantine,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the decision on a tuition fee increase is 'largely internal' to private schools
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
Teacher ka? Walang nakatitiyak kung anong uri ng danas ang nakaamba sa atin sa pasukan. Mag-aral, maghanda, para hindi mabulaga.
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
The Commission on Higher Education says the expected decline in enrollment may also result in the 'displacement of part-time and non-regular faculty'
As students struggle to access online classes, Pilar Reading Center helps make education more accessible by giving modular activities and training parents to be teachers at home during the pandemic
Some local governments are rich, some aren't. A teachers' group says the national government should step in.