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Teachers' strike in Chicago cancels classes for 300,000 students

Oct 18, 2019 - 10:09 AM

At the heart of the dispute is class sizes and resources rather than pay, with teachers saying they want more social workers, nurses and librarians for their students

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 17: Striking Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop on October 17, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. About 25,000 Chicago school teachers went on strike today after the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) failed to reach a contract agreement with the city. With about 300,000 students, Chicago has the third largest public school system in the nation. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

[OPINION] Glorified but ignored: How to truly honor our teachers

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

Honoring teachers must not be limited to celebrating them once a year or giving them discounts and tributes

How a school principal is winning the battle vs illiteracy, malnutrition in Sorsogon

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Principal Jessica Ascano's projects have not only benefitted students at Calongay Elementary School, but their parents as well

MA'AM JESSICA. School principal Jessica Ascano leads a reading session with students. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

[OPINION] Dalawang tula para sa Buwan ng mga Guro

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Isang gurong naghahanap ng layunin; isang gurong nangangamba sa pag-iisa

Mga Ulirang Guro sa Filipino, pinarangalan ng KWF

Oct 12, 2019 - 9:54 AM

Pitong guro mula sa iba't ibang lugar sa Pilipinas ang pinarangalan at kinilala ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino para sa kanilang mga kontribusyon sa pagpapayaman ng wika

ULIRANG GURO SA FILIPINO. Ang pitong guro na pinarangalan ng Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) dahil sa kanilang kontribusyon sa pagpapayaman ng pambansang wika. Photo by Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino

Panelo's alternative reality

Oct 11, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Plus the mayors' 100-day milestones

[OPINION] 'Bumagsak din ako': Ang muling pagbangon ng isang guro

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:00 AM

‘Ginawa ko ba ang lahat? Sinubukan ko ba lahat ng paraan? Paano kung may hindi pala ako nagawa? Bakit hindi sya natuto?’

WATCH: Sa dulo ng Wawa Dam

Oct 06, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Would you cross a river every day to teach?

[OPINION] War is a great teacher

Oct 06, 2019 - 5:50 PM

War dramatically changed my students' lives. I had witnessed how carefree teenagers became socially involved citizens.

In far-flung areas of Samar, teachers are modern-day heroes

Oct 06, 2019 - 1:09 PM

Several teachers go above and beyond just to teach students in remote areas in Samar, with some of them having to cross rivers, climb mountains, and walk for hours in order to reach the school

Photos from Mariah Kim Oite, Ricky Balat, Rhio Amor, Adrian Benecario, and David Refuncion

‘More than just a job’: Teachers, students voice out important role of educators

Oct 05, 2019 - 6:43 PM

On National Teacher’s Month, teachers share what they love most about the profession

A second home: SPED teacher beats odds to push for inclusivity

Oct 05, 2019 - 4:46 PM

'The work isn’t easy, but the rewards for doing a good job, of making a difference in a child’s life are beyond measure,' says Remy Bruno, a teacher at San Fernando City Special Education Integrated School

Recto proposes new job ranks with higher pay for teachers

Oct 05, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Senator Ralph Recto is proposing the creation of four additional salary grades for teachers

TIME FOR A RAISE. Classes open at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

DepEd grants P1,000 cash benefit on World Teachers' Day

Oct 05, 2019 - 2:26 PM

DepEd Order No. 26 says the benefit would be granted to all public school teachers who were in service as of September 30

Students of Rafael Palma Elementary School gives flowers and other gifts to appreciate their teachers during celebration of teacher's Day in Manila on 2 October 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

[OPINION] A teacher's life, from the point of view of her red ballpen

Oct 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Yes, as she grew older, so did her students, and we were used to grade longer, more complicated papers that tackled darker and more serious topics

[OPINYON] Kay Ma’am / Ser

Oct 01, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Napakapalad kong naliligid ako ng sangkaterbang guro, ang pinakadakilang paraan para pabutihin ang mundo

Applications now open for assistant language teachers in Japan

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:24 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Applications are now being accepted for Assistant Language Teacher positions in the 2020 Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme

DepEd supports proposed no-homework policy

Aug 28, 2019 - 9:54 PM

The proposed bills will help students 'find balance between their academic development and personal growth' and spend time with their families, says the education department

NO HOMEWORK. The Department of Education supports the no homework bills filed in the House of Representatives. Photo by Albert Calvelo/PRIB

Teacher-lawmaker seeks 'substantial' salary hike for public school educators

Jul 30, 2019 - 5:51 PM

'Hindi mumo, hindi barya, kundi substantial, makatuwiran, at nakabubuhay na suweldo,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE. ACT Teachers Representative France Castro wants the entry-level salary for public school teachers be increased to P30,000. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] 'Tuesdays with Morrie' moments with my high school literature teacher

Jul 28, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Have you ever bonded with a truly inspirational teacher outside the classroom?

Senators file bills increasing wages of public school teachers

Jul 01, 2019 - 6:46 PM

Proposals include increasing the monthly salaries of public school teachers to as much as P36,409, a jump from their current P20,754

TEACHER AT WORK. A classroom at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Makabayan bloc fields Zarate in speakership race

Jun 26, 2019 - 4:52 PM

'Panahon na para sa isang Speaker na tunay na makabayan,' says the Makabayan bloc

NEXT SPEAKER? Bayan Muna Representative-elect Carlos Zarate is gunning to becomethe next House Speaker. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Briones urges teachers to include local heroes in history lessons

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:34 AM

In a speech in Lapu-Lapu City, the education secretary says Visayans also fought for Philippine independence

HEROES TOO. Education Secretary Leonor Briones delivers a speech during the Independence Day celebration in Lapu-Lapu City on June 12, 2019. DepEd photo

[OPINION] A teacher’s plight: The problem in our educational system

Jun 08, 2019 - 10:29 AM

'As much as we want to give quality education to our students, we also want to give quality living to our family, which our humble income cannot afford'

Briones: I am not against salary increase for public school teachers

Jun 07, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says, 'there have been serious efforts to uplift teachers’ conditions that the public should also be made aware of'

Education Secretary Leonor Briones visits the Quezon City High School during the opening of classes on Monday, June 04, 2018. The Secretray advises to read beyond what their teachers assign to them and focus on their studies. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘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

Teachers to Briones: Salary hike not about money but our dignity

Jun 06, 2019 - 6:29 PM

'Our demand for salary increase is based not only on economics. Salaries manifest the value of a given profession and their role in society,' says Teachers' Dignity Coalition national chairperson Benjo Basas

Classrooms at the Araullo High School in Manila during the opening of the school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Teachers renew calls for 'urgent' salary hike as classes open

Jun 03, 2019 - 6:59 PM

'Be it school opening, graduation period, or vacation time, teachers ache for just compensation,' says Alliance of Concerned Teachers Secretary General Raymond Basilio

NEW SCHOOL YEAR. Students and teachers  at the Corazon Aquino Elementary School start the new school year on June 3, 2019. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

RESULTS: March 2019 licensure examination for teachers

May 25, 2019 - 12:04 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed teachers!

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Bayan Muna, 3 other Left groups defy red-tagging, keep House seats

May 22, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Despite sustained government attacks on their leaders, Bayan Muna, Gabriela, ACT Teachers, and Kabataan manage to win in the party-list race

SWEET VICTORY. Bayan Muna ranks second in the 2019 party-list elections despite government's campaign against it. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Over 500,000 teachers to serve as poll workers on May 13 – DepEd

May 11, 2019 - 3:17 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones reminds personnel to refrain from engaging in politics during voting day, urging them to focus on public service and 'remain a beacon of integrity'

ELECTION PREPS. Teachers serving as Board of Election Inspectors during the distribution and final testing of Vote Counting Machine in Araullo High School, Manila on May 8, 2019. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

PIDS to DepEd: Review teachers' workload to improve quality of education

May 03, 2019 - 8:29 PM

A study by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies warns actual teaching hours have been 'increasingly sidelined' by the heavy workload teachers had to deal with

TEACHER QUALITY. A study from the Philippine Institute of Development studies urges the education department to review workload of teachers in order or improve teaching in public schools. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Leyte teachers appeal for better internet connectivity

Apr 18, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Teachers in Abuyog, Leyte, climb mountains to get internet connection to submit their teaching reports, showing gaps in service delivery despite the country's modernization efforts in education.

STRUGGLE FOR INTERNET: Teachers from Libertad Elementary School climb mountains to get internet connection. Photos by Joseph Sumayang

Moroccan police disperse protesting teachers with water cannons

Mar 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Several thousand young teachers who joined the protest call for permanent work contracts

Better PH education? Pay teachers more – Otso Diretso

Mar 19, 2019 - 8:30 PM

The opposition senatorial bets also say teachers must be given proper technical and technological support

SALARY INCREASE. Applicants prepare their visual aids during a teaching demonstration as part of the itemization requirements for public school teachers at Araullo High School in Manila on March 15, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DepEd employees in N. Mindanao to access better health care services

Mar 07, 2019 - 1:59 PM

PhilHealth's Tamang Serbisyong Kalusugang Pamilya (Tsekap) will now benefit all DepEd employees in Northern Mindanao

Cagayan de oro city mayor Oscar Moreno (center) leads the signing og Memorandum of Understanding between Philhealtg and the Department of Education in ensuring that DepEd teachers and workers can have ready access to health care services. The MoU signing wa done on March 6,2019 at the city hall of Cagayan de Oro. (bobby lagsa/rappler)

[OPINION] Why I want to leave UP – and why I might stay

Feb 26, 2019 - 4:22 PM

'I sometimes wonder how much fire my passion has left and, truth be told, if such drive can be better nourished elsewhere – in another university or organization'

CA junks petition vs PNP profiling of ACT members

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

The Court of Appeals' 11th Division cites 'infirmities' in the petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

JUNKED. The Court of Appeals dismisses a motion by a casino company. File photo from CA website

[OPINION] The duty of the conscious grown-up

Jan 31, 2019 - 5:24 PM

We're setting them up to fail, punishing them when they do, and leaving them no recourse in a world that's already leaving them voiceless

Photo from Shutterstock

ACT Teachers files complaints vs PNP over 'harassment, surveillance'

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde, Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar, and 19 other cops face complaints

ACT Teachers PArtylist on January 28, 2019, show a copy of complaint affidavit of criminal and administrative cases they file before the Ombudsman against PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and DILG Secretary Eduardo Año over the intel list of ACT members. The group says is unconstitutional and violates the Data Privacy Act. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Teachers’ group goes to Court of Appeals to stop police intel list

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers and affiliate groups seek a temporary restraining order and for the police memorandum to be declared unconstitutional and void

VIOLATION. Members of ACT Teachers tear copies of the PNP memorandum that orders the compilation of list of members. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

VIRAL: Laguna teacher draws portraits of her 27 students as Christmas gifts

Jan 08, 2019 - 2:12 PM

'I wanted to give them something special. That way they will be inspired to study harder,' says Roselyn Barcoma of the the Holy Redeemer School of Cabuyao

ACT Teachers eyes charges vs PNP, DILG for profiling teachers

Jan 08, 2019 - 1:33 PM

ACT Teachers Representative France Castro says it's sad how teachers with heavy workloads yet low wages have to experience harassment from the government

RESPECT TEACHERS. ACT Teachers Representatives Antonio Tinio and France Castro hold a press conference on January 8, 2019. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

PNP should profile expelled cops and soldiers, not teachers – Lacson

Jan 08, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Senator Panfilo Lacson says the police – in focusing on these 'rejects' that are likely skilled with firearms and other weapons – 'may be able to solve a lot of crimes, even preempt them'

VIOLATION. Teachers tear copies of the PNP memorandum. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

CHR: Profiling of ACT members a cause for concern

Jan 07, 2019 - 5:57 PM

'The police must acknowledge and recognize that the mere act of profiling already prejudices and discriminates against the members of the concerned groups,' says CHR spokesperson Jacqueline de Guia

DepEd revokes memo echoing PNP order to list ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 4:11 PM

The DepEd says it was concerned over reports of two supposed school division offices (SDO) that supported the moves of the police to profile teachers.

REVOKING A MEMO. The Department of Education revokes a memo echoing police orders to name teachers aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers partylist. Background photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

ACT members being monitored due to 'Left connection' – Malacañang

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:40 PM

(UPDATED) Police may need to monitor 'one or two' members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers suspected of conspiring to bring down the Duterte administration, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

SALVADOR PANELO. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo during a press conference on December 3, 2018. Screenshot from livestream.

Police's intel list of ACT teachers 'violates right to privacy'

Jan 07, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(UPDATED) Human rights lawyer Romel Bagares points out that 'there is no law saying membership in ACT is a crime'

PROTEST. Teachers slam moves of the PNP to list members and those aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) at a picket on January 7, 2019. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Albayalde sacks cops who 'leaked' memo on ACT teachers

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:55 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says the leakage caused unwanted 'panic' from the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during press conference at Camp Crame on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Teachers to PNP, DepEd: We're not terrorists

Jan 07, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Representatives from the Alliance of Concerned Teachers along with public school teachers from Manila question the police's moves, saying they haven't done anything wrong

PROTEST. Teachers slam moves of the PNP to list members and those aligned with the Alliance of Concerned Teachers. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler