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‘More Teacher Maricels needed' says alliance standing against intimidation

Jun 07, 2019 - 8:52 AM

The Department of Education’s contentious response to Herrera’s exposé, which garnered much attention online, sparks calls for solidarity from fellow teachers

'Untarnished truth:' Pisay students spark a campus movement vs sexual harassment

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

In the span of a week, students of the Philippine Science High School build a movement to take on the school’s highest officials and change campus culture on sexual harassment

Negros Occidental school opens plastic-free canteen

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The ‘wala usik’ (zero waste) canteen uses mugs made from bamboo, bowls from coconut shells, and plates from banana leaves

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY. Students of Bulata National High School use mugs made from indigenous materials to reduce plastic waste. Photo courtesy of PRRCFI

YouTube to ban 'hateful,' 'supremacist' videos

Jun 06, 2019 - 12:30 AM

(UPDATED) Youtube's announcement is the latest of a series of tech industry moves to filter out hateful and violent content, which have spurred calls for tougher regulation

Junjun Binay perpetually barred from holding office

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The Court of Appeals finds the former Makati mayor guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service over irregularities in the Makati Science High School building project

BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision barring former Makati mayor Junjun Binay from holding public office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

South Korean grandmothers school pupils for the first time

Jun 01, 2019 - 10:29 PM

'I have often felt like others looked down on me because of my illiteracy,' says Nam, who at 84 is the oldest of 3 grandmothers in second grade at Woldeung Elementary School

This picture taken on May 15, 2019 shows elderly South Korean women (front L-R) Park Young-ae, Nam Yang-soon and Shin Dong-hee posing and their eight-year-old classmates in a classroom at Woldeung Elementary School on the outskirts of Suncheon, 320 kilometres (198 miles) south of Seoul. - With South Korea's population ageing rapidly and families migrating from the countryside to the cities for decades, rural primary schools are facing falling pupil numbers. Now some are targeting the opposite end of the age spectrum and recruiting elderly illiterate grandmothers -- who were denied education on gender grounds during their own childhoods -- to stave off the threat of closure and teach them to read and write. (Photo by Jung Yeon-je / AFP) / To go with AFP story SKorea-social-education-demographics, FEATURE by Kang Jin-kyu

Winwyn Marquez graduates from Teachers Certificate Program

May 30, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The former beauty queen and actress comes closer to her dream of becoming a teacher

[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.

Pisay board to tackle how to teach 'responsible use of technology'

May 29, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Amid the Philippine Science High School controversy, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says they will better educate students on ethical behavior and proper use of technology

RESPONSIBLE USE. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, who sits as ex-officio chairman of the PSHS board of trustees says it will look into how to teach youth responsible use of technology.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves

How a head teacher brings change to remote school in Albay

May 29, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Joem Periña has been teacher-in-charge of Sto Cristo Elementary School in Tiwi town for only 6 months, yet the local community has already felt the 'good changes' he has implemented in the school

TEACHER-IN-CHARGE. Joem Eprina, teacher-in-charge of Sto Cristo Elementary School, takes a breather during the Brigada Eskuwela on May 27, 2019. Photo by Mavic Conde

Pisay board defends final decision on students who shared lewd photos

May 29, 2019 - 5:45 PM

'We assure the public that the PSHS Board has exerted best efforts in arriving at this decision and we request that this be respected,' says the Philippine Science High School board of trustees

2019 GRADUATION. The PSHS board of bars 6 male students who had shared lewd photos of their female classmates from joining the school's 2019 graduation rites but allows 3 to receive diplomas. File photo by Rappler

Robredo on Pisay controversy: Abuse vs women unacceptable in any form

May 29, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says changing the culture of abuse against women in the Philippines 'begins with calling out behavior that is disrespectful and abusive to women, and ensuring that it is appropriately sanctioned'

FIGHTER FOR WOMEN. Vice President Leni Robredo says there is no excuse for abuse against women. File photo by Arnold Almacen/OVP

Pisay boys who shared lewd photos barred from grad rites

May 28, 2019 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) But 3 of the 6 erring boys will still receive their diplomas from the Philippine Science High School

2019 GRADUATION. The PSHS board of trustees decides to bar 6 male students who had shared lewd photos of their female classmates from joining the school's 2019 graduation rites. File photo by Rappler

From victim to fighter: 'We all have to take a stand,' says Pisay student

May 28, 2019 - 11:16 AM

A Philippine Science High School student shares how she found the courage to hold her tormentors accountable

DEMANDING ANSWERS. Philippine Science High School students demand the school board reconsider a decision allowing students who shared lewd photos to graduate. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

YouthWorks PH bridges youth skills from school to work

May 25, 2019 - 5:48 PM

'The project is all about enhancing the skills of the youth to be employed,' says Philippine Business for Education Chair Ramon del Rosario

Maria Ressa receives Columbia Journalism Award

May 24, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'Please don’t accept the world as you see it today...What you report and how you fight for truth matters.... Dream of a better future. Then go and make it happen,' Rappler's Maria Ressa tells the class of 2019

COLUMBIA JOURNALISM AWARD. Rappler CEO and Executive Editor Maria Ressa receives the 2019 Columbia Journalism Award in New York City. Screenshot from Columbia Journalism School video

Pisay board to reconsider graduation of students who shared lewd photos

May 24, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Senator Bam Aquino, a member of the Philippine Science High School board, says he will vote in favor of the recommendation not to allow the students to graduate

GRADUATION. The Philippine Science High School board of trustees will reconsider the graduation of 6 male students who shared lewd photos and videos of their fellow female schoolmates. Photo from Philippine Science High School

Online petition launched vs graduation of Pisay students who shared lewd photos

May 23, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The petition urges the Philippine Science High School Board of Trustees to review its decision allowing 6 male students to graduate despite sharing lewd photos of their fellow female students online

ONLINE PETITION. An online petition seeks to reverse the Philippine Science High School board of trustee's decision to allow students who shared lewd photos of female students to graduate. Photo of students by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Pisay students to school board: Don't let students who shared lewd photos graduate

May 23, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Philippine Science High School students make the call after the board overturns the management and disciplinary committees’ recommendation that 6 male students be prevented from graduating

DEMANDING ANSWERS. Philippine Science High School students demand the school board reconsider a decision allowing students who shared lewd photos to graduate. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

WATCH: Maria Ressa delivers commencement speech at 2019 Columbia Journalism School graduation

May 23, 2019 - 9:59 AM

Ressa was also presented the 2019 Columbia Journalism Award

House approves bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12

May 20, 2019 - 6:30 PM

If passed into law, the bill would make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps program mandatory for both male and female senior high school students

SOON TO BE REQUIRED FOR SHS? A soldier of the 1st Scout Ranger Regiment of the Philippine Army instructs an ROTC cadet officer on the finer points of the M16 rifle. Photo from Wikipedia

The story behind Olympian Joseph Schooling's success

May 14, 2019 - 1:48 PM

How did Joseph Schooling get to where he is now? Well, it's not just sheer luck.

WATCH: LeBron surprises I Promise School with new gym

May 12, 2019 - 2:53 PM

The four-time NBA MVP continues to give back to the community in his hometown of Akron, Ohio

MORE THAN AN ATHLETE. LeBron James has been spending the NBA offseason touching the lives of others. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Sri Lanka Catholic schools to reopen after attacks

May 09, 2019 - 5:54 PM

All state-run schools – more than 10,000 in total – have resumed classes on Monday, May 6, after police and security forces deployed armed guards

BACK TO SCHOOL. Sri Lankan school students return to classes as schools re-open across the country after the Easter attacks in Colombo on May 6, 2019. Photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

Joseph Schooling: Swimming in Success

May 09, 2019 - 1:12 PM

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, swimmer Joseph Schooling made a splash when he clinched Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold medal after winning the 100-meter butterfly event.

Student killed in U.S. school shooting near Columbine

May 08, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) Two suspects are in custody – an adult man and a male youth. Both attended the school. There were no further suspects.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLORADO - MAY 07: Students and teachers raise their arms as the exit the scene of a shooting in which at least seven students were injured at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on May 7, 2019 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Tom Cooper/Getty Images/AFP

Two dead in U.S. university campus shooting – media

May 01, 2019 - 7:42 AM

University of North Carolina's Charlotte campus tweets: 'Shots reported near Kennedy. Run, Hide, Fight. Secure yourself immediately'

ANOTHER SHOOTING. Students and faculty wait near the entrance of campus after a shooting on the campus of University of North Carolina Charlotte in University City, Charlotte, on April 30, 2019. Photo by Logan Cyrus/AFP

Hollywood school to keep Michael Jackson's name on auditorium

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:46 AM

The parents and staff of the Gardner Street Elementary School has decided to keep the name of late singer on the school's auditorium

Stellar award: 3 Camarines Sur students get planets named after them

Apr 10, 2019 - 1:39 PM

High school students Eugene Rivera, Joscel Manzanero, and Keith Cadores earn the honor after winning in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – the largest pre-college science competition in the world

AWARDEES. Camarines Sur High School students (3rd to 5th left) Keith Cadores, Eugene Rivera, and Joscel Manzanero were among the winners at the 2018 Intel ISEF. Photo from the Department of Education

Second mother's love: Teacher buys togas for poor students

Apr 07, 2019 - 3:19 PM

The togas cost her around P7,600, more than her monthly take-home pay of P6,600

Pacquiao son suits up for Brent Manila in ISAC boys basketball

Apr 06, 2019 - 9:54 PM

Despite his equally illustrious teammates, Michael Pacquiao's Brent International School Manila Lions end up fifth place

FIFTH PLACE. LIONS Pacquiao son at International Schools Activities Conference

IN PHOTOS: Lumad Bakwit School's moving-up ceremony

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:00 PM

With pride and gratitude, 30 Lumad students graduated from junior high school last March 29

Meet Jek dela Cerna, 1st transwoman pageant queen of Mapua Makati

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:03 PM

'I deserve this. I know in my heart that I am a woman,' says Jek dela Cerna

LOOK: MacroAsia, PTC Holdings aviation school opens in Subic

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Courses will commence in April at the First Aviation Academy, which seeks to address the increasing demand for commercial pilots around the world

NEW FLIGHT SCHOOL. Philippine Airlines President and CEO Jaime Bautista leads the champagne pouring on the brand new Tecnam planes that will be used by First Aviation Academy. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

FALSE: Imee Marcos was ‘class valedictorian’ from California boarding school

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:24 PM

'While the student you inquired about attended our school for a brief period in the fall of 1972, she is not a graduate,' says Santa Catalina School assistant head of school John Aimé

FALSE. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos claims she was class valedictorian from the Santa Catalina School in California. File photo of Marcos by Maria Tan/Rappler

Children not spared by California's homelessness crisis

Mar 16, 2019 - 7:06 PM

The numbers are sobering in a state that is home to the world's fifth-largest economy but has the highest poverty rate in the US when cost-of-living is factored in

Telfair Elementary School Principal Jose Razo hands out "Thank You" notes for his students to write after a morning at Operation School Bell on February 8, 2019 in Pacoima, California, some thirty minutes drive north of downtown Los Angeles, where the children received new items such as backpacks, shoes and clothing. For Jose Razo, principal at Telfair Elementary School in Los Angeles county, his students should spend their time worrying about homework, their grades or playdates. But the harsh reality for more than a quarter of the 720 children at the school is otherwise."Food, somewhere to sleep, something to put on their back: those are the challenges our students are facing," says Razo. "Someone seven or eight years old should not have to worry about that."  Frederic J. BROWN / AFP

8 dead in Brazil school shooting

Mar 13, 2019 - 10:11 PM

(UPDATED) Sao Paulo state Governor Joao Doria says 4 children and two members of staff are among the dead

SCHOOL SHOOTING. Police work at the scene of a shooting at a school in Suzano, Sao Paulo metropolitan region, Brazil, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Ina Raymundo, Ai-Ai delas Alas bag Best Actress award at film festival in Portugal

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The actresses won for their performances at the 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival

BEST ACTRESSES. Ai-Ai delas Alas and Ina Raymundo win at the Oporto International Film Festival. File photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Donations pour in for Grade 2 student who uses makeshift pen

Mar 07, 2019 - 11:36 AM

After seeing his photos on social media, concerned netizens did not hesitate to help 8-year-old Jan Kim Enario and his classmates at the Union Elementary School in Sta Rita, Samar

School attended by Trump says it concealed his grades

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:37 AM

A Washington Post report says the New York Military Academy that Donald Trump attended as a teenager concealed his academic records in 2011 in response to pressure from Trump allies

US President Donald Trump smiles during the State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives on January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Win McNamee

SC tackles: Should national law school entrance test PhilSAT be removed?

Mar 05, 2019 - 7:25 PM

Justice Leonen raises the concern that the nationwide test under the control of the State may infringe on academic freedom

PHILSAT. Petitioners want to remove PhilSAT which has been imposed as the additional requirement for aspiring law students on top of the schools' own entrance examinations. Photo by Rappler

Grade 6 students to have grad rites this 2019 – DepEd

Mar 02, 2019 - 9:43 PM

But discussions are still ongoing as to whether Grade 6 completers in the future should have a 'moving-up' ceremony instead of a graduation ceremony

VIRAL: Grade 2 student from Samar uses makeshift ballpen for school

Mar 02, 2019 - 12:30 PM

Jan Kim's photo using an improvised pen for school, uploaded by his teacher on Facebook, has gone viral online. Netizens reach for ways to help.

Grade 2 student from Sta. Rita, Samar uses makeshift ball pen for his schoolwork.

Supreme Court favors teacher who was fired after getting pregnant out of wedlock

Feb 22, 2019 - 7:42 PM

‘Jurisprudence has already set the standard of morality with which an act should be gauged – it is public and secular, not religious,’ the Supreme Court reiterates

ILLEGAL DISMISSAL. The Supreme Court rules in favor of a teacher who was fired after getting pregnant out of wedlock. Photo by Rappler

Duterte signs law recognizing British School Manila as int'l education institution

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:29 PM

This means British School Manila will no longer be shut down by the Department of Education

RECOGNITION. The British School of Manila is now an international education institution in the Philippines. Photo by author DTinayBSM from Wikipedia

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila students hit admin over claims of repression

Feb 15, 2019 - 6:45 PM

As students wear black shirts and armbands for a silent protest, they find themselves under fire by the school's administration.

PROTEST. Following the Pamantasan Lungsod ng Maynila adminstration's response to a silent protest in the morning, students organized a rally against student repression on February 15, 2019. Photo from Anakbayan-PLM

House bill requiring ROTC for Grades 11, 12 one step away from passage

Feb 06, 2019 - 6:51 PM

(UPDATED) If passed into law, the House bill would bar a senior high school student from graduating if he or she fails to complete the ROTC program

CADETS IN FORMATION. Competing cadets in the Ultimate ROTC Challenge 2018 attend the opening ceremony prior to the start of their respective events. Photo by the DND

Why experts strongly oppose lowering the age of criminal responsibility

Feb 04, 2019 - 11:48 AM

Lawmakers are set on having children as young as 12 exposed to the criminal justice system. They ignore years of scientific research and evidence.

The week in photos: January 26-February 1, 2019

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

'HOT SPRING'. People enjoy a dip in a hotpot-shaped hot spring pool at a hotel in Hangzhou in China's Zhejiang province on January 27, 2019, to promote a healthy lifestyle in the run-up to the Lunar New Year which begins the first week of February. Photo by AFP