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[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.

FALSE: Duterte scraps K to 12 program

May 24, 2019 - 4:07 PM

The President has no power to repeal a law

DepEd: No big changes to K to 12 after SC ruling

Nov 12, 2018 - 5:48 PM

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

BASIC EDUCATION. The DepEd praised the Supreme Court's decision declaring K-12 constitutional as it also recognized the power of politcal branches in deciding how best to deliver quality education. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

JobStreet 2018 report: Only 24% of employers willing to hire K to 12 graduates

Apr 18, 2018 - 4:10 PM

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

Bacolod grandma graduates high school with flying colors

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:07 PM

Night class student Rosita Locsin, 67, receives two medals for high academic ratings and for being a role model

GRADUATE. Sixty-seven-year-old Rosita Locsin during her graduation. Photo courtesy of Carla Canet

2,152 gov’t scholars to get delayed allowance by December 29 – CHED

Dec 27, 2017 - 12:27 PM

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'

FAST-TRACKING. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says they are fast-tracking their internal processes to release the delayed living allowances of scholars. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte affirms commitment to implement K to 12

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:20 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also hails the Alternative Learning System – considered the centerpiece of basic education under his administration

K TO 12. President Rodrigo Duterte affirms his commitment to implement the K to 12 program during his 2nd State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 24. Rappler screenshot

Are companies still hesitant to hire K to 12 graduates?

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:20 PM

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

Classroom photo c/o DepEd

K to 12 under Duterte administration faces new challenges

Jul 03, 2017 - 2:58 PM

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

JOINT OPENING. In this file photo, then Education Secretary Armin Luistro (right) and incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones visit the K to 12 students of Commonwealth High School in Quezon City. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Public schools open for school year 2017-2018

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How s the first day of school like for 22 9 million students all over the country?

Students of President Corazon Aquino High School attend the flag ceremony during the first day of classes in Baseco, Tondo, Manila on June 5, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

22.9M students return to public schools nationwide

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:50 AM

Including enrollees in private schools about 27 million students are expected for school year 2017 2018 according to the DepEd

Grade 1 students queue outside the classrooms at Belmonte Elementary School in Holy Spirit, Quezon City, before the start of school year 2017-2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Catching up on ALS: Challenges of a 'parallel system'

Feb 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The education department is already reviewing the Alternative Learning System to match it to formal education s K to 12 program

All eyes on ALS, 'centerpiece' of basic ed under Duterte

Feb 18, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The Alternative Learning System is a priority program under the Duterte administration What is it all about?

SATURDAY CLASSES. Maricel Pascua is a grade school teacher for 5 days a week. On Saturdays, she teaches adult learners under the Alternative Learning System. File photo from Maricel Pascua

STI to raise up to P5B to fund campus expansions

Jan 12, 2017 - 4:10 PM

Schools in the STI network see a surge in enrollment due to the K to 12 program

DepEd lacks 15,000 teachers – Briones

Sep 26, 2016 - 3:40 PM

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

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

Briones: I told Duterte he has no choice but to implement senior high

Aug 02, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says her department has to be as active with its Alternative Learning System as it is with senior high school

K TO 12. Education Secretary Leonor Briones recounts her conversation with President Rodrigo Duterte on the senior high school program. Briones file photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

SONA 2016: Duterte wants mandatory education on evils of drugs

Jul 25, 2016 - 7:07 PM

The President also talks about plans to increase spending on basic education and to intensify the education department s Alternative Learning System

FIRST SONA. Filipinos record the State of the Nation Address of President Duterte on their devices at the Philippine Congress building in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines, July 25, 2016. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Too few applicants: UST cancels 2 programs for 2016-2017

Jul 17, 2016 - 6:45 PM

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

Less poverty if RH law implemented earlier – NEDA chief

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:39 PM

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

RH LAW. According to young mother Mary Annly Rosete, due to lack of education, she got pregnant at a tender age of 14. She takes care of her 4 children with her husband, who earns a meager income of $3 a day. File photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

To avoid RH law delays, economic planning chief proposes Duterte EO

Jul 07, 2016 - 5:42 PM

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

Briones eyes review of DepEd spending

Jul 04, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Education Secretary Briones notes that the Philippines still failed to meet the international standards for education’s budget allocation

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In 2010 President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country Did he fulfill his campaign promise?

Luistro: Aquino admin failed to communicate change has happened

Jun 21, 2016 - 8:30 PM

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

READY TO GO. Education Secretary Armin Luistro only has over a week to go in office. Screenshot from Rappler

Paying back to community: College prof teaches in senior high school

Jun 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM

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

GIVING BACK. Marilou Syjueco, a former associate professor who will be teaching in senior high school, meets Education Secretary Armin Luistro during the opening of classes on Monday, June 13. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo

Tuguegarao schools welcome high number of Grade 11 enrollees

Jun 14, 2016 - 9:39 PM

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

Photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Negros Island Region: 27,000 students enroll in senior high school

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:26 PM

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

GRADE 11. The first batch of senior high school students start their classes at the Negros Occidental High School in Bacolod City on June 13, 2016. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

WATCH: First day high with full rollout of senior high

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:41 AM

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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Jun 13, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Debunking K to 12 myths

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

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

Elementary students get handed their papers in an overloaded classroom during the first day of school at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon city, east suburban Manila, Philippines, 02 June 2014. Photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Senior high school: No youth left behind?

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

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?

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

Leonor Briones vows 'consultative' leadership in DepEd

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Briones has pushed for higher budgets for education as president of Freedom From Debt Coalition and as founder of Social Watch Philippines

3RD TIME. Incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones during a press conference at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City on June 6. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Rooms not ready: Half-day classes in Cebu to adjust to senior high

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:00 AM

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

SCHOOL. In Cebu City, only 371 classrooms out of the targeted 1,038 are completed while 641 of which are still under construction and 16 have not started yet. File photo from EPA

Enrollment for senior high begins in public schools

May 04, 2016 - 10:26 AM

A total of 5 927 public schools will offer senior high school in June

SENIOR HIGH. Enrollment for senior high school begins in all public schools nationwide. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Applications until May 6: Who qualifies for senior high school vouchers

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

The education department expects about 70 000 to 75 000 students to apply for the program

File photo from 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

Plans and promises: Presidential bets on education

Apr 16, 2016 - 7:53 AM

What does it take to improve the quality of education in the Philippines? Rappler has compiled promises made by each presidential candidate for the country s education sector

EDUCATION PROMISES. What are the presidential candidates' promises when it comes to education? File photo by Marchel P. Espina

Where do VP bets stand on education, K to 12?

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Do the plans of presidential and vice presidential candidates for the future of Philippine education match or clash?

PH EDUCATION. Students at Casili elementary school in San Rafael, Rodriguez Rizal carry their own chairs during the opening of class. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler

Presidential bets on education, K to 12

Mar 03, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Can the 2016 presidential bets deliver on their many promises on education reform?

Application for senior high's voucher program until February 15

Feb 05, 2016 - 2:06 PM

UPDATED The deadline applies to students from private schools who are not Education Service Contracting grantees and will enter senior high school in June

Early registration for public school students on January 30

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:04 PM

For this year s early registration the education department will focus on the last milers or children and youth who are out of school

EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS. Parents look after their children during the first day of school in Batasan Elementary School on June 1, 2015. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

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

SM, Berjaya execs to PH: Focus on vocational training than K to 12

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:22 PM

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

 STRENGTHEN VOCATIONAL TRAINING. For SMIC's Teresita Sy-Coson and Berjaya's Vincent Tan, vocational schools will allow more people to qualify and work in industries here and abroad, like business process outsourcing (BPO) companies. Coson's photo by Forbes, and Tan's photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

What TESDA is doing to prepare for tech-voc in K to 12

Sep 02, 2015 - 7:17 PM

A Teacher Representative Mariano Piamonte Jr wants to know if students in remote areas will have access to more sophisticated livelihood courses

CERTIFIABLE SKILLS. Students of Don Alejandro Roces Sr Science and Technology High School get their hands dirty in technical-vocational laboratories. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

No 'headaches' in education for next admin, says Aquino

Jul 27, 2015 - 9:45 PM

President Benigno Aquino III reports about backlogs that have been addressed and programs that help bring children back to school

NO BACKLOGS. Students participate in an activity during the opening of classes at the President Corazon C. Aquino Elementary School in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MAP: DepEd schools that will offer senior high in 2016

Jul 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Will there be a senior high school near you? Check out Rappler s maps to find out

BACK TO SCHOOL. Students in Daraga National High School attend their first day in school. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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

Senior high experiment: The case of QC's Roces school

Jun 02, 2015 - 8:30 AM

Running a technical vocational school is no easy feat – not even for a school with 64 years of experience

TECH-VOC LABS. Students discuss drafting on their first day of school. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler