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DepEd wants dialogue with DILG over alleged profiling of ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 7:37 AM

DepEd Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla says the department's central office 'was not aware' of the orders supposedly issued by the Philippine National Police

TAGGING. The DepEd says it will discuss with the DILG police orders to identify teachers affiliated with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers.  File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House, DBM agree to restore budget cuts in education, health, infra in 2019

Aug 28, 2018 - 4:11 PM

House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya says they are also eyeing a P140-billion supplemental budget for Bangsamoro Law and the Supreme Court ruling on the Internal Revenue Allotment

BUDGET AGREEMENT. House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya calls for a press conference on August 28, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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


Contractor cites lack of DOH, DepEd coordination in Barangay Health Stations project

Jul 04, 2018 - 3:20 PM

A JBros Construction Corporation executive tells a Senate panel that a barangay health station the company built in a public elementary school in Lipa, Batangas, was demolished to give way to a gym

DEMOLISHED. JBros Construction Director Julieanne Jorge Photo said the company documented a completed health station demolished in Lipa, Batangas. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bill on job-skills mismatch hurdles final reading in Senate

Dec 12, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Senate Bill 1456 or the proposed Philippine Qualifications Framework Act aims to bring together labor market and education stakeholders to craft an integrated system that prevents job-skills mismatch

JOB FAIR. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

ICT education should bridge tech gaps between teacher, student – DepEd

Dec 11, 2017 - 9:28 AM

Andaya says that teachers should adapt to technological advances in education in order to allow maximum learning with the use of modern gadgets

Going the extra mile: How DOST’s bus bridges science teaching gaps

Dec 02, 2017 - 6:56 PM

The Explorer Bus aims to encourage students around the country to appreciate science concepts by taking part in the experience of learning

Bohol teachers hope gov’t info portals can revive interest in libraries

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Technology has made students shun libraries and do research on their gadgets instead, say the teachers. They're banking on the DOST's Starbooks learning stations to change that.

Photo from DOST Starbooks Facebook page

The education secretary who came from a 'dynasty of teachers'

Oct 06, 2017 - 5:53 PM

A former teacher herself, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones urges teachers to continue learning something new every day

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

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

Classroom photo c/o DepEd

IT teachers in Visayas undergo cybersecurity training

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The IT teachers will form a pool of trainers who will help students become less vulnerable to cyber attacks

CYBERSECURITY. Speakers Alfian Pamungkas Sakawiguna (center) and Kevin Wu (2nd from right) interact with teacher-trainees in between breaks. Photo by Marchel Espina

How the Duterte administration is fast-tracking Yolanda recovery

Jun 25, 2017 - 10:00 AM

President Duterte has criticized the past government for the slow rehab of Eastern Visayas What happens when he tells agencies he is getting impatient?

FAST-TRACKED. President Rodrigo Duterte said he wanted Yolanda relief efforts to be finished by the end of 2017.

DepEd postpones June 5 school opening in Marawi City

May 31, 2017 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Education officials say classes in the crisis hit city will be postponed for at the most two weeks

Brigada Eskwela pushes for better disaster preparedness in schools

May 21, 2017 - 4:34 PM

To strengthen this initiative the education department wraps up its Brigada Eskwela program with a series of seminars on disaster risk reduction management and fire and earthquake drills

REPAINT. After a year of wear and tear, the walls of Pedro P. Cruz Elementary School in Mandaluyong City is in need of a fresh coat of paint. Photo by Luigi Arce /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

Briones: No condom distribution in schools

Jan 31, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says health centers are tasked with condom distribution

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

Bills seeking to make education more accessible pushed in Congress

Nov 04, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Sen Bam Aquino pitches policy proposals at summit that will craft the education agenda of the Duterte administration

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

Can federalism solve PH's education funding woes?

Jul 03, 2016 - 11:38 AM

In a federal system states can keep 80 of their revenues and remit 20 to the national government in comparison to the status quo where LGUs keep only 40

NEW GOVERNMENT. Former Senator Aquilino Pimentel believes a new system of government will solve the country's education woes. Photo by Justine Balane/ Rappler

Luistro on DepEd stint: 'Most meaningful job of my life'

Jun 22, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Now that he s on his way out Education Secretary Armin Luistro urges teachers and principals to make sure no child will be left behind by the reforms of the Aquino administration

LEARNER-CENTERED. In this file photo, President Benigno Aquino III and Education Secretary Armin Luistro talk to students of Marikina Elementary School. File photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Luistro: Aquino admin failed to communicate change has happened

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

From my perspective the most difficult change the most far reaching change in education happened in the past 6 years says outgoing Education Secretary Armin Luistro

READY TO GO. Education Secretary Armin Luistro only has over a week to go in office. Screenshot from Rappler

WATCH: First day high with full rollout of senior high

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Outgoing Education Secretary Armin Luistro calls the first day of classes the best school opening thus far despite failing to meet targets for senior high school enrollment

Senior high school: No youth left behind?

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

All eyes are on the government as it fully implements the K to 12 program Will learners get the best out of senior high school or will some of them end up leaving formal education as critics predicted?

Briones: There might be more problems if we suspend K to 12

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:57 PM

This thing is pressed upon us not only by internal environment but also by external environment such as the ASEAN integration says the incoming education secretary

READY FOR K TO 12? Incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the resistance to K to 12 is 'understandable', but urges critics to put it in context. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

IPs in Mindanao to get 605 new classrooms

May 27, 2016 - 1:56 PM

The budget department releases P500 million for new classrooms in 18 provinces

NEW CLASSROOMS. Students from indigenous peoples' communities in Mindanao will get new classrooms this 2016. File photo by Rappler

Enrollment for senior high begins in public schools

May 04, 2016 - 10:26 AM

A total of 5 927 public schools will offer senior high school in June

SENIOR HIGH. Enrollment for senior high school begins in all public schools nationwide. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Senate report recommends DOJ probe into BSM student's death

Oct 07, 2015 - 11:26 AM

UPDATED The report also recommends that the education department determine if the school should face sanctions over the tragic death of British School Manila student Liam Madamba

Recto: P850M in DOST's 2016 budget for post-grad scholarships

Oct 07, 2015 - 9:08 AM

These MS and PhD graduates in science form the bedrock of our development If we want to grow this is one urgently needed human capital we must develop

QC salutatorian allowed to enroll in UST

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:59 PM

UPDATED The University of Santo Tomas accepts Krisel Mallari into its accountancy program after her Catholic high school delayed issuing her a certificate of good moral character

No 'headaches' in education for next admin, says Aquino

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III reports about backlogs that have been addressed and programs that help bring children back to school

NO BACKLOGS. Students participate in an activity during the opening of classes at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

The K to 12 challenge

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Now is not the time to hit the brakes on a national reform we desperately need and have been working towards for the past years

What we can learn from Brigada Eskwela

May 30, 2015 - 5:25 PM

The Brigada Eskwela is proof that an effective partnership between the government and citizens is possible

Students and community members in action. All photos by Makati High School - Supreme Student Government

Improving the PH hunger situation in 2014

Dec 20, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippines did not achieve ZeroHunger in 2014 but different projects and programs show that the fight is still going on

To the social media savvy: Help report school damage

Jul 17, 2014 - 3:09 PM

Education officials say the preemptive suspension of classes by local government units helped a lot during Typhoon Glenda

Luistro: Don't forget far-flung schools

Jun 01, 2014 - 4:53 PM

Public school students return to school on June 2 while the government releases funds to build new classrooms

CHED approves tuition hike in 171 schools

May 20, 2014 - 5:42 PM

The Commission says the public should expect quality education from these schools

DPWH target: Most Yolanda-hit schools repaired by June

May 03, 2014 - 4:38 PM

The DPWH says it will complete repairing 80 to 90 of schools damaged by Yolanda in time for the opening of classes in June

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. File photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

PH schools to get P6B from Australia

Feb 20, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Australia also wants to send scholars to the Philippines its top diplomat says

Palace open to moving school calendar

Jan 05, 2014 - 7:41 PM

A thorough consultation with all sectors involved shoud be done said Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr

NEW ACADEMIC CALENDAR? At least 4 universities have expressed their intent to move the start of their classes to August or September, from June. File photo from by Rolex Dela Pena/EPA

CHED: School calendar shift not for all

Jan 04, 2014 - 6:21 PM

At least 3 universities aim to implement the shift this school year but CHED doubts this will push through

FURTHER STUDY. CHED Chairperson Dr Patricia Licuanan creates a technical working group that will study academic calendar shifts further. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DepEd: No mass lay-off under rationalization program

Dec 19, 2013 - 10:02 PM

Employees with affected items may opt to either apply for other posts within DepEd or retire from government service with higher than usual benefits

10,000? Employees stage a protest in front of the DepEd Central Office because of the rationalization program. Photo from ACT Facebook page

How schools can help kids heal from disaster trauma

Nov 28, 2013 - 5:49 PM

Conduct play and art therapy as well as psychological first aid experts say Teachers should get debriefing first so they can help take care of the kids

Dear Teachers: Stand tall – not for ourselves, but for others

Nov 12, 2013 - 7:35 PM

Full text of Education Secretary Armin Luistro s message to public school teachers and personnel after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

PEOPLE FIRST. Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro says finding people at this stage is top priority. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Classes still suspended in Bohol, Cebu

Oct 20, 2013 - 1:28 PM

UPDATED Private schools in Cebu will open at their own discretion

When passion-driven teaching succeeds

Sep 07, 2013 - 11:37 PM

3 awardees of Metrobank s Search for Outstanding Teachers talk about teaching and more

Photo by Metrobank Foundation

2014 budget focus: DepEd, DPWH, DILG

Jul 18, 2013 - 10:04 PM

Also getting a big slice of the budget are the Department of National Defense the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture

LONG TALKS. President Benigno S. Aquino III presides over the Cabinet Meeting at the Aguinaldo State Dining Room of the Malacañang Palace on Monday, July 8. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Robotics? Smarter in the Philippines!

Jun 26, 2013 - 6:15 AM

An interesting curriculum like robotics help teachers make science and technology fun and enjoyable for students

IN ACTION. Claire Reñosa showcases the different features of Teacher HERO. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Were the 2013 polls PWD-friendly?

May 25, 2013 - 4:49 PM

The 2013 polls were more inclusive of persons with disability PWDs compared to past elections but much more needs to be done

DepEd OKs tuition hike in 260 NCR schools

May 22, 2013 - 3:03 PM

260 schools were permitted to raise their fees for school year 2013 2014