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College grads can’t find work, jobs can’t be filled–what gives? »

Where are the jobs? That’s the question college graduates are asking. Where are the qualified applicants? That’s the question industries with vacancies to fill are asking. Students and parents who think that a degree diploma is all that is needed to be hired for work are in for a rude awakening. Of the 2.94 million […]

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What’s happening to UP’s Gen Ed? »

If you ask me what I learned in college, these would be among the top answers: I learned how to read, what made good writing, how to ask questions, how to think, how to argue; I learned about possible answers to the meaning of life, why people were different, why they were the same, what was so genius about probability, why Physics was more fun than Chemistry, how to appreciate a good painting, why I loved classical music, etc.

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Big 4 admission tests to continue »

Questions are asked whether tertiary institutions will conduct college admission tests this year with the transition to the K-12 (Kindergarten to Grade 12) Basic Education Program.

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Coding: A new language for PWDs »

“If I could have shared my voice with her to give sound to the words she wanted to say, I would have done so,” Maria Genina Domingo of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, referring to a hearing-impaired student she was coaching.

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Three contests highlight Buwan ng Wika »

This year’s annual observance of Buwan ng Wika, Aug. 1-31, will be highlighted by three competitions.

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Why English is so very hard to teach and learn »

If you know the feeling of rage turning into tears that do not fall, you can guess how I felt when one of my students answered “boys” upon being asked what the verb was in the sentence “The boys go to school every day.” To say that our students’ knowledge of the English language has […]

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Standout tales of love, survival and fantasy from high school writers »

La douleur exquise By Jannah Corrine B. Jumamil LA DOULEUR exquise (French): The heart-wrenching pain of wanting someone you can’t have Hanahaki byou : A fictional disease of the human system that coughs up flowers due to severe one-sided love The first time Rena threw up white petals was during the night in her lonely […]

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Editors’ choice: Young Writers of Summer »

Year 2 and here we are, smiling from ear to ear as we present our selection of poems and essays from the tweet-and-text generation. The short stories will have their turn next Tuesday. The Young Writers of Summer is a program that we started in 2014 to encourage high school students to write during their […]

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Technology is not a threat but teachers have to adapt »

The cell phone is a tool, not an enemy. This was one of the first things over 200 teachers from some 40 schools learned at TechnoKids Philippines’ annual Workshop on Instructional Systems Design for Organizational Masters, or Wisdom. In his presentation, Stephen Jay Co, head of undergraduate studies of Far Eastern University’s Institute of Education, […]

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Getting kids to love Math, English »

Children who hate Math or English at an early age tend to find it hard later on to navigate formal education. NumberWorks’nWords, which uses computer games to drive home English and Math lessons, is one of the newest learning centers in the country. The center gets to complement the formal classroom studies of children. “Even […]

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UP College of Mass Communication holds golden jubilee homecoming »

The University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) celebrates its 50th founding anniversary with a grand alumni homecoming dubbed “CMC@50 – Fifty Shades of Great” on Friday, June 19, 2015 at 6:00p.m. The golden jubilee festivity will be held at F1 Hotel on 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Highlights of […]

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How K to 12 has affected tutorial centers »

Tutorial centers have been among the most severely affected by the start of the K-to-12 program implementation, with the number of enrollees in college entrance test review programs significantly dropping beginning this year. MSA Academic Advancement Institute and Ahead Tutorial and Review Center are two of those that have expected a decrease in enrollment. MSA […]

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We have to bite the bullet »

Among students and parents, the hottest topic today is the country’s shift to the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K to 12) program. Signed into law by President Aquino in 2013, the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum requires all students to take one year of Kindergarten, six years of elementary school (Grades 1 to 6), […]

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My best summer ever »

“Choose one person in your class,” the final Chemistry essay prompt read. “What kind of intermolecular bond would you want to form with them, and why?” It was the first and only time that tears welled in my eyes during a Science examination. Not an ordinary question—but then again, the Ateneo Junior Summer Seminar (AJSS) […]

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