enhanced basic education act of 2013 - updates

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WATCH: First day high with full rollout of senior high

Jun 14, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Outgoing Education Secretary Armin Luistro calls the first day of classes the best school opening thus far despite failing to meet targets for senior high school enrollment

Senior high school: No youth left behind?

Jun 13, 2016 - 8:30 AM

All eyes are on the government as it fully implements the K to 12 program Will learners get the best out of senior high school or will some of them end up leaving formal education as critics predicted?

Ateneo de Manila accepts 246 girls into coed senior high school

Mar 30, 2016 - 11:25 AM

A total of 331 students make it to the senior high school program exceeding the number of slots originally set for transferees

COED SENIOR HIGH. The Ateneo de Manila High School will open its senior high school program to new students, including girls. File photo from the official website of the Ateneo de Manila University

2015: Protest against K to 12 at its loudest, reaches the Supreme Court

Dec 29, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Rappler documents the complaints against the senior high school program that will be implemented in 2016 while Education Secretary Luistro thinks there s more excitement than anxiety about the program

Recto wants more funds for workers displaced by K to 12 program

Aug 09, 2015 - 2:20 PM

Recto: This should be augmented because if there will be 50 000 employees affected it translates into about P840 in monthly aid per individual

NEW DEPARTMENT. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, during a hearing on the proposal to reorganize DOTC by creating a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB

The K to 12 challenge

Jun 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM

Now is not the time to hit the brakes on a national reform we desperately need and have been working towards for the past years

Most Filipinos want to delay, scrap K to 12 – poll

Jun 04, 2015 - 9:00 PM

After learning that college workers will possibly lose their jobs more survey respondents want government to defer or altogether scrap the new education program

SUSPEND K TO 12? In this file photo, educators from different colleges and universities march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. File photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

Aquino: 'Don't think of K to 12 as a burden'

May 29, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Two years after signing the law President Benigno Aquino III says the country is now ready for K to 12

READY. President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his message during the celebration of the second year anniversary of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, May 29, 2015. Photo by Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Negros Occidental schools 'ready' for K to 12

May 12, 2015 - 6:36 PM

The province expects 46 680 students to enter senior high school by 2016

DepEd: Senior high open to graduates of pre-K to 12 program

May 07, 2015 - 3:16 PM

The education department will reserve at least 400 000 slots in senior high school for those who graduated under the 10 year pre college cycle before K to 12

Lawmakers file second petition vs K to 12 before SC

May 06, 2015 - 1:57 PM

The petitioners believe the law failed to comply with the 1987 Constitution as far as consultations with stakeholders are concerned

SUSPEND K TO 12? Educators from different colleges and universities march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. File photo by Joel Leporada

DepEd target: Build 20,000 senior high classrooms in 2016

May 05, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Education Secretary Armin Luistro says if Congress approves the budget for it this will be his department s last major classroom construction

LAST MAJOR CONSTRUCTION. The Department of Education's target is to build another 20,000 classrooms in 2016 for its senior high school program. File photo by Rapper/Jee Geronimo

UP to 'reinvent' UPCAT for K to 12 graduates

Apr 17, 2015 - 12:14 PM

The new UPCAT will be able to assess higher skills of senior high school graduates

UP, PNU to train public school teachers for senior high

Apr 16, 2015 - 5:00 PM

State universities plan to adopt smaller schools and train their master teachers on the new senior high school curriculum

Senators want Chinese, Spanish languages in K to 12 curriculum

Apr 15, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Educators say however that the government needs to first address the deteriorating English proficiency of public school students

Advocates want SC to stop 'anti-Filipino' new GE curriculum

Apr 15, 2015 - 5:52 PM

Petitioners say a CHED memorandum that will exclude national language courses from the general education curriculum in colleges violates the Constitution

K to 12: 80-hour subject on disaster readiness 'too much'?

Apr 15, 2015 - 2:04 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano asks: Why does the disaster readiness and risk reduction subject have the same hours as other mathematics and science subjects?

DISASTER READINESS. Filipino students cover their heads as they 'escape to a safer ground' during an earthquake preparedness drill at a community sitting on a fault-line in Quezon city, eastern Manila, Philippines, 19 March 2014. File photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Many schools not yet training teachers for K to 12

Apr 14, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Senator Pia Cayetano is worried that schools only acknowledge that training is needed She says people need to see actual trainings happening now

IS PH READY? The Senate committee on education, arts and culture – chaired by Senator Pia Cayetano – conducts a hearing on the issues involving the implementation of the K to 12 Education program. Photo by Albert Calvelo/Senate PRIB

Buses, dormitories for CDO senior high school students

Apr 10, 2015 - 5:23 PM

Cagayan de Oro is one of the 10 cities that will pilot the implementation of the senior high school program in June 2015 a year ahead of other public schools in the country

NEW SCHOOL. Students of the new Tablon National High School welcome Mayor Oscar Moreno during the turnover of the 4-storey high school building, which has 18 classrooms. Tablon National High school was an annex of Agusan High School for 18 years. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

Pia Cayetano: K to 12 has to happen at the 'right time'

Mar 25, 2015 - 1:23 PM

The senator cites gaps in the major education reform program that may hinder its effective implementation if not done at the proper time

Expect higher dropout rates due to K to 12 – Trillanes

Mar 18, 2015 - 8:27 PM

Senator Sonny Trillanes who is calling for the suspension of the K to 12 program says more students might stop schooling because of additional expenses needed to finish two more years of high school

SUSPEND K TO 12. Senator Sonny Trillanes is one of the lawmakers calling for the suspension of K to 12 on the grounds that the country is not yet prepared for its full implementation. File photo by Rappler

Ateneo to offer coed senior high school in 2016

Mar 13, 2015 - 6:13 PM

The school will open its doors to 300 new students – both boys and girls – who will be chosen from public parochial and select private schools in the Philippines

Group seeks SC TRO vs K to 12

Mar 12, 2015 - 7:33 PM

A coalition of educators files the petition on grounds of labor woes and the inadequacy of a P29 billion transition fund for K to 12

SUSPEND K TO 12? Educators from different colleges and universities Thursday march to Supreme Court fro protest rally calling for the immediate suspension of the unprepared and ill-designed program the K-12. Photo by Joel Leporada

Suspend K to 12? But PH ready for it – Luistro

Mar 11, 2015 - 4:42 PM

While displacements will likely happen because of the K to 12 program Luistro says the government is working on safety nets for workers in higher education institutions

LAST MILE. Education Secretary Armin Luistro asks critics for their support as DepEd finishes preparations for the full implementation of K to 12. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Worst-case scenario: K to 12 may displace 78K workers

Feb 19, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The Commission on Higher Education will ask Congress for a P29 billion transition fund to help mitigate the impact of the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013 on the tertiary education sector

Congress considers fund to help workers affected by K to 12

Jul 29, 2014 - 9:38 PM

The House committee on higher and technical education asks CHED for an actual number of affected workers before discussing the proposed P29 billion transition fund

CHED may require use of Filipino to teach some GE courses

Jun 23, 2014 - 5:26 PM

The Commission will also propose to Congress a stabilization fund that will cover the cost of maintaining faculty and the cost of lost of enrollment in colleges due to K to 12

TRANSITION PAINS. CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan says the country will have to weather the transition phase of the K to 12 program 'as best as we can.' Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

No Filipino subjects in college? 'Tanggol Wika' opposes CHED memo

Jun 21, 2014 - 10:11 PM

The newly created alliance says it will bring its fight all the way to Malacañang

College professors fear massive retrenchment due to K to 12

Jun 12, 2014 - 7:11 PM

A set of guidelines is expected to be released by the end of June to guide employers on what to do during the nationwide implementation of the program

PH basic education: 'Cramming' toward ASEAN 2015

Dec 03, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The PH schools should be ready both ways – so it can send students to other ASEAN schools and be absorbed easily and to be ready to accept int l students

8 ways PH higher education can prepare for ASEAN 2015

Nov 25, 2013 - 7:05 PM

Less than two years before the regional integration most Philippine colleges and universities are still wary of internationalization

CHED to colleges: Rethink business model

Jul 03, 2013 - 10:09 PM

CHED is already preparing for the two year enrollment gap in 2016 and 2017 as well as the other effects of the K to 12 program on colleges and universities

File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Aquino signs K-12 bill into law

May 15, 2013 - 11:21 AM

UPDATE Law adds two years to the education system

ENHANCED EDUCATION. President Aquino signs a law that hopes to enhance the future of education in the Philippines. Photo from Noynoy Aquino Facebook page