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'Buwan at Baril' returns onstage at PETA Theater Center

Sep 24, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Freedom from Debt Coalition and Sugid Productions announce a rerun of the play by Chris Millado

WATCH: How a barrio teacher made learning science easy

Sep 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Teacher Jennifer Rojo is one of the recipients of the 2017 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos award

SCIENCE MADE FUN. A Teacher in Tagaytay City makes learning science fun to students. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Random drug testing of students will make minors 'open targets'

Sep 02, 2017 - 4:30 PM

With the rising number of minors killed in President Rodrigo Duterte s war on drugs human rights groups are worried about the implementation of mandatory random drug tests among high school students

Theater can 'draw out the creative power of ordinary folk' – Magsaysay Awardee PETA

Sep 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

For 50 years the Philippine Educational Theater Association s actors have brought the stories of the people they meet to life on stage so their voices can be heard

Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

‘Hatred and divisiveness will not be the ethos of our time’ – Robredo

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:37 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the stories of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees give hope that good will one day trump evil

HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler HOPE. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers the keynote speech during the presentation ceremonies for the recipients of the 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awards. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Theater for change: 10 of PETA’s best plays

Aug 31, 2017 - 12:35 PM

The organization has upheld a 50 year old tradition of telling stories that matter

RAK OF AEGIS. The play celebrates Pinoy pop culture by paying tribute to Filipino rock band, Aegis. Photo courtesy of PETA

Duterte to consider other expenses when deciding on free tuition bill

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:00 PM

The bill already on President Rodrigo Duterte s desk will lapse into law on August 5 if he does not act on it

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares the stage with Education Secretary Leonor Briones, Executive Secretary Salvdador Medialdea, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Caesar Dulay and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III during the 113th Founding Anniversary of the BIR at its National Office in Quezon City on August 2, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

PETA, PH's Lilia de Lima among 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardees

Jul 27, 2017 - 2:40 PM

To also receive Asia s equivalent of the Nobel Prize are Yoshiaki Ishizawa Japan Abdon Nababan Indonesia Gethsie Shanmugam Sri Lanka Tony Tay Singapore

AWARDEES. The Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation announces the 59th batch of awardees on Thurday, July 27. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

‘Free Tuition Watch’ campaign launched on Facebook

Jun 15, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Students in 114 state colleges and universities can post on the Facebook page their experiences in availing themselves of the free tuition

REPORT. Students may report any kind of feedback about the implementation of the Free Tuition Policy through the Free Tuition Watch. Photo by Marian Plaza/Rappler

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: How to report school opening concerns

Jun 04, 2017 - 8:10 AM

School opening complaints from parents and students may be sent directly to the Department of Education DepEd Central Office or to its local counterparts

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

Gov't scholars given priority under tuition-free policy in SUCs

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:59 AM

The Commission on Higher Education and the Department of Budget and Management have issued implementing guidelines on the grant of free tuition in state universities and colleges nationwide

UE student teaches kids on the street

Apr 18, 2017 - 4:25 PM

The kids who live in the middle of the university belt do not know how to write or count Dara Tuazon a University of the East student hopes to change that

PETA celebrates 50th year, looks forward to the future

Apr 15, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The Philippine Educational Theater Association remains true to its activist roots

WATCH: 50 years of creative evolution and struggle at PETA

Apr 12, 2017 - 3:44 PM

The two and a half hour concert delivered 17 head spinning heart swelling musical numbers from 540 plays

Narrowing down UP Diliman's GE program is a disservice to PH

Mar 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Why sacrifice General Education subjects for the sake of specialization when it can enhance the learning capacity of students to specialize? Why be so spendthrift to investing in shaping the minds of future generations?

Free tuition alone won’t make college any more accessible

Mar 09, 2017 - 10:40 AM

We need to focus more on the disadvantages that poor students face much earlier in their lives

Can students of different grade levels learn together in a class?

Oct 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The system of multigrade schooling is important to universal access to education and it should be maintained even with current shortfalls performance when children get older

Beyond the first 100 days: What other ‘wars’ can we focus on?

Oct 15, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Perhaps it’s time for us to initiate the policy process from below – for the people to articulate the policies they would like the Duterte government to act on

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

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

PH kids win 42 awards in Chiang Mai math contest

Aug 24, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Filipino students bring home 42 medals and awards from an international math contest held in Thailand

WINNERS. Filipino contestants together with their coaches display their medals at the 2016 Thailand International Mathematics Competition (TIMC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Photo courtesy of Felipe Jr. Lim

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

What do we do with UP's registration problems?

Aug 06, 2016 - 5:40 PM

A UP teacher talks about the problems in the registration procedures and proposes solutions

LONG QUEUE. Students line up before sunrise to enlist GE classes at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. Photo by Kevin Brandon Saure

DepEd hopes to eliminate backlogs in procurement

Aug 04, 2016 - 1:10 PM

The Department of Education s proposed budget for 2017 is P571 billion and Secretary Leonor Briones says they plan to ensure the swift flow of funds

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

Duterte: After military, teachers next in line for salary hike

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:53 PM

The President says he wants to raise the salaries of teachers but does not explain where he will get the funds

File photo by AFP

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

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

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

Teachers give free supplies to students in Legazpi public school

Jun 15, 2016 - 11:46 AM

At least 56 teachers shell out their hard earned money to buy school supplies and candies to welcome kinder students at the Ibalon Central School

EDUCATION. Teachers of Ibalon Central School in Legazpi City led by Elizabeth Lara, school principal distribute free school supplies to kinder students. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/ Rappler

#BalikEskwela2016: Best class opening ever? Netizens say no

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:54 PM

Critics dispute the Education Secretary s assertion citing the high cost of tuition despite the availability of vouchers and the low enrollment turnout which could lead to a greater number of out of school youth

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 in Laguna: Unfinished classrooms, students in private schools

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:03 PM

The transition period of the K to 12 program is taking its toll on the finances of public school students entering senior high in Sta Cruz Laguna

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

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

K to 12 not 100% ready, but we've done our part – Luistro

May 31, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says the remaining job is up to the local offices – DepEd s regional and division offices

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

Duterte supports K to 12

May 24, 2016 - 4:35 PM

UPDATED Initially skeptical about the education program Duterte now says he was convinced by Department of Education officials to support it

PH EDUCATION. Rody Duterte says he sees the value in the K to 12 program. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

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

How an accident solved a school problem in Sorsogon

Apr 03, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Things fall into place in a picturesque town

HELP BES. Students of Bonifacio Elementary School wear IDs for the first time.

'3 Stars and a Sun': Dystopian sci-fi told through Francis M songs

Mar 07, 2016 - 6:17 PM

A look at the Philippine Educational Theater Association s 3 Stars and a Sun a musicale set to music by the late rapper Francis Magalona

Paolo Valenciano as Chino, Carla Guevara-Laforteza as Grand Vidame Inky, and Giannina Ocampo as Dianne.

No barriers: Kids in far-flung village learn to love reading

Mar 01, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Teachers in Barangay San Jose in Donsol Sorsogon go the extra mile to improve students reading skills

Schools constantly at risk of natural, man-made hazards

Feb 17, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Philippine schools are battered every year by typhoons and floods In some areas they have to somehow go through an academic year amid the threat of armed conflict

In this file photo, Marilyn Indiano, 35, carries her two-month-old baby Justine inside an evacuation building in a slum area in Baseco district, Manila, Philippines, December 7, 2014, during Typhoon Hagupit. Dennis Sabangan/EPA

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

Lower world rankings for UP, AdMU, DLSU

Sep 15, 2015 - 7:18 AM

But the 3 universities are part of the top 300 globally when it comes to employer reputation

New UP campus to rise in Clark Green City

Aug 18, 2015 - 4:02 PM

The Bases Conversion and Development Authority gives the University of the Philippines 70 hectares to build a new campus in the planned Clark Green City The question is: can UP build it?