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Higher cash aid available for college workers displaced by K to 12

Oct 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

At least P10,000 will be given to staff of higher education institutions who were displaced because of the K to 12 program

K TO 12 EFFECT. Labor secretary Silvestre Bello III encourages displaced workers of colleges and universities to avail the financial aid available for them.

Student applicants to pay for mandatory drug tests – CHED

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:13 PM

Under CHED s new order student applicants would have to shoulder their drug testing cost should the university they re applying for include it in the admission requirements

DEFENDING THE ORDER. CHED Ronaldo Liveta defends CHED's order allowing higher education institutions to have mandatory drug testing. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Mandatory drug tests could lead to ‘tokhang’ in schools, warns students’ union

Aug 08, 2017 - 6:41 PM

UP will not require students to undergo drug tests We are very wary that this could be abused and the results misused says public affairs VP Jose Dalisay Jr

DRUG WAR IN SCHOOLS? The NUSP warns students will now be more vulnerable to the government's anti-drug campaign following a recent CHED order. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

CHED approves mandatory drug testing for college admission

Aug 07, 2017 - 7:31 PM

Higher education institutions have to consult first with students and to get the prior approval of their board of trustees directors and regents

DRUG TEST. High school students with their parents queue for the first day of the University of the Philippines College Admission Test on August 16, 2014. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

Bill granting free tuition in state colleges hurdles House

May 22, 2017 - 8:29 PM

With the Senate passing its own version in March the bill seeking to provide free tuition in state colleges will soon be transmitted to the Office of the President

FREE TUITION. The House passes on 3rd and final reading the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act. File photo by Mark Demayo

Senate passes bill on free tuition in state colleges

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

This passage of the Affordable Higher Education for All Act is a clear message from the Senate to every Filipino that we prioritize education that we choose to invest first and foremost in our students says Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV

FREE TUITION. The Senate has passed on third and final reading the Affordable Higher Education for All Act. File photo by Mark Demayo

Free tuition in state colleges: What the bill says

Mar 13, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Here s what you need to know about the tuition free policy as proposed in the Senate

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Jun 13, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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PH rolls out senior high's Grade 11 nationwide

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:34 AM

About 1 5 million students will enter Grade 11 in 11 029 public and private senior high schools nationwide

FIRST DAY. Students queue during the opening of classes at a public school in Las Pinas City on June 13. 2016. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

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

1.5M students to enter senior high's Grade 11

May 30, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Jesus Mateo says they have not received reports of classroom shortages for senior high school

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. The education department is set to fully implement the K to 12's senior high school program this June. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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

Want to be a senior high school teacher?

Oct 13, 2015 - 6:15 PM

The education department will hire 30 000 teaching staff and 6 000 non teaching staff every year for school years 2016 2017 and 2017 2018 for senior high school under the K to 12 program

SENIOR HIGH. Because of the K to 12 program's senior high school, the education department will hire 30,000 teachers every year for 2016 and 2017. File photo by Rolex Dela Peña/EPA

Which students can colleges admit in 2016?

Jul 16, 2015 - 11:48 AM

UPDATED The Commission on Higher Education issues a memorandum clarifying that higher education institutions can accept freshman and sophomore students in school years 2016 2017 and 2017 2018 but only from two specific kinds of graduates

What is wrong with Miriam College?

Jul 14, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Miriam College has to answer a number of questions as school opens in August One of them: Why is the school increasing its tuition – 70 of tuition increase goes to faculty – but will cut down on faculty?

Most Filipinos want to delay, scrap K to 12 – poll

Jun 04, 2015 - 9:00 PM

After learning that college workers will possibly lose their jobs more survey respondents want government to defer or altogether scrap the new education program

SUSPEND K TO 12? In this file photo, educators from different colleges and universities march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Luistro: No one can stop K to 12 at this stage

May 20, 2015 - 8:20 AM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro is confident the Supreme Court will not stop the ongoing implementation of the K to 12 program despite two petitions that have already been filed against it

LAST MILE. Education Secretary Armin Luistro asks critics for their support as they finish preparations for the full implementation of K to 12. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Lawmakers file second petition vs K to 12 before SC

May 06, 2015 - 1:57 PM

The petitioners believe the law failed to comply with the 1987 Constitution as far as consultations with stakeholders are concerned

SUSPEND K TO 12? Educators from different colleges and universities march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. File photo by Joel Leporada

Advocates want SC to stop 'anti-Filipino' new GE curriculum

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Petitioners say a CHED memorandum that will exclude national language courses from the general education curriculum in colleges violates the Constitution

Many schools not yet training teachers for K to 12

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano is worried that schools only acknowledge that training is needed She says people need to see actual trainings happening now

IS PH READY? The Senate committee on education, arts and culture – chaired by Senator Pia Cayetano – conducts a hearing on the issues involving the implementation of the K to 12 Education program. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Pia Cayetano: K to 12 has to happen at the 'right time'

Mar 25, 2015 - 1:23 PM

The senator cites gaps in the major education reform program that may hinder its effective implementation if not done at the proper time

Group seeks SC TRO vs K to 12

Mar 12, 2015 - 7:33 PM

A coalition of educators files the petition on grounds of labor woes and the inadequacy of a P29 billion transition fund for K to 12

SUSPEND K TO 12? Educators from different colleges and universities Thursday march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. Photo by Joel Leporada

Suspend K to 12? But PH ready for it – Luistro

Mar 11, 2015 - 4:42 PM

While displacements will likely happen because of the K to 12 program Luistro says the government is working on safety nets for workers in higher education institutions

LAST MILE. Education Secretary Armin Luistro asks critics for their support as DepEd finishes preparations for the full implementation of K to 12. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Gov't told: Ease K-12 transition woes, tap private schools

Feb 19, 2015 - 4:30 PM

As of February 18 only 236 private schools have permits to implement the senior high school program

TAP PRIVATE SCHOOLS. Over a thousand private schools are still waiting for their permits to implement the senior high school program starting 2016.

Worst-case scenario: K to 12 may displace 78K workers

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The Commission on Higher Education will ask Congress for a P29 billion transition fund to help mitigate the impact of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 on the tertiary education sector

CHED keeps new GE curriculum

Nov 27, 2014 - 3:33 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says it will provide incentives to schools that will use Filipino in general education courses

Last 7 Yolanda-hit SUCs still waiting for funding

Sep 11, 2014 - 1:45 PM

A total of P826 5 million has already been released to 28 state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo

Congress considers fund to help workers affected by K to 12

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:38 PM

The House committee on higher and technical education asks CHED for an actual number of affected workers before discussing the proposed P29 billion transition fund

CHED may require use of Filipino to teach some GE courses

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The Commission will also propose to Congress a stabilization fund that will cover the cost of maintaining faculty and the cost of lost of enrollment in colleges due to K to 12

TRANSITION PAINS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the country will have to weather the transition phase of the K to 12 program 'as best as we can.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Filipino in college: What are you afraid of?

Jun 22, 2014 - 1:13 PM

The new General Education curriculum is an opportunity for teachers to work together to draft courses that will make the future generation of students proud But school administrators have lagged behind

College professors fear massive retrenchment due to K to 12

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:11 PM

A set of guidelines is expected to be released by the end of June to guide employers on what to do during the nationwide implementation of the program

CHED lifts moratorium on business, HRM, IT courses

Jun 11, 2014 - 11:50 AM

Starting 2015 2016 qualified colleges will be allowed to open undergraduate and graduate programs in these 3 fields considering market uptrend and PH s lead in the IT BPO

UST school opening in July

Feb 11, 2014 - 1:46 PM

The shift staring school year 2014 2015 will be a gradual transition to a much later date says UST

40 universities, colleges damaged by Yolanda

Nov 23, 2013 - 8:04 PM

The Senate has earmarked P1 billion for the rehabilitation of state universities and colleges

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. Photo by BJ Geronimo

CHED to PDAF scholars: We'll take care of you

Nov 22, 2013 - 8:46 PM

The Commission on Higher Education is looking at 3 funds to tap to cover the 400 000 college scholars who used to be funded by lawmakers pork barrel

FINDING WAYS. The Commission on Higher Education will tap in at least 3 funds to sustain the education of about 400,000 PDAF scholars. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

The road to ASEAN 2015: Why are PH colleges lagging behind?

Nov 20, 2013 - 12:42 PM

With less than two years left in the calendar are Philippine higher education institutions ready for the ASEAN economic integration in 2015?

UP offers cross-enrollment for Tacloban campus students

Nov 14, 2013 - 11:31 PM

Students who will transfer to UP Mindanao will stay either at the school dormitory or with foster families

CHED suspends college operations in areas hit by Yolanda

Nov 13, 2013 - 6:15 PM

For CHED information is hard to come by as regional directors themselves are affected by the super typhoon

STILL STANDING. What remains of the Leyte Colleges after typhoon Yolanda devastated the province. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Students win: Court stops PSBA-QC closure

Nov 07, 2013 - 9:53 PM

Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 104 issues an injunction indefinitely preventing the closure of the school amid conflict between board members

3 things the private sector can do for basic education

Oct 19, 2013 - 11:15 PM

After passing the K to 12 bill into law the easy part is over Both government and private sector are now gearing up for the tougher part: the road to 2016

PAINFUL OR NOT. Now that the K to 12 has been institutionalized, the easy part is over, former Education Secretary Edilberto de Jesus says. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

TRO out – PSBA-QC won't close down

Oct 17, 2013 - 6:20 PM

No closure on October 18 The temporary restraining order effective for 20 days gives students enough time to enroll for the second semester

Will PSBA-QC close down? Students bring battle to court

Oct 17, 2013 - 7:00 AM

Student groups of PSBA QC ask the Quezon City RTC to issue a temporary restraining order on the impending closure of the school on October 18

Senators ask: Are colleges ready for K to 12?

Oct 15, 2013 - 8:00 AM

With only 3 years left senators urge colleges to already come up with a definite roadmap for absorbing grade 11 students in 2016

Uncertainties for students, teachers amid PSBA-QC board war

Oct 09, 2013 - 7:00 AM

As the board war continues some students and teachers of PSBA QC are already weighing their options should the school close down on October 18

WAITING. With one side saying the school is definitely closing, and the other saying it won't, students can only wait and see. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

CHED steps in to settle PSBA-QC closure controversy

Oct 07, 2013 - 5:43 PM

UPDATED The commission will hold talks with warring factions of the school board and administration on Wednesday October 9

CHED says PSBA-QC can't close down mid-year

Oct 01, 2013 - 7:28 PM

If the new school administration insists on closing the school on October 18 the battle may even reach Congress

'AS LONG AS I'M ALIVE'. Incumbent president Benjamin Paulino assures PSBA-QC academic community and parents that the school will never close as long as he is alive. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Students, faculty, staff to question PSBA-QC closure

Sep 27, 2013 - 10:07 PM

The school will hold an open forum on Monday September 30 inviting CHED officials to clarify processes involved in the closure of the institution

BACK TO NORMAL. A PSBA teacher instructs a group of NSTP students for their immersion. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler