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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

PLDT Enterprise, De La Salle Lipa partner to enable e-Learning

Jul 05, 2020 - 7:15 AM

PLDT Enterprise has turned over 665 units of pocket WiFi devices with Smart GIGA Study plans

DepEd ramps up online education platform ahead of new school year

Jul 04, 2020 - 5:55 PM

The education department is doubling the capacity of DepEd Commons to accommodate at least 17 million users by August 24

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

[OPINION] On hoarding certificates from online courses and webinars

Jun 29, 2020 - 2:08 PM

'The webinar is eroticized by so-called experts as a necessary and legitimate qualification. The certificate becomes the cult-favorite signal of self-improvement.'

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

[ANALYSIS] Balancing education risks during this pandemic

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The pandemic has made distance learning a necessary tool. But it cannot serve as the exclusive approach to education while we wait for a vaccine.

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

[OPINYON] Tara, webinar!

Jun 10, 2020 - 11:24 AM

Teacher ka? Walang nakatitiyak kung anong uri ng danas ang nakaamba sa atin sa pasukan. Mag-aral, maghanda, para hindi mabulaga.

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

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

Inside the Industry: The future of schooling with Edukasyon.ph

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Founder and CEO Henry Motte-Muñoz makes the present less scary for educators

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

[ANALYSIS] Don't confuse schooling with learning

May 26, 2020 - 2:00 PM

President Duterte rejects the idea of opening classes in August, saying we should wait for a vaccine first. Does this mean education has to stop?

Educational publisher gives free access to teaching resources

May 25, 2020 - 11:11 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Initially exclusive to Diwa partner schools, the Diwa Learning Town is now open to all educators to encourage them to start their learning continuity plan amid COVID-19

[OPINION] Have you asked your teachers how they're doing in this pandemic?

May 21, 2020 - 3:15 PM

'Does the institution care for our teachers? What if those teachers also become carriers of the virus to their students and family members? Will the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education be accountable for this?'

Free app aims to revolutionalize distance learning in PH schools

May 20, 2020 - 8:24 AM

Known as SPLAT (short for Supporting Parents, Learners, Administrators and Teachers), this positive behavior recognition app has been used in US schools for 6 years

Senate approves alternative learning bill on final reading

May 04, 2020 - 10:17 PM

'The ALS Act is, in its very essence, a bill about second chances. It is a bill about providing opportunities for a better life to our fellow Filipinos who have fallen into hard times,' says Senator Gatchalian

MENTORING. Frizza Dogomio is mentored by a Convergys employee under the Department of Education's Alternative Learning System. File photo from Convergys

[ANALYSIS] Going back to school – and the challenges ahead

May 01, 2020 - 11:30 AM

The impediment to a broader use of digital learning lies on the student side – and to address this requires government and private sector support

[Kwentong COVID] Learning despite the lockdown

Apr 29, 2020 - 9:00 AM

Ellyssa Jhen Jiao writes about what's keeping her occupied during the lockdown

Illustration by Alejandro Edoria

From mythology to machine learning, a history of artificial intelligence

Apr 28, 2020 - 8:00 AM

While artificial intelligence now powers smart cities, driverless cars, and home appliances, ethical concerns about the technology have existed for centuries

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. All visuals by Gogi Kamushadze for Coda Story

[Kwentong COVID] Salute to frontliners, TikTok with mama and kuya

Apr 27, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Distance learning and TikTok make the lockdown just a little easier to bear for Jamilah Claire Jumuad

[Kwentong COVID] Problems bigger than my grades

Apr 26, 2020 - 5:18 PM

Yliah writes about Good Samaritans and finding a reason to hope

Illustration by Alyssa Arizabal

[Kwentong COVID] When life slows down

Apr 25, 2020 - 7:18 PM

Jay Emmanuel Pangilinan writes about a world that's no longer in a rush

Illustration by David Castuciano

[Kwentong COVID] Finding hope, easing fear in lockdown

Apr 24, 2020 - 1:33 PM

Grade 7 student John Laurence Carullo writes about how his own family is adjusting to the abrupt change and the lockdown

Illustration by Raffy de Guzman

[Kwentong COVID] My 7th birthday in lockdown

Apr 23, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Grade 1 student Kimy writes about life – and a birthday – in lockdown

Illustration by Nico Villarete

Who is the Filipino? Jaton Zulueta on distance learning and keeping dreams alive

Apr 13, 2020 - 11:38 AM

Public schools may have shut down, but learning should not

This learning center in the Philippines taps free Facebook messenger for distance learning

Apr 10, 2020 - 1:57 PM

Learning shouldn’t stop just because school and learning centers have to shut down

DISTANCE LEARNING. Online learning is available even to those with data plans. Photo from AHA Learning Center

LIST: Free e-learning resources for kids

Apr 05, 2020 - 7:00 PM

Check out these sites and YouTube accounts

How deep learning AI is discovering new antibiotics

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:47 AM

As drug resistance in many pathogens rises, AI may help us find newer, more effective antibiotics


ROUNDTABLE: Helping kids keep up in the age of digital learning

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:12 AM

On Wednesday, February 5, 10 am join our discussion about today’s faster learning environment and what must parents do to help their children be ready for the future

Caraga school focused on agriculture can help sustain Lumad communities

Dec 25, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The students from indigenous communities are, however, displaced by mining operations and military attacks

Photo courtesy by ALCADEV

[ANALYSIS] Second chances

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:29 AM

As we celebrate International Youth Day on Monday, August 12, we must strive to find solutions to ensure that children and young people who have fallen back are not left behind

Lumad schools in Davao region just suspended – DepEd

Jul 18, 2019 - 4:34 PM

Salugpongan Ta’ Tanu Igkanogon Community Learning Center has until Monday, July 22, to justify why the schools shouldn’t be closed

NO TO CLOSURE. Student and Teachers storm DepED to condemn the order to suspend Lumad schools in Southern Mindanao. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

DepEd 'connects disconnected' schools in its new e-learning initiative

Jul 17, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Open Educational Resources are digital learning materials students and teachers can access – even offline – no matter where they are. Will it work in the Philippines?

DepEd orders temporary closure of 55 Lumad schools in Davao region

Jul 13, 2019 - 1:58 PM

DepEd regional officials say the closure is based on the findings of an anti-insurgency task force, which alleged that the schools teach students to rebel against the government

Developer shuts down app that makes fake nudes of clothed women

Jun 28, 2019 - 7:54 PM

DeepNude's developer worries about the potential harm of an app he built 'for fun'

DEEPNUDE. The X-Ray application takes off and is eventually taken down by its makers. Screenshot of website.

By the time you are 20

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Learning is more complex than just going to school, getting a job, and playing Sudoku or crossword puzzles to keep your mind together later in life

Can we really scale human learning?

Mar 03, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The real proof that you have learned is not what you know but what you do with what you know