distance learning in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on distance learning in the Philippines

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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

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

Isn't it ironic? Poor connection forces suspension of Senate hearing on internet

Jul 01, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Telco representatives are not spared from bad internet connection

SUSPENDED. Senator Grace Poe suspends Senate hearing on the status of internet connection in the Philippines due to poor connectivity. Photo by Angie de Silva/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

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

Walang signal? NTC skips Senate hearing on online learning

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:25 PM

''Pag may technical problems ang NTC, parang nawawalan ako ng pag-asa sa online learning na mangyayari sa bansa natin,' says Senator Sherwin Gatchalian

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

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

How to help students in need cope with distance learning

Jun 24, 2020 - 5:24 PM

(UPDATED) Here are some of the initiatives

Detours from home: The comfort of on-screen campuses

Jun 11, 2020 - 3:35 PM

I feel lucky to have the company of school-themed series during this quarantine

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

Teachers’ group: ‘Distance learning moves education farther from poor children’s reach’

Jun 10, 2020 - 1:21 PM

The Alliance for Concerned Teachers is also demanding the Department of Education provide teachers with laptops and P1,500 internet allowance per month for the school year 2020-2021

Members of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers show placards of their demand inside a vehicle as they hold a lighting protest in front of the Departmen of Education office in Pasig City on June, 9, 2020. The group demanded the education agency to face the heightening crisis in the educational system brought by the pandemic. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Distance learning: A looming crisis for students with special needs

Jun 09, 2020 - 3:58 PM

While distance learning for basic education students is a challenge, it's even more so for teachers figuring out how best to teach students with disabilities

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

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