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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

[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.

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?

[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?

[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.

[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.

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

[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?

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

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

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

Here’s what you can do to repurpose your old shoeboxes

Oct 04, 2019 - 2:57 PM

My Dream in a Shoebox aims to sponsor kids’ education and give school supplies as gifts this Christmas

GIFT-GIVING DAY. A fun-filled Gift Giving Day at St. Pedro Calungsod Parish in Muntinlupa city. All photos by My Dream in a Shoebox

[OPINION] A teacher's life, from the point of view of her red ballpen

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Yes, as she grew older, so did her students, and we were used to grade longer, more complicated papers that tackled darker and more serious topics

Funds for 2020 barangay polls to be realigned to DA, DepEd instead

Sep 23, 2019 - 2:22 PM

Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano says legislators are already set to postpone the 2020 barangay and SK elections, whose funds can now be realigned to other government programs next year

BUDGET REALIGNMENTS. House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano discusses the 4 government programs whose funds lawmakers want to augment in 2020. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Students joining climate strikes may be excused from classes – DepEd

Sep 19, 2019 - 7:32 PM

But students need to get the consent of their parents or guardians to participate

EXCUSED. This file photo shows students of Corazon Aquino Elementary School at the start of school year 2018-2019 on June 4, 2018. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Gabay Guro celebrates 12 years of nation-building

Sep 16, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Gabay Guro is also set to launch an app this month to further its seventh core pillar – Innovation

John Henri C. Yanez, Head of Tribute Pillar of Gabay Guro during the Press Conference of Gabay Guro Grand Gathering 2019 at the Cities Event Place in Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Ang pag-abot ng pangarap ng mga mag-aaral ng St Nicholas

Aug 31, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Kabilang sa broken family. Abandonado. Ulila. Nawalay sa pamilya. Working students. May mga estudyante sa St Nicolas Senior High School of Cabanatuan City na may mabibigat na pinagdaraanan. Maaari ninyo silang tulungan.

Philippines, China sign deal to boost academic cooperation

Aug 29, 2019 - 9:27 PM

The Philippines and China sign a deal to push for the internationalization of universities in both countries during President Rodrigo Duterte's fifth visit to the country

DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department

NO HOMEWORK. The Department of Education supports the no homework bills filed in the House of Representatives. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Gatchalian to study no homework policy proposal 'carefully'

Aug 28, 2019 - 8:31 PM

Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says the Senate committee on basic education's priorities are with the K-12 curriculum and addressing the demands of the job market and job mismatch

NO HOMEWORK. Lawmakers at the House of Representatives file a bill seeking to ban giving homework over the weekend. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

No one left out: Schools required to provide neutral desks for students

Aug 28, 2019 - 4:16 PM

Left-handed students get a helping hand from a law that requires schools to use classroom desks suitable for both the left-handed and right-handed

School year 2018-2019 begins at the Corazon Aquino Elemtary School on June 4, 2018. Students and teachers started off the day wth the flag ceremony, morning exercises before the students entered into their designated classrooms. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

UP students to stage walkout in protest of campus militarization

Aug 16, 2019 - 6:35 PM

‘Campus militarization is equivalent to martial law in our university and we shall not let that happen,’ says UP student regent John Isaac Punzalan

NO TO MILITARY, POLICE PRESENCE. A student of the University of the Philippines in a protest on April 5, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte signs law making November 17 National Students' Day

Aug 14, 2019 - 12:52 PM

The declaration pays tribute to 'student activism' yet the Duterte administration has been criticized for using its crackdown on the Left to quell legitimate dissent in campuses

Students protest the CHEDs decision to remove the Filipino language and studies subjects and courses in the present curriculum and the Implementation of the mandatory ROTC in grades 11-12 in the coming school year which opens on June 5.   The protesters hurled paint balls at the CHED gates in protest of the policies. Police apprehended some protesters while trying to prevent the paintball throwing which ended in a scuffle between the students and the police.  Photo by Jire Carreon

Panelo doubts cops' presence in schools will curb Leftist recruitment

Aug 13, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Malacañang also says the proposal of Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to bring back the Anti-Subversion Law 'requires study'

PALACE SPOKESMAN. In this file photo, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo conducts his regular briefing for Palace reporters. Photo from the Facebook page of Salvador Panelo

[ANALYSIS] Second chances

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:29 AM

As we celebrate International Youth Day on Monday, August 12, we must strive to find solutions to ensure that children and young people who have fallen back are not left behind

Recto to DepEd: Fix textbook procurement, delivery

Aug 11, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Senator Ralph Recto also cites a Commission on Audit report that said DepEd spent P254 million for contracts to produce textbooks which were found to be erroneous

FIX TEXTBOOKS, EQUIPMENT DELIVERY. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto urges the Department of Education to fix delays in the delivery of textbooks and other equipment. Photo from the Facebook page of Senator Ralph Recto

COA calls out DepEd's questionable contracts, P254M erroneous textbooks

Aug 08, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The Commission on Audit (COA) also notes that P113 million worth of buffer stock textbooks remain undistributed

LIST: 27 local universities, colleges now covered by free tuition law

Jul 25, 2019 - 7:49 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Higher Education says a total of 214 public higher education institutions are now covered by the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act

Planning to take up MBA? Here are some things – and tips – to consider

Jul 25, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Network with representatives from top business schools at The MBA Tour 2019 on August 15

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