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EXPLAINER: Handa na bang magbukas ng klase sa Agosto 24 ang Pilipinas?
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.
[OPINION] Being gay in an all-girl Catholic school
'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'
DepEd ramps up online education platform ahead of new school year
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
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
After backlash, Briones orders review of distance learning requirements for private schools
This comes after private schools raised concerns over the 'non-negotiable' requirements that, according to them, were finalized without any public consultation
DepEd: 40% of public school teachers trained for distance learning
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
How to help students in need cope with distance learning
(UPDATED) Here are some of the initiatives
85,000 Makati public school students to get free learning modules, internet load
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.
[ANALYSIS] Balancing education risks during this pandemic
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.
For distance learning, Nancy Binay advises DepEd to train parents too
'Napakalaki po ng participation ng magulang dito e. Mayroon ho bang separate training ang DepEd para sa mga parents?' Senator Nancy Binay asks
Teachers’ group: ‘Distance learning moves education farther from poor children’s reach’
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
Distance learning: A looming crisis for students with special needs
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
Leaving it to LGUs to provide gadgets to students can further digital divide – group
Some local governments are rich, some aren't. A teachers' group says the national government should step in.
Duterte on DepEd's distance learning: 'I don't know if we're ready'
'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
DepEd warns public against illegal selling of learning materials online
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
The Teachers' Dignity Coalition says delaying the opening of classes would give them more time to prepare for the distance learning approach
[OPINION] In response to Senator Imee Marcos' statement on teachers
'Instead of blaming teachers for not being able to teach soft skills, as Senator Marcos claims, the government could alleviate the issue by investing more in the education system'
DepEd: Students with special needs included in distance learning preps
The Department of Education has 3 months to prepare before the start of distance learning on August 24
Senators unanimously approve proposal to delay start of classes
(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
Public school enrollment to push through on June 1 – Malacañang
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
[ANALYSIS] Don't confuse schooling with learning
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?
[OPINION] Have you asked your teachers how they're doing in this pandemic?
'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?'
Ex-U.P. chancellor: Gov’t should give SUCs ‘more resources’ for online learning
'They should never ever sacrifice the education budget so we could build up necessary facilities for online learning,' former University of the Philippines Diliman chancellor Michael Tan says
[ANALYSIS] The costs of school closures
If education authorities want a new education 'normal' where blended learning is a viable strategy, they must go beyond simply encouraging its use. Government must provide funding support.
[ANALYSIS] Going back to school – and the challenges ahead
The impediment to a broader use of digital learning lies on the student side – and to address this requires government and private sector support
[OPINION] What will happen to poor students when schools go online?
After this pandemic, the gap between the rich and the poor will still remain
Congress passes bill requiring GMRC in K to 12 curriculum
The bill is now up for the President's signature
[OPINION] A few possible benefits of the coronavirus outbreak
'I realized that online learning is not exactly a worst case scenario'
Vico Sotto: Pasig schools will use 'sablay' instead of toga at graduations
It's more Filipino and more affordable, says the Pasig mayor
Gatchalian: Better for PH to join PISA in 2024 than in 2021
'Joining the [Programme for International Student Assessment] next year without cascading the reforms, I don't think we will expect good results,' says the chair of the Senate committee on basic education
[OPINION] To improve the Philippines, Filipinos should have something to live for
Do you have any intention or ambition to contribute to the country?
[OPINYON] Tara, tong-its!
Ang mga guro muna ang dapat malugod sa pagbabasa bago ang kanilang mag-aaral. Dahil hindi kayang isalin kahit ng pinakamasinop na learning plan at daily lesson log ang lugod at kawilihang dulot ng pagbabasa.
[ANALYSIS] PISA results: Using this to set an Olympic goal for PH education
This cannot be a quick fix. What is required is a sustained undertaking spanning multiple presidential administrations.
[EDITORIAL] Edukasyon sa Pilipinas: Tinimbang ka nguni’t kulang
Decades of skewed priorities in education have come to slap us in the face: we are now officially a country with the worst proficiency in reading for 15-year-olds
Amid dismal PISA results, netizens suggest ways to improve PH education
'Minsan mas nauubos ang panahon ng mga teachers kakagawa ng paperworks at iba pang gawain kaysa sa pagtuturo. The system has to change,' says one netizen
Philippines ranks among lowest in reading, math, and science in 2018 study
The Philippines ranks last among 79 countries in reading comprehension, and also ends up in the low 70s in mathematics and science
[ANALYSIS] Dismal PISA rankings: A wake-up call for Filipinos
At least we now have baseline data that we can use to compare our country’s PISA performance with other countries. It’s better than groping in the dark.
[OPINION] Let them read Wattpad
Having a love for reading expands one's opinions about the world
[OPINION] On Pinoy intellectuals, 'bobotantes,' and populism
Would you mind a conversation with the taxi driver or the package delivery boy about the things that matter to him?
Beyond the classroom: Advocates discuss how to make PH education more accessible
Advocates talk about 4 sectors – urban poor, out-of-school youth and children, and indigenous peoples – during a MovePH huddle done in partnership with the UP College of Education Student Council
[OPINION] P.U.P. deserves to be a national polytechnic university, but not with this bill
'The bill is counterproductive, anti-education, anti-alumni, anti-students, and anti-science,' says alumnus Joseph Masangkay Lardizabal
[OPINION] Glorified but ignored: How to truly honor our teachers
Honoring teachers must not be limited to celebrating them once a year or giving them discounts and tributes
Ang pag-abot ng pangarap ng mga mag-aaral ng St Nicholas
Kabilang sa broken family. Abandonado. Ulila. Nawalay sa pamilya. Working students. May mga estudyante sa St Nicolas Senior High School of Cabanatuan City na may mabibigat na pinagdaraanan. Maaari ninyo silang tulungan.
Gatchalian to study no homework policy proposal 'carefully'
Senator Sherwin Gatchalian says the Senate committee on basic education's priorities are with the K-12 curriculum and addressing the demands of the job market and job mismatch
DepEd Senior High School Voucher Program results for SY 2019-2020 released
The voucher will cover only two years regardless of how long it will take for a student to finish senior high school
Teachers renew calls for 'urgent' salary hike as classes open
'Be it school opening, graduation period, or vacation time, teachers ache for just compensation,' says Alliance of Concerned Teachers Secretary General Raymond Basilio
Classroom shortages greet teachers, students in opening of classes
In order to cope, some schools find the need to split classrooms in half to accommodate students. Teachers say until a more permanent solution is reached, students' learning will continue to be affected by the lack of facilities.
IN PHOTOS: Public schools open amid ‘increasing number of challenges’
Some classrooms don't have chairs, some are mere tents, but the DepEd vows ‘to deliver quality, accessible, relevant, and liberating basic education’
[OPINION] Why senior high school needs urgent fixing
Despite severe birth pains, the SHS program is here to stay. But we need to know as soon as possible which parts of it are working and which aren’t.
[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls
The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves