Rappler's latest stories on k to 12 program
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The DepEd praises the Supreme Court's decision, saying it affirms the authority of the department and Congress in deciding how best to deliver quality education
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
According to JobStreet.com's 2018 Fresh Graduate Report, 35% of employers are not yet ready to hire K to 12 graduates, while 41% say their companies are still evaluating it
Night class student Rosita Locsin, 67, receives two medals for high academic ratings and for being a role model
CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan acknowledges that 'delays have caused pain to our scholars, many of whom rely on the living allowances for the daily subsistence of their families'
President Rodrigo Duterte also hails the Alternative Learning System – considered the centerpiece of basic education under his administration
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
2017 marks the second year of the full implementation of the K to 12 program and the first year that Grade 12 will be rolled out nationwide
How s the first day of school like for 22 9 million students all over the country?
Including enrollees in private schools about 27 million students are expected for school year 2017 2018 according to the DepEd
The education department is already reviewing the Alternative Learning System to match it to formal education s K to 12 program
The Alternative Learning System is a priority program under the Duterte administration What is it all about?
Schools in the STI network see a surge in enrollment due to the K to 12 program
Education Secretary Leonor Briones also defends the proposed higher budget for 2017 saying more resources are needed due to backlogs and the implementation of Grade 12
The number of displacements is much lower than the initial projection the Commission on Higher Education tells congressmen during the budget hearing
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says her department has to be as active with its Alternative Learning System as it is with senior high school
The President also talks about plans to increase spending on basic education and to intensify the education department s Alternative Learning System
The Journalism and Legal Management programs of the University of Santo Tomas are cancelled due to the low number of enrollees – an effect of the K to 12 program
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says poverty reduction in the Philippines has been really very slow since policymakers have not paid attention to population policy
NEDA chief Ernesto Pernia fears the effects of the TRO – maternal deaths teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies – could become bigger social problems in the long run
Education Secretary Briones notes that the Philippines still failed to meet the international standards for education’s budget allocation
In 2010 President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country Did he fulfill his campaign promise?
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
Marilou Syjueco a former assistant professor at the FEU Institute of Technology is willing to take a pay cut just to teach senior high school students at Malabon National High School
The number of enrollees in senior high is almost double the number of Grade 10 completers in the city Many of the enrollees come from neighboring provinces
The regional office of the Department of Education has asked public high school principals to trace whether all the Grade 10 completes have enrolled in Grace 11
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
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President Aquino says the credentials of our countrymen working overseas are already being questioned because they lack K to 12 education Reality is against the government s claim
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?
About 1 5 million students will enter Grade 11 in 11 029 public and private senior high schools nationwide
Briones has pushed for higher budgets for education as president of Freedom From Debt Coalition and as founder of Social Watch Philippines
The Department of Education in Cebu has targeted to build 1 038 classrooms to accommodate expected Grade 11 enrolees but only 371 have been completed
A total of 5 927 public schools will offer senior high school in June
The education department expects about 70 000 to 75 000 students to apply for the program
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?
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Do the plans of presidential and vice presidential candidates for the future of Philippine education match or clash?
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UPDATED The deadline applies to students from private schools who are not Education Service Contracting grantees and will enter senior high school in June
For this year s early registration the education department will focus on the last milers or children and youth who are out of school
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
For a country like ours we need more vocational schools We need labor and we need that for economic growth I don’t think we re in dire need of special skills at this point SMIC s Teresita Sy Coson says during FGCEO2015
A Teacher Representative Mariano Piamonte Jr wants to know if students in remote areas will have access to more sophisticated livelihood courses
President Benigno Aquino III reports about backlogs that have been addressed and programs that help bring children back to school
UPDATED Will there be a senior high school near you? Check out Rappler s maps to find out
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