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'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
A group of graduating scholars from Philippine Science High School– Western Visayas campus makes 'Kids Against COVID-19' to help children understand the pandemic
Of the 1,280 confirmed infections, 991 are cadets and the rest are staff and their family members
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
'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
'[T]here are no initiatives yet to properly train teachers in indigenous history and heritage'
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.
'Having a support system is not as powerful as it sounds if the structure it resides in is hesitant to change'
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
Miriam College's Truth and Justice Committee is mandated to recommend sanctions for those found guilty of inappropriate behavior
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
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
'Pwede ba ho ngayon palang, kapag pu-pwede na, i-enroll na natin ang ating mga anak,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
'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
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
Students and alumni from different institutions who experienced alleged sexual misconduct from teachers want their voices and pleas for justice to be heard
'Just because a space is supposed to be safe, it doesn't mean it is'
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
This comes after private schools raised concerns over the 'non-negotiable' requirements that, according to them, were finalized without any public consultation
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
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 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
The Teachers' Dignity Coalition says delaying the opening of classes would give them more time to prepare for the distance learning approach
Founder and CEO Henry Motte-Muñoz makes the present less scary for educators
(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 says it is eyeing to release the cash allowance on the second week of June
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?
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
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
Hundreds of secondary schools open their doors for senior students, the first classes in the state sector since late January
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 in areas without internet access may attend barangay 'makeshift classes' with radio or TV sets, says the presidential spokesperson
The Pasig mayor says whether or not physical classes resume, the city is 'identifying funds' for personal learning devices for public school students
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.
The Senator Renato ‘Compañero’ Cayetano Memorial Science and Technology High School resorts to technology to comply with the prohibition on mass gatherings
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
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.