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Alliance of Concerned Teachers hits DepEd as 7 million students still unenrolled

Jul 13, 2020 - 3:05 PM

'One child left behind is one too many, and the government is duty-bound to ensure each and every Filipino’s exercise of all of their constitutionally guaranteed rights,' says the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

PRE-PANDEMIC TIMES. Public school students attend flag ceremony during the opening of classes in 2017. File photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

The dream and life a boy left behind

Jul 12, 2020 - 8:10 PM

Help finds its way to the family of Ricky Benig, 19, whose death spotlighted how students at the fringes of society struggle with the requirements of distance learning

General caption:Romeo Benig, 62, and Maria, 60, of Barangay Fidel Surtida, Sto Domingo town in Albay, work hard but their meager earnings could not get their children internet access and gadgets for their online classes. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

CHED says schools ready for 'flexible learning' in August

Jul 10, 2020 - 7:16 PM

'We are ready to open [classes] this August. No ifs, no buts. Learning must continue. We learn as one, we are ready,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III

'WE'RE READY.' CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says colleges and universities are ready to open classes in August. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

EXPLAINER: Handa na bang magbukas ng klase sa Agosto 24 ang Pilipinas?

Jul 08, 2020 - 8:41 PM

Tuturuan ang mga estudyante sa pamamagitan ng printed modules, online learning, at mga leksiyon sa TV o radyo. Maraming tutol sa desisyon ng DepEd na ituloy ang school opening.

CHED allows medical schools to admit students who have not taken NMAT

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:31 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says it made the decision in response 'to the call of many students who want to pursue their medical education but were not able to take the National Medical Admission Test'

LENDING A HAND. Fostering doctors' interest in serving the Philippines begins way before medical school. Image from Shutterstock

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

School enrollment period extended to July 15 – Roque

Jun 30, 2020 - 1:51 PM

'Pwede ba ho ngayon palang, kapag pu-pwede na, i-enroll na natin ang ating mga anak,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

ENROLLMENT EXTENDED. Grade 6 teacher Rea Aniasco, on May 29, 2020, arranges the classroom chairs into 20 piece. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After backlash, Briones orders review of distance learning requirements for private schools

Jun 26, 2020 - 10:59 PM

This comes after private schools raised concerns over the 'non-negotiable' requirements that, according to them, were finalized without any public consultation

REVIEW. Education Secretary Leonor Briones orders review on DepEd memo, which sets requirements for the conduct of distance learning in private schools. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DepEd: 40% of public school teachers trained for distance learning

Jun 25, 2020 - 4:06 PM

A Department of Education official tells a Senate panel that so far, 300,000 of the country's 800,000 public school teachers have been trained for distance learning, with just two months left before the opening of classes

DISTANCE LEARNING. File photo of students during the first day of classes school year 2017-2018. Photo by Ben Nabong

Lawmaker dares Briones to 'demonstrate' distance learning in poor areas

Jun 24, 2020 - 9:20 PM

'DepEd policies for their back-to-school program [are] anti-poor. The education department assumes that all students are capable of teaching themselves at home,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

'ANTI-POOR.' ACT Teachers Representative France Castro dares DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones to demonstrate distance learning in poor areas. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Private schools to DepEd: Review 'non-negotiable' distance learning requirements

Jun 24, 2020 - 6:44 PM

'Where will the private schools get the financial wherewithal to fund the 'non-negotiable' minimum requirements?' asks the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations

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

CHED: News reports on face-to-face classes in July not true

Jun 24, 2020 - 4:04 PM

Chairman Prospero de Vera III, however, says CHED is 'crafting guidelines for possible limited face-to-face classes in low risk MGCQ areas' as part of flexible learning approach

CLARIFICATION. CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III says news reports on supposed 'face-to-face' classes in July are not true. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

85,000 Makati public school students to get free learning modules, internet load

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:29 PM

Makati Mayor Abby Binay says the learner's package and free internet load will benefit all public school students from preschool to senior high school. Teachers will get free internet load as well.

SCHOOLS PRE-PANDEMIC. Grade school students sing the national anthem before the coronavirus pandemic hit the Philippines. File photo photo by Jire Carreon/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

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

Bill allowing class opening after August now up for Duterte’s signature

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:17 PM

Just like the senators did, representatives unanimously approve on final reading the bill giving the President the power to set the school opening at a later date

CLASSES IN A PANDEMIC. A Manila Health Department staff disinfects a classroom of M. Hizon Elementary School on June 1, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

DepEd warns public against illegal selling of learning materials online

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The Department of Education says all learning materials will be free of charge once they become available

Teachers' group wants class opening delayed to January 2021

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:52 PM

The Teachers' Dignity Coalition says delaying the opening of classes would give them more time to prepare for the distance learning approach

PRE-PANDEMIC SCHOOL. File photo of Corazon Aquino Elementary School students. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Senators unanimously approve proposal to delay start of classes

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:03 PM

(UPDATED) Senate Bill 1541 seeks to give the President the power to set the start of classes later than August during a state of emergency

DINFECTING CLASSROOMS. Members of Manila Health Department disinfects the classrooms of M. Hizon Elementary School as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19 and for the enrollment of students on June 1. Photo by KD Madrilejos/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

The week in photos: June 3-9, 2017

Jun 10, 2017 - 11:51 AM

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

CLASSES SUSPENDED. Philippine Army Scout Rangers crouch in a classroom during a mission to flush out Islamist militant snipers in Marawi on June 6, 2017. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Marawi clash, Martial Law, Qatar | Evening wRap

Jun 05, 2017 - 8:26 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Resorts World gunman, school opening, Putin | Midday wRap

Jun 05, 2017 - 12:28 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Zak Yuson

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

#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

2016-2017 school year: 25M students expected, senior high opens

Jun 13, 2016 - 7:47 AM

Follow live updates on the first day of classes in different parts of the Philippines here

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Malabon National High School's first batch of Grade 11 students. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler.

Expect traffic to worsen in Cebu City starting June 8

Jun 07, 2015 - 9:03 PM

The City Traffic Operations Management says private vehicles transporting students of big private schools are expected to clog major roads in Cebu

 MORE SCHOOLS OPEN. Traffic at the of Osmeña Boulevard and Plaridel Street in downtown Cebu City, already clogged when public schools opened on June 1, is expcted to worsen when private schools start their classes on Monday, June 8, 2015. Photo by Dale G. Israel/Rappler

Albay: Shifts, night classes to address classroom shortage

Jun 01, 2015 - 9:02 PM

We don’t refuse late enrollees and transferees as education is for all Our concerns are the school facilities says the principal of Daraga National High School

CLASSES AT THE GYM. The Daraga National High School in Albay province hold classes at the gymnasium due to classroom shortage. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Negros Occidental: Fewer students, ideal class sizes

Jun 01, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Local education officials however expect more students enrolling late

BACK TO SCHOOL. Students at the Andres Bonifacio Elementary School-1 in Bacolod City recite the Panatang Makabayan during flag ceremony on the first day of school on June 1, 2015. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Roxas Negros campaign, school opening, heatwave relief | 12PM wRap

Jun 01, 2015 - 12:00 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler s newscast The wRap

DepEd aiming to hire and keep best and brightest teachers

Jun 03, 2014 - 3:21 PM

The education department is embarking on an aggressive recruitment effort to get the best and brightest teachers

Rappler Newscast | June 2, 2014

Jun 02, 2014 - 9:36 PM

Almost 21 million public school students go back to school Manny Pacquiao’s wealth drops King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates

Students suffer in cramped, makeshift rooms in Yolanda areas

Jun 02, 2014 - 7:44 PM

New regulations requiring higher building standards so schools withstand future typhoons have caused delays in government s plan to build or repair 20 000 rooms

EDITORIAL CARTOON: School opening: What's in store?

Jun 02, 2014 - 8:37 AM

It s that time of the year again when the rooms are crowded and the streets will soon be flooded

Police target bullying, drug trafficking as school starts

May 30, 2014 - 3:39 PM

Nationwide 18 850 PNP personnel will be deployed for the opening of classes

Defeated mayoral candidate padlocks school

Jun 03, 2013 - 11:41 AM

in Barangay Ilaya in Glan Sarangani the Esther Yap Elementary School has been locked out blame it on a defeated mayoralty candidate

More colleges to hike fees - CHED

May 27, 2013 - 9:08 PM

The Commission on Higher Education approves 354 petitions for increases in tuition and other fees or 78 of the total number of applicants