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[OPINION] A few possible benefits of the coronavirus outbreak

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:10 PM

'I realized that online learning is not exactly a worst case scenario'

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

[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

Gatchalian: Better for PH to join PISA in 2024 than in 2021

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:48 PM

'Joining the [Programme for International Student Assessment] next year without cascading the reforms, I don't think we will expect good results,' says the chair of the Senate committee on basic education

SKIP PISA. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian urges DepEd to skip PISA next year. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DepEd to release service recognition incentive bonus

Feb 12, 2020 - 5:16 PM

PRESS RELEASE: DepEd regional offices shall coordinate with their Department of Budget and Management counterparts for the issuance of Notices of Cash Allocation, says Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla

Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro appointed as CHED executive director

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:40 PM

PRESS RELEASE: As Executive Director, Cinderella Filipina Benitez-Jaro will serve as head of the Commission Secretariat and will oversee the overall implementation and operations of the CHED Central and Regional Offices

Sex Education season 3 is coming, thank goodness

Feb 11, 2020 - 11:20 AM

Because we need answers!!

SEX EDUCATION. Gillian Anderson is among the characters returning in the third season of the teen comedy-drama. Photo courtesy of Netflix

[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.

Palaro still on, but DepEd postpones other events due to novel coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:59 PM

(UPDATED) The education department says only the National Schools Press Conference, the National Science and Technology Fair, and the National Festival of Talents are postponed

PALARO POSTPONED. Thousands of young athletes take their oath of sportsmanship and amateurism during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Palarong Pambansa led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex on April 28, 2019. Photo by Joey Dalumpines/Presiential photo

House passes bill requiring GMRC subject from Kinder to Grade 3

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:31 PM

The proposed law says the GMRC class would teach students about human dignity and respect for others for their 'effective and holistic development'

GMRC NOW REQUIRED? Elementary students inside listen to their teacher in a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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?

Projected top pick Malonzo takes first step to pro dream

Jan 19, 2020 - 12:52 PM

La Salle sensation Jamie Malonzo emerges as favorite to be chosen first in the 2020 PBA D-League Draft

Jamie Malonzo. Photo release

Paligsahang 'Iispel Mo!' kasadong-kasado na sa Enero 2020

Jan 18, 2020 - 10:50 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Ang 'Iispel Mo!' ay pambansang timpalak sa pagbaybay sa wikang Filipino na batay sa mga umiiral na tuntunin ng Ortograpiyang Pambansa at Manwal sa Masinop ng Pagsulat

[OPINYON] Trahedya dahil sa isang terminong hindi nauunawaan ng lahat

Jan 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'

[OPINION] Making the Marcoses say sorry does nothing; here's what to do instead

Jan 14, 2020 - 3:06 PM

How can we expect regret and repentance from a family that consciously alters the past?

WATCH: It’s going to be a messy, exciting season 2 for 'Sex Education'

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:01 PM

The show returns on January 17

NEW SEASON. The students of Moordale High return in season 2 of 'Sex Education.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

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

[OPINION] To improve the Philippines, Filipinos should have something to live for

Jan 06, 2020 - 2:44 PM

Do you have any intention or ambition to contribute to the country?

More gov't programs for special education students, mobile schools urged

Dec 31, 2019 - 4:21 PM

The Philippine Institute of Development Studies says lack of transportation, basic facilities, and infrastructure are major challenges in providing education to children with disabilities

Considerata IX: A poem and reflection on 2019

Dec 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Only you can make a story out of the light that brought you here. Only you can weave the piece from your own fabric of spacetime.'

Trauma haunts Lumad students after attacks on their community

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The memory of being fired upon while in class follows almost 100 Lumad children, who have been evacuated from Mindanao to the University of the Philippines in Diliman

Lumad students join the annual University of the Philippines Lantern Parade on Friday, December 13. Photo from Save Our Schools Network

[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.

Michelle Obama, Julia Roberts urge Vietnam girls to stay in school

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'When you educate a girl you give them power and a voice and an opportunity to improve their lives and the lives of their family and the lives of their community,' says Michelle Obama

GIRLS' EDUCATION. Former US First Lady Michelle Obama (R), actress Julia Roberts (2nd L) and Jenna Bush Hager (L), daughter of former US president George W. Bush, meet Vietnamese students in Can Giuoc district, Long An province on December 9, 2019. Michelle Obama and Julia Roberts visit to promote girls' education in Vietnam. Photo by Nhac Nguyen/AFP

[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

[OPINION] The 'pasang-awa' culture we (un)knowingly embraced

Dec 05, 2019 - 4:00 PM

We have come to tolerate the students who have low proficiencies in science, math, and English, even if we know our learners can do more

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.

China outclasses West in key education survey

Dec 04, 2019 - 9:57 AM

The survey showed students in the 4 Chinese regions of Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang – as well as Singapore – topped the rankings, ahead of their Western counterparts in reading, mathematics and science

HIGH PERFORMING. File photo of high school students in Beijing, China. Shutterstock.com

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

[OPINION] Teachers aren't perfect, but they also deserve due process

Dec 01, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Using one's popularity and reach to crucify a teacher in the public eye never solves anything

FIRST LOOK: 'Sex Education’ season 2

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:51 AM

Otis, Eric, Maeve, and the rest of the gang are back!

SEASON 2. Asa Butterfield and Ncuti Gatwa are back as best friends Otis and Eric in the second season of Netflix's 'Sex Education.' Photo courtesy of Netflix

Amid 'teacher shaming,' DepEd says PTAs proper forum to resolve conflicts

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Department of Education says cooperation of all stakeholders is needed to 'maintain and promote trust, respect, and dignity of all learners, teachers, and administrators of schools'

Elementary students inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

[OPINION] Let them read Wattpad

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Having a love for reading expands one's opinions about the world

Sotto: Pride Month in schools to 'cause confusion in young minds'

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:22 AM

'As far as I know, pride is still one of the 7 deadly sins,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III on a DepEd memo inviting schools to observe LGBTQ+ Pride Month every June

Senator Pia Cayetano, co-sponsor od the 2020 budget of the Depaetment of Education, answers questions from Senator Imee Marcos at the floor deliberations of the budget of the DepEd. November 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

[OPINION] On Pinoy intellectuals, 'bobotantes,' and populism

Nov 19, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Would you mind a conversation with the taxi driver or the package delivery boy about the things that matter to him?

After 3-year wait, public school teacher gets salary, bonuses for final year of service

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:52 AM

The Commission on Audit orders the Department of Education to pay retired public school teacher Nelita Gador her full 2016 salary amounting to P288,511, plus cash benefits she was supposed to get that year

Baguio students challenge CHED-backed army 'info campaign' in schools

Nov 09, 2019 - 2:50 PM

A Commission on Higher Education regional memorandum endorses security forces' Sulat-Kamay information campaign inside universities in the Cordillera Administrative Region

PETITION. Student leaders of Cordillera appeal the CHED's regional office to revoke a memorandum that endorses an information drive by the police and army to be held inside schools. Photo courtesy of the NUSP-Cordillera

IMMAP wraps up its 6th Web Wednesdays session with insights on content monetization

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Web Wednesdays is a monthly webinar that aims to support digital education in the Philippines

Beyond the classroom: Advocates discuss how to make PH education more accessible

Nov 01, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Advocates talk about 4 sectors – urban poor, out-of-school youth and children, and indigenous peoples – during a MovePH huddle done in partnership with the UP College of Education Student Council

LESSONS. Advocates tackle how to provide learning opportunities to the marginalized sector through a Move huddle in partnership with UP CESC on October 26. Photo from UPCESC

[OPINION] Are the K-12 kids alright? Like really?

Oct 27, 2019 - 8:43 PM

Students need to see educational institutions not as hell, but as a safe space for them to discover themselves and society at large

[OPINION] The slow death of Philippine history in high school

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:30 AM

It is no surprise to me if more students tend to believe that Rizal is actually ‘Jack the Ripper’ or wonder why Apolinario Mabini is always sitting in the film 'Heneral Luna'

Ramos-Shahani resigns as UNESCO Philippines secretary-general

Oct 23, 2019 - 10:23 AM

Lila Ramos-Shahani will also no longer serve as Department of Foreign Affairs assistant secretary

Photos of Lila Ramos-Shahani, UNESCO site from UNESCO Philippines website

Too early to say whether K to 12 effective or not – DepEd official

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

But the Department of Education welcomes a proposal in the House of Representatives to review the K to 12 Law

REVIEW NEEDED. The Department of Education says it supports Congress's call to review the K to 12 program. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Join the huddle: How can we provide learning opportunities to marginalized sectors?

Oct 18, 2019 - 5:16 PM

MovePH, in partnership with University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education Student Council will host this huddle on October 26

[OPINION] P.U.P. deserves to be a national polytechnic university, but not with this bill

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:48 AM

'The bill is counterproductive, anti-education, anti-alumni, anti-students, and anti-science,' says alumnus Joseph Masangkay Lardizabal

[OPINION] Glorified but ignored: How to truly honor our teachers

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Honoring teachers must not be limited to celebrating them once a year or giving them discounts and tributes

DepEd formally shuts down 55 Lumad schools in Davao

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'This is a clear injustice faced by the 3,500 students and more than 30 teachers of the schools,' says Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat

SAVE LUMAD SCHOOLS. Students and teachers storm DepEd to condemn the initial order to shut down Lumad schools in Davao in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

In far-flung areas of Samar, teachers are modern-day heroes

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Several teachers go above and beyond just to teach students in remote areas in Samar, with some of them having to cross rivers, climb mountains, and walk for hours in order to reach the school

Photos from Mariah Kim Oite, Ricky Balat, Rhio Amor, Adrian Benecario, and David Refuncion