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Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia

Oct 18, 2017 - 4:20 PM

A duo of French scientists say they may have found a physiological, and seemingly treatable, cause for dyslexia hidden in tiny light-receptor cells in the human eye

In this file photo, a visitor checks through a shelf for books at the newly built Singapore's National Library 20 September 2005. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Grade 6 Lumad student killed in Davao del Norte

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:23 AM

The Save Our Schools Network says 19 year old Obillo Bay ao was shot by a member of a paramilitary group

LUMAD KILLINGS. A student of the Salugpongan Community Learning Center, was declared dead by the Davao Regional Hospital at 9:00 PM on Tuesday, September 5 Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Want to learn something? Sleep on it, but not too deeply – study

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Participants in a study were able to memorize sound patterns played to them during two phases of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement REM and N2 researchers say

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

Anti-martial law protesters in Congress held in Camp Karingal

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Charges of disturbance of proceedings are expected to be filed against the 8 protesters when courts open on Monday July 24

KABATAAN 8. Eight members of youth organizations, including 3 volunteer teachers in Mindanao, are held inside Camp Karingal and are set to face charges of disturbance of proceedings for staging a lightning rally inside the session hall of the House of Representatives on July 22, 2017. Photo courtesy of Jose Mari Callueng

WATCH: Protesters disrupt Congress joint session on martial law

Jul 22, 2017 - 12:09 PM

2ND UPDATE Never again never again never again to martial law shout the protesters as lawmakers tackle the request of President Rodrigo Duterte to extend martial law in Mindanao

NO TO MARTIAL LAW. Protesters disrupt the joint session of Congress on martial law in Mindanao on July 22, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Google app gets new newsfeed experience

Jul 19, 2017 - 4:57 PM

The new Google feed service uses machine learning algorithms to anticipate what information you d like to receive from news to videos as well as music and feature stories

Estrella's clutch trey saves Mapua against Letran

Jul 11, 2017 - 8:08 PM

Andoy Estrella is too much for the Knights to handle as he scored a total of 12 points in the 4th period

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

#UsapangPera with Vince Rapisura: Paano magpautang nang tama?

Jul 11, 2017 - 11:43 AM

How can you lend money and manage those who owe you?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Jun 20, 2017 - 1:23 PM

Google general counsel Kent Walker says the company will use a combination of machine learning and human monitoring to keep extremist and terrorism related videos off its services

GOOGLE FIGHTS EXTREMISM. An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIS fighters raising their weapons as they stand on a vehicle mounted with the trademark Jihadists flag at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province. File Photo by Al-Furqan Media/AFP

DepEd aims to reach out-of-school youth during Brigada Eskwela

May 11, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the integration of the Alternative Learning System into Brigada Eskwela is very important given the President s instruction to prioritize the program

Microsoft CEO: Tech sector needs to prevent '1984' future

May 11, 2017 - 1:39 PM

Satya Nadella beckons to developers reminding them that their design choices today are shaping the world of tomorrow

NADELLA. Microsoft's CEO touches on the role that developers play in shaping the world's future at Microsoft Build 2017. Photo from Microsoft

Microsoft aims to make artificial intelligence mainstream

May 11, 2017 - 11:31 AM

AI takes centerstage on the first day of the tech titan s annual Build conference

CORTANA PRAISE. Pictured is a screenshot from a Microsoft-published YouTube video featuring developers sharing their thoughts on the tech titan's AI-powered assistant, Cortana. Screenshot from Microsoft/YouTube


Did your schooling serve you well?

Mar 30, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How was school for you? Do you think it has served a purpose?

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

Google's RAISR can save you bandwidth on high-res images

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Google claims its RAISR tool can cut up to 75 off the bandwidth cost of a downloaded image

RAISR. Google explains how RAISR works in this graphic. Image from Google.

BPO workers answer call to mentor adult learners

Nov 27, 2016 - 7:00 AM

For these business process outsourcing BPO employees giving a few hours of their weekend to teach adult learners under the Alternative Learning System ALS is worth it

MENTORING. Frizza Dogomio is mentored by a Convergys employee under the Department of Education's Alternative Learning System (ALS). Photo credit: Convergys

AMA Education System pioneers 'Blended Learning System' for senior high school students

Sep 19, 2016 - 12:56 PM

For school year 2016 2017 AMAES Grade 11 students are experiencing Blended Learning in and out of the classroom — 50 with teachers in school and 50 online

Menyemai benih pohon kehidupan Eco Camp

Sep 09, 2016 - 6:52 PM

Bumi kita dipaksa tanpa henti untuk memuaskan nafsu manusia Bumi ini sudah kecapean

#OFWTips: Want to return to PH earlier? Here's what you should do

Sep 02, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Vince Rapisura says temporary economic migrants should make it a goal to be able to come back after a maximum of 10 years

Science for pedestrians on the streets of Singapore

Aug 29, 2016 - 5:05 PM

To learn science in this city state you just have to walk around

Located in Kallang, near the National Stadium, this Nature Way path contains trivia about different species of butterflies and birds. Photo by Shaira Panela

Read or die

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Reading books is linked with longer lives science says

DepEd wants alternative learning for youth in drug rehab

Aug 04, 2016 - 6:16 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the Alternative Learning System will be the centerpiece of the Duterte administration that will complement the K to 12’s senior high school program

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

Horseback library serves Indonesia's remote readers

Jul 15, 2016 - 4:00 PM

For many this unique mobile library is their only link to books There is no traditional library nearby and stores are miles away in big cities It s a problem for villages across the sprawling Indonesian archipelago

MOBILE LIBRARY. This picture taken on March 30, 2016 shows an Indonesian child reading a book delivered on a 'moving library' via horseback, run by Ridwan Sururi in Serang, a quiet hamlet fringed by rice fields and a volcano on Indonesia's main island of Java. File photo by Adek Berry/AFP

In Indonesia, a school for refugees by refugees as they await resettlement

Jun 21, 2016 - 3:59 PM

The pupils at Learning Nest are from Afghanistan Iran Pakistan Iraq and Sri Lanka

EDUCATION. Refugee children attending a pioneering school in Cisarua, West Java, in the mountains south of Jakarta, where refugees are banding together to educate their children. AFP PHOTO / BAY ISMOYO

Kariton Klasrum to help senior high school dropouts

Jun 17, 2016 - 1:19 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the number of dropouts due to senior high school could range from 200 000 to 400 000 students

EDUCATION FOR ALL. A Kariton Klasrum on display during the program's culminating activity on Thursday, June 16, at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City. Photo by Jee Y. Geronimo/Rappler

Luistro on first day of Grade 11 rollout: 'Best class opening thus far'

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:30 PM

At the central office we monitor if there is an insurmountable problem that is systemic There s none so far says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

OUTGOING AND INCOMING. Education Secretary Armin Luistro and incoming secretary Leonor Briones visit the senior high school Building and students at the Commonwealth High School in Quezon City on Monday, June 13. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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?

Briones: There might be more problems if we suspend K to 12

Jun 06, 2016 - 5:57 PM

This thing is pressed upon us not only by internal environment but also by external environment such as the ASEAN integration says the incoming education secretary

READY FOR K TO 12? Incoming Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the resistance to K to 12 is 'understandable', but urges critics to put it in context. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Fun activities to try with your kids before school starts

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:51 PM

Make the most of the remaining days of summer vacation

Manobo leader faces murder raps over Lumad killings

Jun 01, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Datu Calpit and 37 others face murder charges for the deaths of a school head and 2 Lumad leaders in Lianga Surigao del Sur in September 2015

SUSPECT. Datu Calpit in a mugshot taken when he surrendered for robbery charges earlier this year. Sourced photo

Microsoft to build Google Assistant competitor – report

May 20, 2016 - 4:44 PM

The chatbot – reportedly called Bing Concierge Bot – would be able to talk to people over a number of services such as Skype Messenger SMS Whatsapp and Telegram

MICROSOFT. A file photo dated 16 March 2016 showing trade show visitors passing the Microsoft company stand at the CeBIT computer trade show in Hanover, Germany. File photo by Mauritz Antin/EPA

We knew math before we knew words

May 20, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] We have a wiring for language and another for doing high mathematics – be it algebra analytics geometry or topology

Brain-a-thons

Apr 22, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Walking may lead you to be creative researchers find out

Inside Bilibid, sports means life. And hope.

Apr 14, 2016 - 6:14 PM

It’s rather unusual that Cebu native Marlon Cabullon loves tennis more than basketball

Menikmati suasana Valentine bersama Michael Learns to Rock

Feb 13, 2016 - 12:28 PM

MLTR awali Valentine Tour 2016 di Solo Konser di Jakarta dan Surabaya pada 13 dan 15 Februari

MLTR menandai konsernya di Indonesia bertepatan dengan 25 tahun band itu berkarya. Foto oleh Ari Susanto/Rappler

Trends, innovations in digital education at Learning Summit 2016

Feb 05, 2016 - 1:33 PM

The 3 day summit will gather education experts like Elliot Masie Lisa Macuja Elizalde and Atty Julito Vitriolo

Literally standing for education

Feb 05, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] One thing is clear: We have to make young people in schools move their bodies if we really want them to learn better

Social enterprise makes case for fun, holistic education

Jan 30, 2016 - 5:04 PM

The Ultimate Learning Accelerator encourages its students to ask questions and make mistakes as they learn thinking social and organizational skills

FUN LEARNING. The Ultimate Learning Accelerator hopes to develop Filipino children using their holistic approach to studying. Image courtesy of The Ultimate Learning Accelerator

Reimagine your family’s weekend at home

Jan 16, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Fun and productivity doesn’t always mean leaving the house

Ignorance could be deadly

Dec 18, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] How could no or low education make you likely to die early?

Machine 'learns' like a human

Dec 11, 2015 - 12:43 PM

The system is called a Bayesian Program Learning framework where concepts are represented as simple computer programs

VLOG: When tech-voc education is not 'the other choice'

Nov 06, 2015 - 10:15 AM

In Singapore educators blur the line between white collar and blue collar

Michelle Obama wants 'honest conversation' on girls' education

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:54 PM

UPDATED For US First Lady Michelle Obama it s also about attitude and beliefs It s about whether parents think their daughters are worthy of an education as their son

GENDER EQUALITY AND EDUCATION. US First Lady Michelle Obama delivers an impassioned speech about girls' education in Qatar. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

'Rift' between academic, tech-voc tracks a 'false dichotomy'

Nov 04, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Experts say majority of work in the future will require a combination of very good academic background and extremely good skills to apply that academic knowledge to the real world

NOT THE OTHER CHOICE. Ng Cher Pong (L) and Bernie Trilling (C) talk about the importance of both the academic track and the technical-vocational track in the 21st century. Photo by Temasek Foundation

What can Grace Poe's senatorial bets offer?

Oct 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM

The 12 persons on Grace Poe s Senate slate vow to fight for lower taxes and more jobs in the Philippines among other advocacies

THE FINAL LINEUP. Independent candidates Francis Escudero and Grace Poe announce their senatorial slate for the 2016 elections at Club Filipino in San Juan on Thursday, October 29. Photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler