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Printed materials, online classes 'most preferred' for distance learning – DepEd

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:35 AM

The Department of Education says the opening of classes on August 24 is pushing through, despite criticism regarding the government’s readiness for implementing distance learning

A school teacher and staff at the Mabini Elementary School in Baguio City prepares emergency kits for students of each grade level and disinfects the premises to ensure protection and prevent transmission of the covid-19 virus. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

DepEd expects 80% enrollment for school year 2020-2021

Jul 01, 2020 - 4:29 PM

As of July 1, 16.6 million students in public and private schools have enrolled – just around 59% of the 27.7 million enrollees in 2019

SCHOOL OPENING PRE-PANDEMIC. File photo of elementary students. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DepEd opens senior high school voucher program for 2020-2021

Jun 29, 2020 - 3:52 PM

The program aims to provide financial assistance for incoming senior high school students in participating private or non-DepEd public senior high schools

Students at the Araullo High School don face masks as the Manila City local government led by Mayor Isko Moreno provided 500,000 face masks to public school students for protection against the Novel Coronavirus on January 31, 2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Teachers urge DepEd to extend their work from home setup

Jun 20, 2020 - 4:41 PM

According to the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition, requiring teachers to report to schools starting June 22 is 'unnecessary, impractical, and will just place them and other people in a health hazard'

IN DANGER? A teachers group calls on the Department of Education to let educators work from home longer. Rappler file photo

DepEd probes mask-sharing at graduation rites in Bicol

Jun 17, 2020 - 11:46 AM

'We would like to reiterate that graduation and moving up rites that require face-to-face interaction are postponed until further notice,' says DepEd, following a viral video of students sharing a face mask in Daet, Camarines Norte

MASK-SHARING. Students from a public school in Daet, Camarines Norte were seen sharing a single mask for their "graduation" pictorial. Screenshot from the viral video

Duterte eyes purchase of radios for students in far-flung areas during pandemic

Jun 16, 2020 - 7:52 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says government will 'try to come up with something' as more funds are needed for the proposed radios

PREPARING FOR SCHOOL. President Rodrigo Duterte holds a meeting with members of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Disease in Malacañang on June 15, 2020. Malacañang photo

To aid remote registration, DepEd implements ‘drop box system of enrollment’

Jun 15, 2020 - 6:53 PM

'Drop box kiosks will only cater to those parents who do not have access to remote means to communicate with their schools but wish to enroll their child,' says DepEd

PRE-PANDEMIC TIMES. File photo of public elementary students during the class opening for school year 2019-2020. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Briones: 'We don’t accept cash donations'

Jun 11, 2020 - 8:30 PM

The Department of Education releases the minimum specifications for the gadgets and internet services to be donated to schools, teachers, and students for distance learning

For distance learning, Nancy Binay advises DepEd to train parents too

Jun 11, 2020 - 11:39 AM

'Napakalaki po ng participation ng magulang dito e. Mayroon ho bang separate training ang DepEd para sa mga parents?' Senator Nancy Binay asks

TRAINING FOR PARENTS. Senator Nancy presides a Senate hearing during the 18th Congress. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Tuition fee hike in private schools should be justified – DepEd

Jun 10, 2020 - 3:18 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the decision on a tuition fee increase is 'largely internal' to private schools

TUITION FEE HIKE. Education secretary Leonor Briones attends senate hearing on the Programme for International Student Assessment on February 13, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Leaving it to LGUs to provide gadgets to students can further digital divide – group

Jun 08, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Some local governments are rich, some aren't. A teachers' group says the national government should step in.

DepEd postpones face-to-face classes until COVID-19 vaccine is available

Jun 08, 2020 - 12:21 PM

(UPDATED) Despite calls from parents and teachers to delay classes, the DepEd says it's preparing for a distance learning approach so classes can start on August 24

PRE-PANDEMIC TIMES. File photo of students during the opening of classes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Duterte on DepEd's distance learning: 'I don't know if we're ready'

Jun 05, 2020 - 6:30 PM

'Secretary Briones is insisting that there is an alternative there. She has a very good program for that like teleconferencing. The technology is good. I don't know if we are ready for that,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

PRE-PANDEMIC TIMES. File photo of students during the first day of classes. Rappler photo

DepEd: Students with special needs included in distance learning preps

Jun 01, 2020 - 7:20 PM

The Department of Education has 3 months to prepare before the start of distance learning on August 24

INCLUSIVE LEARNING. File photo of DepEd Undersecretary Tionisto Umali. Rappler photo

Public school teachers to receive P3,500 cash allowance this June

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The Department of Education says it is eyeing to release the cash allowance on the second week of June

BACK TO SCHOOL PREPS. Grade six school teacher Rea Aniasco arranges the classroom chairs into 20 pieces. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

As remote enrollment begins, Filipinos debate distance learning for students

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:07 PM

Filipinos online tackle the pros and cons of enrolling students for the upcoming school year, given the alternative learning methods proposed by the Department of Education

FAST FACTS: DepEd’s distance learning

Jun 01, 2020 - 2:13 PM

Rappler takes a look at the distance learning approach of the education department and defines the terms being floated as the school opening nears

SCHOOL OPENING PRE-PANDEMIC. File photos of elementary students. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Remote enrollment in basic education will be implemented during pandemic

May 28, 2020 - 4:51 PM

The Department of Education releases the guidelines for enrollment for the school year 2020-2021

BACK TO SCHOOL. File photo of elementary students. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

No need to buy gadgets, printed materials will be given – DepEd

May 28, 2020 - 3:00 PM

The Department of Education says it will find a way to bring printed learning materials to students

DISTANCE LEARNING. File photo of public elementary school students. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Public school enrollment to push through on June 1 – Malacañang

May 27, 2020 - 11:03 AM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says that face-to-face classes will only be allowed in areas that are no longer under community quarantine by the time classes start

Students and teachers of Laurel Elementary School cover their noses in an attempt to reduce the stink coming from a nearby dumpsite. Photo from Laurel Baho facebook page

Roque: Classes to resume virtually if community quarantine lasts until August 24

May 26, 2020 - 4:36 PM

Students in areas without internet access may attend barangay 'makeshift classes' with radio or TV sets, says the presidential spokesperson

CYBER SCHOOLING. Students' faces appear on tablets perched on robots during a "cyber graduation" ceremony in Taguig City on May 22, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Vico Sotto: We can't let public school students get left behind

May 26, 2020 - 2:55 PM

The Pasig mayor says whether or not physical classes resume, the city is 'identifying funds' for personal learning devices for public school students

VICO SOTTO. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto during a Rappler interview in October 2019. Rappler screenshot

‘No decision’ yet on mass testing in schools – DepEd

May 18, 2020 - 12:10 PM

'It might be misinterpreted as testing all, which may be neither affordable nor needed,' Department of Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan says

File photo of students attending the flag ceremony on the first day of classes

Gov't task force approves DepEd resolution to open classes in August

May 11, 2020 - 7:40 PM

'No face-to-face classes will be allowed earlier than August 24, 2020, and from then on, face-to-face classes may be conducted only in areas allowed to open physically,' Education Secretary Leonor Briones says

File photo Education Secretary Leonor Briones

During pandemic, DepEd releases guidelines for summer classes

May 11, 2020 - 7:58 AM

Summer classes for 2020 start on Monday, May 11

DISINFECTION. Pasig City local government officer disinfects schools and other public places in the city. Photo from the Pasig City Public Information Office

Education workers' group offers guidelines on safe reopening of classes

May 07, 2020 - 2:37 PM

Education International, a global federation of education unions, launches safety guidelines for class opening during the pandemic

File photo of public elementary students in Marikina City. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Students, parents slam DepEd decision to open classes in August

May 05, 2020 - 3:09 PM

One netizen questions how the department expects students to enroll by August, when the income of a lot of families is affected by the pandemic

Classes to open on August 24 – DepEd

May 05, 2020 - 12:07 PM

(UPDATED) The government task force on the coronavirus outbreak will decide how classes will be conducted per area, depending on the situation by then

PROTECTION. Students at the Araullo High School wear face masks as protection against the novel coronavirus. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

LOOK: DepEd adds cyber safety modules to e-learning platform

May 02, 2020 - 10:28 AM

The Department of Education stresses the need to protect children from online dangers as they study from home during the quarantine period

DepEd considers August as class opening for school year 2020-2021

Apr 21, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Education Secretary Leonor Briones says they will consider the recommendation of the government task force against coronavirus on the opening of classes

Elementary students inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Lessons may be delivered via TV, radio for school year 2020-2021 – DepEd

Apr 20, 2020 - 1:51 PM

The Department of Education says that the opening for school year 2020-2021 does not necessarily mean that students will be coming to school

Elementary students inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

DepEd eyes e-graduation due to coronavirus pandemic

Apr 20, 2020 - 10:32 AM

'I know this is a cause for disappointment among families, but under the present conditions, we cannot allow [the usual graduation rites],' DepEd Secretary Briones says

PROTECTION. Students at the Araullo High School wear face masks as protection against the novel coronavirus. Photo by Ben Nabong/RapplerNabong/Rappler

No graduation rites in the country during coronavirus pandemic – Briones

Apr 13, 2020 - 2:40 PM

'Mas mabuti pa na buong bansa muna ang walang graduation,' Education Secretary Leonor Briones says

PROTECTION. Students at the Araullo High School don face masks as the Manila City local government led by Mayor Isko Moreno provided 500,000 face masks to public school students for protection against the coronavirus. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Education Secretary Briones now tests negative for coronavirus

Apr 13, 2020 - 10:14 AM

It remains unclear if this is Briones' second negative result for the coronavirus

Rappler file photo of Education Secretary Leonor Briones. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones tests positive for coronavirus

Apr 09, 2020 - 2:51 PM

(UPDATED) Education Secretary Leonor Briones says that she is asymptomatic and now in isolation

Rappler file photo of Education Secretary Leonor Briones

7,704 delegates in national DepEd events clear preventive quarantine

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:19 PM

The education department says it continues to monitor 'a very small number of delegates still classified as patients under investigation'

DepEd, CHED approval needed before using schools for quarantine

Mar 25, 2020 - 3:14 PM

'That cannot be automatic. It needs the permission,' says Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

QUARANTINE AREAS? The San Juan Local Government disinfects the San Juan National High School to control the spread of the coronavirus on March 9, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Cavite shortens school year, puts graduation rites on hold amid virus risks

Mar 13, 2020 - 4:53 PM

The shorter school calendar covers only public grade schools and high schools. Private schools may use their discretion in adjusting their school calendars

 SHORTENED SCHOOL YEAR. Public schools in Cavite will end the school year 2019-2020 earlier than usual to get students and teachers out of the way possible coronavirus spread, according to Governor Jonvic Remulla. File photo of the Gov. Ferrer Memorial National High School in General Trias City by Dennis Abrina

DepEd to offer online exams during Metro Manila class suspension

Mar 13, 2020 - 4:05 PM

Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua says students will have the option of having grades from previous quarters and remaining class standings averaged

NO CLASSES. The San Juan National High School undergoes sanitation by the local government of San Juan City on March 9, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

DepEd says proceeding with graduation ceremony 'up to school's discretion'

Mar 11, 2020 - 6:16 PM

'We trust the schools, we trust the parents, and we trust their capacity to assess if they can implement the [DOH] guidelines which are publicly known,' says Education Secretary Leonor Briones

Teachers of Fernando Ma. Guerrero Elementary School in Sta, Ana, Manila disinfect parts of the school as precautionary measures against COVID-19 on March 10, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

WATCH: DepEd's Briones 'serenades' senators

Mar 10, 2020 - 8:00 AM

After singing, Senator Minority Leader Franklin Drilon jokes: 'I will oppose anyone who will try to cut the budget of the Department of Education'

'SINGING SECRETARY'. Department of Education Secretary Leonor Briones leads the Manila Concert Choir. Photo from Manila Concert Choir's Facebook page

FALSE: Leni Robredo 'says' K to 12 is not enough

Mar 03, 2020 - 5:03 PM

The Vice President did not say that the K to 12 program needs an additional two years of senior high school

DepEd to release service recognition incentive bonus

Feb 12, 2020 - 5:16 PM

PRESS RELEASE: DepEd regional offices shall coordinate with their Department of Budget and Management counterparts for the issuance of Notices of Cash Allocation, says Undersecretary Annalyn Sevilla

Palaro still on, but DepEd postpones other events due to novel coronavirus

Feb 04, 2020 - 4:59 PM

(UPDATED) The education department says only the National Schools Press Conference, the National Science and Technology Fair, and the National Festival of Talents are postponed

PALARO POSTPONED. Thousands of young athletes take their oath of sportsmanship and amateurism during the opening ceremony of the 2019 Palarong Pambansa led by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex on April 28, 2019. Photo by Joey Dalumpines/Presiential photo

Is the salary increase for teachers, gov't workers enough?

Jan 07, 2020 - 9:24 PM

(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials

Trauma haunts Lumad students after attacks on their community

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The memory of being fired upon while in class follows almost 100 Lumad children, who have been evacuated from Mindanao to the University of the Philippines in Diliman

Lumad students join the annual University of the Philippines Lantern Parade on Friday, December 13. Photo from Save Our Schools Network

Amid 'teacher shaming,' DepEd says PTAs proper forum to resolve conflicts

Nov 24, 2019 - 3:45 PM

The Department of Education says cooperation of all stakeholders is needed to 'maintain and promote trust, respect, and dignity of all learners, teachers, and administrators of schools'

Elementary students inside a pubic school in Marikina City on September 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Too early to say whether K to 12 effective or not – DepEd official

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:41 PM

But the Department of Education welcomes a proposal in the House of Representatives to review the K to 12 Law

REVIEW NEEDED. The Department of Education says it supports Congress's call to review the K to 12 program. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DepEd formally shuts down 55 Lumad schools in Davao

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:39 PM

'This is a clear injustice faced by the 3,500 students and more than 30 teachers of the schools,' says Bayan Muna Representative Eufemia Cullamat

SAVE LUMAD SCHOOLS. Students and teachers storm DepEd to condemn the initial order to shut down Lumad schools in Davao in July 2019. Photo by Maria Tan/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