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Duterte: Teachers to get salary increase in new Salary Standardization Law

Jul 22, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Senators of the 18th Congress have also filed bills seeking to raise public school teachers’ salaries

SALARY INCREASE. President Rodrigo Duterte wants salary increase for public school teachers. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

DepEd 'connects disconnected' schools in its new e-learning initiative

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Open Educational Resources are digital learning materials students and teachers can access – even offline – no matter where they are. Will it work in the Philippines?

PH, U.S. sign education deals, create new fellowship for Filipino scholars

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:53 PM

A new 'Philippines-U.S. Alliance Fellowship' for Filipino scholars seeks to send two Filipinos to the US to study national security and international relations every year

AGREEMENTS SIGNED. The Philippines and Unites States agree to expand educational ties at the 8th Bilateral Strategic Dialogue between the two countries. Photo from US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim's Twitter

The value of education in the age of social media

Jul 02, 2019 - 2:51 PM

How do we encourage kids to spend more time in front of books instead of screens?

DepEd Senior High School Voucher Program results for SY 2019-2020 released

Jun 24, 2019 - 5:55 PM

The voucher will cover only two years regardless of how long it will take for a student to finish senior high school

DepEd supports mandatory ROTC – Briones

Jun 13, 2019 - 7:53 PM

‘When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor through bombing, and then the Philippines was next, the first line of defense were the young ROTC graduates while our military forces were yet to be mobilized,’ says the education secretary

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

[OPINION] A teacher’s plight: The problem in our educational system

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:29 AM

'As much as we want to give quality education to our students, we also want to give quality living to our family, which our humble income cannot afford'

Briones: I am not against salary increase for public school teachers

Jun 07, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says, 'there have been serious efforts to uplift teachers’ conditions that the public should also be made aware of'

Education Secretary Leonor Briones visits the Quezon City High School during the opening of classes on Monday, June 04, 2018. The Secretray advises to read beyond what their teachers assign to them and focus on their studies. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Teachers to Briones: Salary hike not about money but our dignity

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:29 PM

'Our demand for salary increase is based not only on economics. Salaries manifest the value of a given profession and their role in society,' says Teachers' Dignity Coalition national chairperson Benjo Basas

Classrooms at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Teachers renew calls for 'urgent' salary hike as classes open

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:59 PM

'Be it school opening, graduation period, or vacation time, teachers ache for just compensation,' says Alliance of Concerned Teachers Secretary General Raymond Basilio

NEW SCHOOL YEAR. Students and teachers  at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School start the new school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Classroom shortages greet teachers, students in opening of classes

Jun 03, 2019 - 3:04 PM

In order to cope, some schools find the need to split classrooms in half to accommodate students. Teachers say until a more permanent solution is reached, students' learning will continue to be affected by the lack of facilities.

HALF A ROOM. Teachers take in more students at the Bagong Silangan Elementary School by halving classrooms to fit at least 40 learners. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Public schools open amid ‘increasing number of challenges’

Jun 03, 2019 - 1:55 PM

Some classrooms don't have chairs, some are mere tents, but the DepEd vows ‘to deliver quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education’

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Pagbebrainwash at pagkukorap ng kabataan ang ROTC

Jun 03, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Sa kagustuhang maaagang makontrol ang isip ng kabataan, ipapataw ang isang programang lumalabag sa karapatang pantao ng mga bata

[OPINION] Why senior high school needs urgent fixing

May 30, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Despite severe birth pains, the SHS program is here to stay. But we need to know as soon as possible which parts of it are working and which aren’t.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves

Netizens slam SC ruling to make Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 28, 2019 - 1:31 PM

'Ito ang mga kaluluwa ng ating pagkakakilanlan,' says a netizen who joined others on social media in slamming the High Court’s decision to make Filipino and Panitikan optional in college

Amend law creating Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino to safeguard language – KWF

May 28, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Chairman Virgilio Almario says the Commission on the Filipino Language Act lacks clear provisions that would make the KWF in charge of executing the language clause of the 1987 Constitution

CHANGE NEEDED. Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Chairman Virgilio Almario says the commission is eyeing to propose amendments that would give it the power to execute the language clause of the 1987 Constitution. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler ‹

Youth groups decry final SC ruling making Filipino, Panitikan optional in college

May 27, 2019 - 10:04 PM

While the government makes Filipino and Philippine Literature courses optional in college, it has railroaded the bill for mandatory ROTC. This is 'false nationalism,' a group says.

KWF's Almario hits universities removing Filipino as a subject

May 27, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Chairman and National Artist Virgilio Almario says schools should not use the Supreme Court's decision to renege on their duty to cultivate Filipino as the national language

KWF PRESIDENT. Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino  Virgilio Almario answers questions from media on May 27, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

KWF: State universities responsible for cultivating use of Filipino

May 27, 2019 - 2:47 PM

Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino Chairman Virgilio Almario urges public universities to teach and offer more courses in Filipino language

CULTIVATE FILIPINO. Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino president Virgilio Almario Chairman holds a presscon at the National Commission for Culture and Arts on May 27, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler‹

New law gives qualified Filipinos free access to technical-vocational education

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:23 PM

The 'Tulong-Trabaho Act' gives funding to select technical-vocational training programs and schools so that Filipinos who wish to expand their skill set may get free training and education

Senate bets push for more funds to improve PH education

Feb 25, 2019 - 8:57 AM

Opposition bet Mar Roxas also pushes to pass into law the social welfare department's 4Ps program as it would give holistic support to families and ensure kids are sent to school

BETTER EDUCATION. Senate bets push for more funds to be allocated to education to improve the quality of teachers and schools. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Gov't releases P4.8-billion subsidy for state university students

Dec 23, 2018 - 11:10 PM

This subsidy is for books, transportation, supplies, and boarding fees

5 out of 10 Filipino families deprived of basic education – PSA

Nov 15, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The Multidimensional Poverty Index of the Philippine Statistics Authority reveals cracks in the country's educational system

DEPRIVED. The latest report of the PSA reveals the problematic state of the country's education system. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Teachers get sex education workshop

Oct 09, 2018 - 5:37 PM

A health nongovernmental organization is giving workshops to teachers handling sexuality education to prepare them for their students' street-smart queries and for counseling

SEX EDUCATION WORKSHIP. Teachers from El Nido, Palawan, join the 'Bridging the Gaps in Teaching Reproductive Health' worksop. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

#ThinkPH 2018: Dear future self, this is what you should do today

Sep 12, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Stay human, cultivate passions, and other learnings from #ThinkPH 2018

'Rights-based' education needed to protect children in schools

Aug 23, 2018 - 10:10 PM

DepEd Assistant Secretary Josephine Maribojoc says teaching children the universality of human rights will give them the skills needed to protect themselves from violence and abuse and seek help when needed

HUMAN RIGHTS. DepEd Assistant Secretary Josephine Marijoboc says education rights mean much more than ensuring access to learning environments. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

CHED: Cash-based budget will 'severely hamper' free higher education

Aug 09, 2018 - 7:20 PM

There would be problems because the academic year and fiscal year are different, says the Commission on Higher Education

Commission on Higher Education OIC Dr. Prospero De Vera on August 9, 2018 defends the CHED proposed budget for 2019 at the House committee on appropriations hearing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

ROUNDTABLE: How do we create a learning environment for digital learners?

Jul 11, 2018 - 9:51 AM

Join us for a roundtable to discuss the role of technology in early education on July 11, 10 am

DepEd: Proposed drug test for 10-year-old students violates law

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:23 PM

The Department of Education says the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act only authorizes drug tests on students of secondary and tertiary schools

DRUG TEST. The Department of Education's ongoing drug testing program is expected to be completed in school year 2018 to 2019.

P16B allotted for tertiary education subsidy to cover only 300,000 students

Jun 19, 2018 - 6:55 PM

Unified Student Financial Assistance System for Tertiary Education (Unifast) officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao Sison says 'the poorest of the poor' will be prioritized for the subsidy, which differs from the free tuition scheme

SUPPORT. Unifast officer-in-charge Carmelita Yadao-Sison says only about 300,000 students will be able to avail of the tertiary education subsidy, which aims to support the cost of tertiary education and differs from free tuition scheme.

UP, AdMU, DLSU fall in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) maintains its rank among the top 801-1,000 universities in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

LOWER RANK. The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila Univeristy, and De La Salle University ranked lower in the latest QS World University rankings.

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

Globe MyBusiness launches #ShiftED to create ‘an ecosystem of enablers’ for PH students

Feb 26, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Through a suite of products, programs, and collaborative opportunities, Globe aims to complement the government’s existing programs to assist schools in acquiring digital tools and resources

Data-driven education, students as cybercrime targets at EduTech PH 2018

Feb 21, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Teachers will not be replaced by technology; however, teachers who do not make good use of technology may be replaced by ones who do, asserts one speaker at the tech-in-education conference

DAVID WARING. David Waring of Smoothwall discusses the typical profile of an educational institution when it comes to cybersecurity. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr./Rappler


LIVE: #ShiftED launch at Edutech 2018

Feb 21, 2018 - 1:08 PM

Catch one of the key sessions at EduTech 2018, the biggest education conference in the Philippines

The modern educator’s toolkit

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:37 AM

Teachers, just like students, are being disrupted by the digital revolution

How is education being disrupted by technology?

Jan 14, 2018 - 11:22 AM

Digital tools are making it easier, faster, and cheaper to learn

#FutureReadyPH: Let's make our schools future ready

Jan 01, 2018 - 11:30 AM

We asked netizens to share their ideas on how we can collaborate for a #FutureReadyPH

Free tuition law's implementing rules completed

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:39 PM

CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says one of the provisions of the IRR include maintaining SUCs' allocations for each student to ensure academic competency

EDUCATION LEADERS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan, DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones, and TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong hold a press conference on December 5. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

18-year-old Filipino wins int'l science video contest

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Hillary Andales, a student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, wins in this year's Breakthrough Junior Challenge for an explainer video on relativity

CREATIVE EXPLAINER. A framegrab from Andales' winning video on reference frames and relativity. Courtesy Breakthrough Junior Challenge/YouTube

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

Fake news 'not just about politics,' also impacts daily decision-making

Nov 28, 2017 - 2:45 PM

'This is our shared responsibility. If we don't like fake news, we should be doing something about it as well,' says Education Assistant Secretary GH Ambat

FAKE NEWS. Professor Clarissa David of the University of the Philippines discusses the importance of fighting fake news in a 'post-truth' world. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Why Lumad groups are camping outside DepEd

Nov 17, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATE) DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones explains that Lumad schools applying for a permit should go through the process required by the department

CAMP OUT. Lumad groups are calling on the Department of Education to grant their permits t

HRW: Mandatory testing will make students vulnerable in war on drugs

Aug 11, 2017 - 3:32 PM

The New York based Human Rights Watch warns that drug tests will create a school to cemetery track for tertiary students testing positive for illegal drugs

Funds from DICT, DAR, DOTr eyed for use in free tuition law

Aug 10, 2017 - 8:50 PM

The 3 agencies could get budget cuts in 2018 because of their spending pattern – billions of pesos in unused and unobligated funds – from previous years

FUNDING FREE TUITION. Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles heads efforts to source funds for the free tuition law. Rappler file photo

SUCs may tighten admission due to free tuition law – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Students who don t take on a full load or don t finish their course on time may not be granted free tuition says CHED Commissioner Prospero de Vera III

Netizens celebrate the signing of the Free Education bill into law

Aug 04, 2017 - 12:35 PM

Less than an hour before the news broke out SUCs tops the trending list in the Philippines

Senators hit Duterte's economic managers for opposing free tuition bill

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Senators urge the Duterte administration to view the measure as an investment for the future and not an expense

Malacañang file photo

Students react to 'no tuition collection' in UP Diliman

Jul 12, 2017 - 2:48 PM

The announcement of the university s flagship campus gets mixed reactions from the UP community