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#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

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

Bill seeks to create 'separate and specialized' subject on human rights

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:48 PM

UPDATED This follows one of the recommendations of a 2012 study commissioned by the Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme

UP inches up in latest QS world university rankings

Jun 08, 2017 - 11:50 AM

UPDATED The University of the Philippines now ranks 367th in the world according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

WATCH: Schools open doors for Marawi learners

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:00 PM

The education department urges schools to welcome transferees from Marawi City with open arms Jee Geronimo reports

Higher tuition fees in 1,013 private elementary, high schools

Jun 01, 2017 - 4:27 PM

Metro Manila still has the most number of schools that will increase tuition fees for school year 2017 to 2018

Tuition, fees increases in 268 colleges and universities approved by CHED

May 29, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The most number of higher education institutions with approved tuition and fee increases are in Metro Manila Southern Luzon and Central Luzon

IN PHOTOS: Pencak Silat makes debut in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:47 PM

Officials hope that the discipline will be a regular sport in future Palarong Pambansa games

RECHARGE. Athlete going back into attacking motion.

IN PHOTOS: Cooking up strength for Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 26, 2017 - 2:07 PM

This is the story of the dedication behind each bite for the athletes of Region IX

SLICES OF ENERGY. Chunks of locally grown vegetables are tossed into a wok to make up a delicious, stir-fried dish suited for competing athletes.

IN PHOTOS: Palarong Pambansa 2017 highlights on Monday, April 24

Apr 25, 2017 - 8:00 AM

James Lozañes from the host region Western Visayas posts a new record in the Javelin Throw as the National Capital Region leads the medal tally on Day 1

Why a CDO street educator travels to teach

Mar 12, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Kerneil Balaga plans to teach wherever there are children who are willing to learn despite limited opportunities beyond the walls of a classroom

PASSION. Kerneil Balaga tells a story to children in Panglao Island, Bohol. Photo courtesy of Kerneil Balaga

Technology and teaching: How the Internet opened opportunities for education

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:03 PM

Knowing that there are options for Filipino teachers to teach outside the classroom is crucial for those who need it

UP improves in 2016 QS world rankings

Sep 07, 2016 - 8:55 AM

The 3 other Philippine universities in the annual list maintain their 2015 rankings

Over 3,000 college workers displaced due to K to 12

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:40 PM

The number of displacements is much lower than the initial projection the Commission on Higher Education tells congressmen during the budget hearing

House bill seeks to give scholarships to public school teachers

Aug 07, 2016 - 1:52 PM

House Bill 121 aims to help teachers access higher education to become more competitive and better members of the academic community

CHED orders colleges to retain Filipino units in new GE curriculum

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Advocates of the Filipino language who questioned the curriculum before the Supreme Court now urge colleges to resurrect Filipino departments abolished because of the K to 12

Rappler Talk: DepEd's Sec Armin Luistro on milestones of educational reform

Jun 20, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Outgoing education secretary Armin Luistro looks back on DepEd s milestones on educational reform over the past 6 years such as the K 12 system and the academic calendar shift

Expect higher fees in 304 private colleges in 2016

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Metro Manila has the most number of private colleges that will increase tuition and other school fees for academic year 2016 to 2017

DepEd OKs tuition fee increase in 1,232 private schools

Jun 08, 2016 - 7:11 PM

Metro Manila has the most number of schools that will increase tuition fees for school year 2016 to 2017

Review martial law in books? Include other presidents too – Briones

Jun 07, 2016 - 9:43 AM

As they say history is written by the victors and if we look at the Marcos period then we look at all the other periods says incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones

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Jun 06, 2016 - 8:10 PM

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DepEd reopens senior high's voucher program

Apr 27, 2016 - 12:37 PM

Students who want to avail of the voucher program can apply until May 6 2016

Higher budget, free tuition in state colleges: Easier said than done

Apr 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

What can the presidential candidates do for higher education especially in the context of the ASEAN integration and the full implementation of the K to 12?

PROMISES. A promise common among presidential candidates is the increase of the education budget, especially for state universities and colleges. File photo by Mark Demayo

Education and the Internet for a sustainable PH

Mar 21, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Better ICT access means better education for all

2015: Protest against K to 12 at its loudest, reaches the Supreme Court

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Rappler documents the complaints against the senior high school program that will be implemented in 2016 while Education Secretary Luistro thinks there s more excitement than anxiety about the program

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

Lola Carmen: The teacher who time forgot

Oct 10, 2015 - 6:00 AM

She dedicated her whole life to teaching but in her twilight she is left with nothing but memories

Aquino dismayed over students' lack of knowledge in PH history

Sep 29, 2015 - 5:40 PM

The President learns of the viral post about a moviegoer asking why Apolinario Mabini remained seated in the film Heneral Luna

'MORE ABLED'. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the 2015 Apolinario Mabini awarding ceremony at the Heroes Hall of the Malacañang Palace on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau