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Licuanan proud of leveling opportunities in public, private education

Jan 27, 2018 - 8:09 PM

Many of the first batch of scholars in state universities and colleges graduated with honors. It shows that 'talent and intelligence is normally distributed, but opportunity is not,' former CHED Patricia Licuanan says.

LICUANAN's LEGACY. Former chairperson Patricia Licuanan talks to Rappler about what she believes is her legacy in CHED. File by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Public schools open for school year 2017-2018

Jun 05, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How s the first day of school like for 22 9 million students all over the country?

Students of President Corazon Aquino High School attend the flag ceremony during the first day of classes in Baseco, Tondo, Manila on June 5, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

22.9M students return to public schools nationwide

Jun 05, 2017 - 6:50 AM

Including enrollees in private schools about 27 million students are expected for school year 2017 2018 according to the DepEd

Grade 1 students queue outside the classrooms at Belmonte Elementary School in Holy Spirit, Quezon City, before the start of school year 2017-2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's 10-point education agenda

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:10 PM

In 2010 President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country Did he fulfill his campaign promise?

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?

Early registration for public school students on January 30

Jan 28, 2016 - 6:04 PM

For this year s early registration the education department will focus on the last milers or children and youth who are out of school

EARLY REGISTRATION BEGINS. Parents look after their children during the first day of school in Batasan Elementary School on June 1, 2015. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Classes in public schools begin June 1

Apr 08, 2015 - 10:46 AM

School year 2015 2016 will have 201 school days and will end on April 1 2016

CSU students light candles for schoolmate Rosanna Sanfuego

Mar 07, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Some students hold up banners with the name of Rosanna Sanfuego who reportedly killed herself over difficulties in paying school fees

REMEMBERING ROSANNA. Cagayan State University Students light candles in memory of fallen classmate Rosanna Sanfuego. Photo from the NUSP Pilipinas website

'Students can’t afford reimposition of CSU tuition fees'

Mar 04, 2015 - 12:28 PM

As it is most students of Cagayan State University cannot afford the cost of school fees says the National Union of Students of the Philippines

TUITION FEE DEBATE. Cagayan State University has observed a 'no tuition fee' policy since 2009. File photo by Raymon Dullana/Rappler

Early registration in public schools begins January 24

Jan 23, 2015 - 4:32 PM

The education department says early registration will run until February 27 to avoid overcrowding when schools open in June

EARLY REGISTRATION. Filipino pupils get handed their papers in an overloaded classroom during the first day of school at the President Corazon Aquino Elementary School in Quezon city, east suburban Manila, Philippines, June 2, 2014. File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

DepEd to school heads: Prepare for Typhoon Hagupit

Dec 03, 2014 - 6:13 PM

In Yolanda hit areas the education department advises schools undergoing repair and construction to secure their equipment and materials ahead of the typhoon

Collaboration key to solving poor education system

Nov 28, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Here s how civil society local government units and volunteers can work together to improve the delivery of quality education in every community

Beyond #PisayContract, strengthen S&T in PH – netizens

Nov 21, 2014 - 8:12 PM

Netizens argue for and against the fairness of binding high school students to a science course in college but they rally behind the need for gov t to invest more in the field of science and technology

Students near Mayon take shifts in classrooms

Sep 23, 2014 - 7:28 PM

Some schools have been vacated while others have been turned into evacuation centers thus the need to shorten classes to accommodate more students

MAKESHIFT CLASSROOMS. Students in Guinobatan, Albay attend classes in tents. Photo from Albay Governor Joey Salceda's Facebook account

DepEd increases subsidy for students outside NCR

May 31, 2014 - 4:50 PM

The government now provides a subsidy of P7 500 to deserving elementary school graduates outside Metro Manila who wish to pursue their secondary education in private schools

Dismal attendance in reopened schools in Yolanda areas

Dec 06, 2013 - 6:27 PM

DepEd has teamed up with Save the Children and UNICEF to bring back 500 000 children to classrooms

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

Schools told: Accept students affected by Yolanda ASAP

Nov 16, 2013 - 7:30 AM

Education Secretary Brother Armin Luistro urges schools not to be strict with documentary requirements for student transferees

Yolanda damaged 90% of school infra in Tacloban – Luistro

Nov 15, 2013 - 10:51 PM

As of Friday noon DepEd has already reached most school divisions affected by Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan except the one in Eastern Samar

STILL STANDING. This microphone stand survives the wrath of Super Typhoon Yolanda. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Back to basics: Leaving notes, finding people

Nov 15, 2013 - 12:24 PM

With the long work ahead of them teachers and educators draw strength from each other

RUINS. The inside view of what was once a high school classroom in Hernani, Eastern Samar. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Most school divisions in Eastern Visayas closed, unreachable

Nov 12, 2013 - 11:00 PM

As of Tuesday November 12 only school divisions of Northern Samar Maasin Southern Leyte and Calbayog have resumed operations

ASAP. Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro says the best way for children to recover is to bring them back to schools as soon as possible. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Task: Locate teachers in disaster areas

Nov 12, 2013 - 3:09 PM

Temporary learning spaces will be set up once school officials are accounted for says Education Secretary Armin Luistro

Indian school head arrested over mass poisoning: police

Jul 24, 2013 - 11:59 PM

Police arrest the head of a school in eastern India where 23 children died after eating a free meal laced with a lethal pesticide an officer says

FOOD POISONING. Indian schoolchildren recovering from food poisoning receive medical treatment at the Patna Medical College and Hospital in Patna on July 20, 2013. Photo by AFP

Deaths rock trust in India school meals scheme

Jul 21, 2013 - 4:09 PM

While there has been widespread revulsion over the revelations experts say the scheme is nevertheless a crucial weapon in the war against malnutrition