Rappler's latest stories on school opening
'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
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
'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
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.
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'
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
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
'Pwede ba ho ngayon palang, kapag pu-pwede na, i-enroll na natin ang ating mga anak,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
This comes after private schools raised concerns over the 'non-negotiable' requirements that, according to them, were finalized without any public consultation
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
'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
'Where will the private schools get the financial wherewithal to fund the 'non-negotiable' minimum requirements?' asks the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations
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
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.
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'
Some local governments are rich, some aren't. A teachers' group says the national government should step in.
(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
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
The Department of Education says all learning materials will be free of charge once they become available
The Teachers' Dignity Coalition says delaying the opening of classes would give them more time to prepare for the distance learning approach
(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
The Department of Education releases the guidelines for enrollment for the school year 2020-2021
The Department of Education says it will find a way to bring printed learning materials to students
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School opening complaints from parents and students may be sent directly to the Department of Education DepEd Central Office or to its local counterparts
Critics dispute the Education Secretary s assertion citing the high cost of tuition despite the availability of vouchers and the low enrollment turnout which could lead to a greater number of out of school youth
Follow live updates on the first day of classes in different parts of the Philippines here
The City Traffic Operations Management says private vehicles transporting students of big private schools are expected to clog major roads in Cebu
We don’t refuse late enrollees and transferees as education is for all Our concerns are the school facilities says the principal of Daraga National High School
Local education officials however expect more students enrolling late
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The education department is embarking on an aggressive recruitment effort to get the best and brightest teachers
Almost 21 million public school students go back to school Manny Pacquiao’s wealth drops King Juan Carlos of Spain abdicates
New regulations requiring higher building standards so schools withstand future typhoons have caused delays in government s plan to build or repair 20 000 rooms
It s that time of the year again when the rooms are crowded and the streets will soon be flooded
Nationwide 18 850 PNP personnel will be deployed for the opening of classes
in Barangay Ilaya in Glan Sarangani the Esther Yap Elementary School has been locked out blame it on a defeated mayoralty candidate
The Commission on Higher Education approves 354 petitions for increases in tuition and other fees or 78 of the total number of applicants