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Alliance of Concerned Teachers hits DepEd as 7 million students still unenrolled

Jul 13, 2020 - 3:05 PM

'One child left behind is one too many, and the government is duty-bound to ensure each and every Filipino’s exercise of all of their constitutionally guaranteed rights,' says the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

PRE-PANDEMIC TIMES. Public school students attend flag ceremony during the opening of classes in 2017. File photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

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

Pisay scholars make free storybook to teach children about COVID-19

Jul 12, 2020 - 5:26 PM

A group of graduating scholars from Philippine Science High School– Western Visayas campus makes 'Kids Against COVID-19' to help children understand the pandemic

FOR THE YOUTH. 'Kids against COVID-19' is both a storybook and a coloring book for children aged three to seven years old. Cover photo from Publiscience website, reader photo courtesy of Jean Suobiron-Larroder

Indonesia military academy hit by virus outbreak

Jul 12, 2020 - 4:15 PM

Of the 1,280 confirmed infections, 991 are cadets and the rest are staff and their family members

OUTBREAK. This picture taken on July 9, 2020 shows the closed main gate of the Indonesian army's Officer Candidate School in Bandung, after more than 1,200 personnel including instructors of the institution were tested positive for COVID-19. Photo by Timur Matahari/AFP

Parents face dilemma as U.S. schools seek to reopen

Jul 11, 2020 - 12:24 PM

The fear of classroom contagion is shared by many parents, who suspect younger pupils will particularly struggle to socially distance or wear uncomfortable masks for hours to avoid getting COVID-19

RESTARTING CLASSES. In this file photo taken on July 09, 2020 instructor Chablis Torres (C) reads to children in a pre-school class, wearing masks and at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions at Happy Day School in Monterey Park, California. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

CHED says schools ready for 'flexible learning' in August

Jul 10, 2020 - 7:16 PM

'We are ready to open [classes] this August. No ifs, no buts. Learning must continue. We learn as one, we are ready,' says CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III

'WE'RE READY.' CHED Chairperson Prospero de Vera III says colleges and universities are ready to open classes in August. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINION] The Ifugao, cowboys, and assimilation through education

Jul 09, 2020 - 4:01 PM

'[T]here are no initiatives yet to properly train teachers in indigenous history and heritage'

EXPLAINER: Handa na bang magbukas ng klase sa Agosto 24 ang Pilipinas?

Jul 08, 2020 - 8:41 PM

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

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:41 PM

'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'

Hong Kong gov't tells schools to remove books breaching security law

Jul 07, 2020 - 12:35 AM

The order for schools to review and remove any contraband books comes two days after Hong Kong's libraries said they were also pulling titles deemed to breach the law for a review

CONTRABAND BOOKS. A women looks at books in a public library in Hong Kong on July 4, 2020. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP

Miriam College forms committee to probe sexual harassment complaints

Jul 05, 2020 - 5:30 PM

Miriam College's Truth and Justice Committee is mandated to recommend sanctions for those found guilty of inappropriate behavior

CHED allows medical schools to admit students who have not taken NMAT

Jul 02, 2020 - 12:31 PM

The Commission on Higher Education says it made the decision in response 'to the call of many students who want to pursue their medical education but were not able to take the National Medical Admission Test'

LENDING A HAND. Fostering doctors' interest in serving the Philippines begins way before medical school. Image from Shutterstock

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

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

Thailand schools reopen with strict hygiene rules

Jul 01, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Thai authorities recommend that class sizes be restricted to 20-25 students while doorknobs, desks and other areas at risk of spreading infection be sanitized frequently throughout the day

Students arrive at a primary school in Bangkok on July 1, 2020, as schools reopened after being temporarily closed due to the threat of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Pupils in Thailand returned to school on July 1, though with strict rules to prevent fresh coronavirus outbreaks, as the kingdom pushed towards normality with the pandemic raging on beyond its borders. Romeo GACAD / AFP

School enrollment period extended to July 15 – Roque

Jun 30, 2020 - 1:51 PM

'Pwede ba ho ngayon palang, kapag pu-pwede na, i-enroll na natin ang ating mga anak,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

ENROLLMENT EXTENDED. Grade 6 teacher Rea Aniasco, on May 29, 2020, arranges the classroom chairs into 20 piece. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

MCHS family council 'alarmed' by high number of sexual harassment complaints

Jun 30, 2020 - 12:29 PM

'There is no room for predators teaching in any school system,' the Miriam College High School (MCHS) Family Council Parent Representative said in a statement

#StepUpUAP: Another school faces complaints of sexual harassment

Jun 29, 2020 - 7:46 PM

The University of Asia and the Pacific encourages victims of sexual harassment to come forward and file complaints with the Office of Student Mentoring, Guidance and Counseling

After #MCHSDoBetter goes viral, other schools urged to act on sexual harassment

Jun 28, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Students and alumni from different institutions who experienced alleged sexual misconduct from teachers want their voices and pleas for justice to be heard

[OPINION] Drawing the line on sexual harassment in all-girls schools

Jun 28, 2020 - 2:39 PM

'Just because a space is supposed to be safe, it doesn't mean it is'

Justice Leonen backs safe spaces campaign for students

Jun 28, 2020 - 10:36 AM

The daughter of Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen attends Miriam College, whose students and alumnae have bared on social media stories of sexual harassment and emotional manipulation perpetrated by the school's own teachers

CONCERNED FATHER. Justice Marvic Leonen at the Democracy Forum at the Ateneo Law School in Makati on February 12, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/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

#MCHSdobetter: Groups condemn sexual misconduct of teachers, call for justice

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:45 PM

Students and alumni come out in the open, using the tag #MCHSdobetter as they flood social media with their own stories of sexual harassment, assault, and pedophilia

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

CHED: News reports on face-to-face classes in July not true

Jun 24, 2020 - 4:04 PM

Chairman Prospero de Vera III, however, says CHED is 'crafting guidelines for possible limited face-to-face classes in low risk MGCQ areas' as part of flexible learning approach

CLARIFICATION. CHED Chairman Prospero de Vera III says news reports on supposed 'face-to-face' classes in July are not true. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

85,000 Makati public school students to get free learning modules, internet load

Jun 23, 2020 - 12:29 PM

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.

SCHOOLS PRE-PANDEMIC. Grade school students sing the national anthem before the coronavirus pandemic hit the Philippines. File photo photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Teachers urge DepEd to extend their work from home setup

Jun 20, 2020 - 4:41 PM

According to the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition, requiring teachers to report to schools starting June 22 is 'unnecessary, impractical, and will just place them and other people in a health hazard'

IN DANGER? A teachers group calls on the Department of Education to let educators work from home longer. Rappler file photo

Leaving it to LGUs to provide gadgets to students can further digital divide – group

Jun 08, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Some local governments are rich, some aren't. A teachers' group says the national government should step in.

DepEd postpones face-to-face classes until COVID-19 vaccine is available

Jun 08, 2020 - 12:21 PM

(UPDATED) Despite calls from parents and teachers to delay classes, the DepEd says it's preparing for a distance learning approach so classes can start on August 24

PRE-PANDEMIC TIMES. File photo of students during the opening of classes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bill allowing class opening after August now up for Duterte’s signature

Jun 04, 2020 - 9:17 PM

Just like the senators did, representatives unanimously approve on final reading the bill giving the President the power to set the school opening at a later date

CLASSES IN A PANDEMIC. A Manila Health Department staff disinfects a classroom of M. Hizon Elementary School on June 1, 2020. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

DepEd warns public against illegal selling of learning materials online

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The Department of Education says all learning materials will be free of charge once they become available

UST to honor athletes' scholarships until end of 2020

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The clarification comes after a report stated at least 30 athletes were told they would lose their scholarships in the first term of the academic year 2020-2021

SECURED. UST says no athlete will be released from scholarship for the first term of academic year 2020-21. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Teachers' group wants class opening delayed to January 2021

Jun 03, 2020 - 2:52 PM

The Teachers' Dignity Coalition says delaying the opening of classes would give them more time to prepare for the distance learning approach

PRE-PANDEMIC SCHOOL. File photo of Corazon Aquino Elementary School students. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

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

Senators unanimously approve proposal to delay start of classes

Jun 01, 2020 - 5:03 PM

(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

DINFECTING CLASSROOMS. Members of Manila Health Department disinfects the classrooms of M. Hizon Elementary School as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19 and for the enrollment of students on June 1. Photo by KD Madrilejos/Rappler

Public school teachers to receive P3,500 cash allowance this June

Jun 01, 2020 - 4:33 PM

The Department of Education says it is eyeing to release the cash allowance on the second week of June

BACK TO SCHOOL PREPS. Grade six school teacher Rea Aniasco arranges the classroom chairs into 20 pieces. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[OPINYON] Bakit takot tayong maantala ang pag-aaral?

May 31, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Hindi natakot maantala sa pag-aaral ang ating mga magulang at lolo’t lola noong World War 2. Ang pandemya ay isang digmaan. Nakataya ang buhay nating lahat. Bakit tayo nagmamadali?

Despite earlier memo, Angelicum school in Iloilo clarifies it won’t close

May 29, 2020 - 8:10 PM

This comes after Angelicum School Iloilo's director, Rev. Fr. Maximo Gatela, announces the cessation of operations effective July 31 due to the difficult implications brought about by the coronavirus pandemic

Remote enrollment in basic education will be implemented during pandemic

May 28, 2020 - 4:51 PM

The Department of Education releases the guidelines for enrollment for the school year 2020-2021

BACK TO SCHOOL. File photo of elementary students. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

No need to buy gadgets, printed materials will be given – DepEd

May 28, 2020 - 3:00 PM

The Department of Education says it will find a way to bring printed learning materials to students

DISTANCE LEARNING. File photo of public elementary school students. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Hong Kong high school students go back to class

May 27, 2020 - 12:59 PM

Hundreds of secondary schools open their doors for senior students, the first classes in the state sector since late January

Workers walk on a footbridge outside the Legislative Council after passing a check point (back) manned by riot police in Hong Kong on May 27, 2020, ahead of a debate over a law that bans insulting China's national anthem. ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP

Public school enrollment to push through on June 1 – Malacañang

May 27, 2020 - 11:03 AM

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

Students and teachers of Laurel Elementary School cover their noses in an attempt to reduce the stink coming from a nearby dumpsite. Photo from Laurel Baho facebook page

Roque: Classes to resume virtually if community quarantine lasts until August 24

May 26, 2020 - 4:36 PM

Students in areas without internet access may attend barangay 'makeshift classes' with radio or TV sets, says the presidential spokesperson

CYBER SCHOOLING. Students' faces appear on tablets perched on robots during a "cyber graduation" ceremony in Taguig City on May 22, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Vico Sotto: We can't let public school students get left behind

May 26, 2020 - 2:55 PM

The Pasig mayor says whether or not physical classes resume, the city is 'identifying funds' for personal learning devices for public school students

VICO SOTTO. Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto during a Rappler interview in October 2019. Rappler screenshot

Avatar robots at graduation? Japan pioneered them

May 24, 2020 - 9:01 AM

A public school in Taguig is the first in the Philippines to dress robots in toga to represent its graduates. The first in the world to do that was a university in Tokyo.

SUBSTITUTES. ‘newme’ avatar robots representing graduates of the Business BreakThrough University in Tokyo exit the stage after receiving diplomas from president Kenichi Ohmae on March 28, 2020. Photo from the BBT University website

IN PHOTOS: Robots represent graduating high school students in Taguig

May 22, 2020 - 5:39 PM

The Senator Renato ‘Compañero’ Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School resorts to technology to comply with the prohibition on mass gatherings

Indian school confessions Facebook page mistaken for anti-Duterte campaign

May 14, 2020 - 1:39 PM

Pro-Duterte users spam a Facebook page meant for alumni of Daisy Dales Senior Secondary School in India, much to the confusion of the page’s admins

[ANALYSIS] The costs of school closures

May 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

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.